Tag Archives | Tripoli

Serraj: Russia a possible Intermediary with Haftar

By John Lee. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country. Fayez Serraj told Reuters that Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar, who was recently a guest on the Russian […]

Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]

Libyan National Guard declared “Illegal”

The Presidency Council (PC) of the GNA has declared that the Libyan National Guard (LNG), launched last week as the Libyan radicals’ answer to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), is illegal. The LNG supports the administration of Khalifa Ghwell in Tripoli. The United States has also expressed “serious concern” about reports that numerous tactical […]

LIA denies Reports of Armed Men seizing HQ

A source at the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in Tripoli has stated that reports of armed men taking over the LIA headquarters, which have been circulated by some media outlets and on social media, are untrue. The source reaffirmed that this news has no basis in fact, and that AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA, […]

Afriqiyah Wet-Leases Turboprop from Medavia

By John Lee. Afriqiyah Airways is reportedly wet-leasing a Dash 8-100 from Malta’s Medavia to run its scheduled charter flights between Libya with Malta. According to ch-aviation, two weekly flights from Misurata started on February 5th,  followed by a twice-weekly service from Brack on February 9th. An existing Malta-Tripoli Mitiga return service currently operates three […]

Eastern NOC Claims Oil Deals with Russia, China

By John Lee. The head the eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) has claimed that his office has signed 29 contracts independently of the Tripoli-based organisation. Naji al-Maghrabi told Reuters that recent contracts included deals with major states such as Russia and China. Russia is reported to be planning to arm eastern-based strongman General Khalifa Haftar […]

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 […]