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Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]

Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?

By Ben Fishman, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. […]

Are Russia and Turkey in tug of war over Libya?

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. Are Russia and Turkey in tug of war over Libya? Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria and Libya in a Dec. 11 phone […]

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 […]

Tatneft Resumes activities in Hamada Basin

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announces that Russian oil company Tatneft resumed seismic acquisition activities in Hamada basin on Friday December 6, 2019. Tatneft has contracted Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company (AGESCO) to conduct seismic acquisition for block 4/82 at Ghadames Basin, in order to complete the seismic survey program for a […]

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 […]