Tag Archives | Hiftar

Russians to arm Haftar, in Challenge to West

By John Lee. Russia is reportedly planning to arm the eastern-based General Khalifa Hiftar [Haftar], who has been fighting the western-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. According to The Times, Hafter held high-level talks last week aboard the Russian aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov (pictured), in the Mediterranean. In the past seven months he […]

Is ‘Grand Political Bargain’ in Store for Libya?

By Jason Pack for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In Libya’s ever-shifting sands, where conspiracy and disinformation overlay a reality shaped by fluid political alliances, erratic military maneuvers and a crumbling economy, it can be challenging to paint an accurate […]

Hifter in Moscow: Russia’s Shifting Interests in Libya

By Yury Barmin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The image of Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter sporting a Russian ushanka hat as he left the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry on his recent visit to Moscow invokes memories of Cold […]

Trump Victory to Boost Haftar?

By John Lee. A report from Reuters says that allies of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have welcomed Donald Trump’s victory in the American election, “betting on more support for their anti-Islamist stance.” It suggests that the result could boost pro-Haftar factions with strong ties to Egypt and increasingly to Russia — which printed banknotes for Tobruk’s […]

Govt plans “Unity Army” to Halt Internal Conflicts

By Adam Nathan. The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya is planning to build a new ‘unity army’ to stem conflict between rival militias in the country. “Our strategy currently is to inform different military groups that we welcome anyone willing to join the new army but also making it clear they will have […]

Libyan Electricity Crisis Nears End

By Adam Nathan. Libya’s electricity shortage crisis should be over within two months, a senior government official has pledged. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Maiteeg, who is coordinating government and private sector action on the problem, told Libya Business News: “We hope in eight weeks the situation will get much better. But the problem is we […]

The Story Behind General Haftar

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The story behind the general who will likely shape Libya’s future Gen. Khalifa Hifter’s star appears to be rising once again in Libya, and it is only a matter of time before […]

Video: Rogue General Stirs Militia War

From Russia Today. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The US is urging all of its citizens to leave the country, where a CIA-linked rogue general has launched an uprising against the elected government.