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Syrian Mercenaries “Fight Turkey’s Battles in Libya”

By Simon Speakman Cordall for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Syrian mercenaries fight Turkey’s battles in Libya Hundreds of fighters from the National Army of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) headed to Libya in December 2019 to fight alongside the Libyan Government […]

Inside Wars: Local Dynamics of Conflicts

Inside wars : local dynamics of conflicts in Syria and Libya This free ebook, Inside Wars: Local Dynamics of Conflicts in Syria and Libya, aims to make a contribution to the understanding of some of the under-researched local dynamics of the Syrian and Libyan conflicts. The objective is to create a new narrative of these […]

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Mogherini Stresses Importance of Int’l Cooperation at UN

In a wide ranging speech to the UN Security Council on Monday 6 June, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the vital importance of cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations, the need to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and for a continued diplomatic effort to stop the war in Syria. […]

Malta-bound Diesel Smugglers Intercepted

By John Lee. A tanker suspected of smuggling 85,000 litres of diesel to Malta has reportedly been intercepted by the Libyan coast guard. According to the Libya Observer, Libyan authorities have detained the tanker’s Syrian captain and two Egyptian nationals. The Togo-flagged vessel was captured just north of Abu Kammash district and taken to Tripoli’s […]

Libya Again Ranks Second Last …

By John Lee. Libya has again been ranked in second-last place out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory reforms picked up during […]

Video: “Iran, not Libya, behind Lockerbie”

From Channel 4 News. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iranian officials in retaliation for the US shooting down one of its civilian aircraft, a high level defector claims. Former Iranian intelligence official Abolghassem Mesbahi, who has […]

Libya to give Syrian opposition $100 mln in aid

Libya will donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition and allow them to open an office in Tripoli, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, in a further sign of its strong support for forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad. Representatives from the Syrian National Council (SNC) visited Tripoli this week after Mustafa Abdel, […]

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Libya Expels Syrian Diplomats

The Syrian diplomats in Libya have been given a 72-hour deadline to leave the country. This move comes after they tried to take over the embassy from the Syrian National Council, SNC. Libya was the first country to recognise the SNC as the legitimate government of Syria. The Syrian embassy was attacked by protestors on […]