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Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

Divide deepens as Eastern Forces Close Oil Ports

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. Libyan divide deepens as eastern forces shut down oil ports A new weapon is being used as a means of pressure in the Libyan conflict. Namely, Libya’s oil. The Tripoli-based National […]

Russia’s “Multilayered Pie” Policy on Libya

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. On Dec. 7, US Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the United States Africa Command, said that an American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, last month was in fact shot down by […]

Hifter Frees Turkish Sailors

By Diego Cupolo for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Six Turkish sailors were released by forces loyal to the east Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter Monday following a cascade of events that have both changed dynamics on the nation’s front lines and […]

Battle for Tripoli destined to grind on

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. Battle for Tripoli appears destined to grind on in Libya Despite repeated diplomatic setbacks and heavy fighting among rival forces near Tripoli, UN envoy Ghassan Salame‬⁩ met over the weekend with Libyan National Army (LNA) […]

Support for Hifter could cost Egypt work in Libya

By Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt’s support for Hifter could cost it work in Libya Egyptians looking to snag lucrative reconstruction contracts in Libya are divided over whether their country’s support for one side in the […]

What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

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. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit […]