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US Accuses Russia of Exploiting Libyan Conflict

The following is the text of a Joint Statement on U.S.-Libya Security Dialogue. Begin text: Yesterday, the U.S. Government and the Libyan Government of National Accord, represented by Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashaga, launched a U.S-Libya Security Dialogue in Washington, D.C. The Government of National Accord’s delegation expressed grave concerns […]

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 […]

Gazprom aiming to Resume Operations in Libya

By John Lee. A senior National Oil Corporation (NOC) delegation attended Russian Energy Week and the Ministerial Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, on the sidelines of Russian Energy Week, where it explored commercial opportunities with international energy partners. The NOC delegation held informal talks with Russian energy company Gazprom, agreeing to […]

Tatneft Continues Exploration in Libya

By John Lee. In a meeting during Russian Energy Week, the General Director of Tatneft told a delegation from Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) of its readiness to return to Libya in the coming weeks to complete the remainder of the contracted work. The company signed four exploration and production sharing agreements in Ghadames and […]

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. […]

New Challenges for Moscow with Arrest of ‘Russian trolls’

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. New challenges for Moscow with arrest of ‘Russian trolls’ in Libya Security forces of Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly arrested two Russian men in Tripoli in May, though the arrests […]

Has Russia Adjusted its Libya Vision?

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 June 16, Fayez al-Serraj (pictured), head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), proposed a plan to resolve Libya’s current crisis. In a TV address, he called for holding a conference for Libyan […]

Libya’s Global Civil War

By Tarek Megerisi. Summary Foreign actors have long been an underappreciated driver of conflict in Libya, to the detriment of European and UN policymaking in support of a political solution there. These actors facilitate their Libyan client groups’ belligerence and escalate the conflict through financial, media, and military support. Europe must understand the role of […]