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Malta “Seizes Cash bound for Haftar”

By John Lee. Malta has reportedly seized a massive shipment of an unofficial Libyan currency believed to have been destined for the Eastern-based government in Baida. According to Times of Malta, the cash is thought to have originated from Russia, which has been printing money for the unrecognised Libyan government, based in the eastern city […]

Libyan Parliamentarians meet in Cairo

By Muhammed Magdy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Cairo hosted another two-day meeting bringing together members of the Libyan House of Representatives to discuss the country’s political crisis. The Oct. 18-19 summit was held in anticipation of a UN-sponsored conference in […]

Strained Relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What’s behind strained relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA? Libyan Foreign Minister Fathi Bashagha with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected on Aug. 23 in an interview with […]

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya is “Fueling Civil War”

By Samuel Ramani, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending. […]

Who is Fighting Whom in Tripoli?

Khalifa Haftar’s offensive to take Tripoli, Libya’s capital and largest city, has stalled. Launched in April 2019, the campaign has triggered the largest mobilization of fighters in western Libya since the revolution of 2011. It has also provoked new rifts within and between communities, and is preparing the ground for future political struggles. Who is […]

Latest Libyan Shock Should Come as No Surprise

By Karim Mezran, for the Atlantic Council. A few years ago, I was asked by an international journalist to comment on rumors about the presence of French troops in eastern Libya. Purportedly, France was actively supporting former Qaddafi army general Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to expand his control over the entire region of Cyrenaica. […]

How to put Libya back Together

“If the sun lost its gravity, its gases would explode and its unity would no longer exist. Accordingly, unity is the basis for survival.” Muammar Qaddafi’s “Green Book”, his rambling political manifesto, is full of pabulum. But the former Libyan dictator was right about the importance of unity, something his country has sorely lacked since […]

Tripoli NOC calls for Eastern Rival to be Disbanded

By John Lee. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that it welcomes Khalifa Haftar’s commitment to the legitimacy of the NOC, and its sole right to export Libyan oil in accordance with Libyan law and UN Security Council resolutions. In a statement, it said it calls for the disbandment of the parallel institution in […]