Tag Archives | Hiftar

What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?

By Edward P. Joseph, for the Center for the National Interest. “They came, they didn’t meet, they pronounced it a success.” This is the skeptical press line on the latest international bid to stabilize Libya—the Italian hosted “parley in Palermo” this month that was more fizzle than sizzle. After keeping the organizers in suspense, Libya’s […]

EU Delegation meets with General Haftar

Head of the EU Delegation to Libya Alan Bugeja has visited Benghazi where he had a lengthy meeting with General Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar in Rajma, covering the various aspects of the situation in the country, including the security situation as well as efforts to advance the political process. Ambassador Bugeja reiterated the EU’s […]

Russia sends signal on Libya by hosting Hifter

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On  Nov. 7, the chief commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hifter [Haftar], who also represents the government in Tobruk, visited Moscow for a meeting with Russian Defense Minister […]

Italian PM meets with Gen Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met on Sunday evening with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar. The meeting in question followed the talks held in Rome last Friday with the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al Serraj. Gen Haftar has confirmed his participation in the conference […]

Reports of Russian Troops in Libya Spark Controversy

By Maxim A. Suchkov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russia is believed to have been deploying dozens of troops to Libya over the last few days. The story, first reported by The Sun, sheds light on what the British media […]

Italian Foreign Minister meets with Haftar in Benghazi

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi and Marshal Khalifa Haftar had a long and cordial conversation in Benghazi on Sunday, relaunching Libya’s close relationship with Italy in a climate of consolidated trust. The two leaders showed a broad convergence of views in order to foster close cooperation and a […]

Libya and Oil: Common Sense Prevails

By Sir Vincent Fean, The Ambassador Partnership LLP. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sir Vincent Fean’s 39 years of diplomatic experience include serving as Consul-General in Jerusalem, Ambassador to Libya (2006-10), and High Commissioner to Malta.  An Arabist, he has engaged […]

Libya announces Reopening of Oil Terminals

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the lifting of force majeure at the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Hariga (pictured) and Zuetina after the facilities were handed over to the corporation this morning, July 11, 2018. In a statement, the NOC said: “Production and export operations will return to normal levels within the […]