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P3+3: There can be no Military Solution in Libya

The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US have given a statement on the ongoing hostilities in Tripoli and the situation in Libya: “The governments of Egypt, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America reiterate their deep concern about ongoing hostilities in […]

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 […]

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Libya Libya is a Special Case for the fourth consecutive year. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise control in several parts of the country. The judicial system was not fully functioning, as courts in major […]

Report on Religious Freedom in Libya

2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Executive Summary The interim constitution states Islam is the state religion and sharia the principal source of legislation.  It accords non-Muslims the freedom to practice their religion and bans discrimination based on religion.  The activities of non-Muslims remained curtailed by legal prohibitions on the distribution or publication of information aimed at […]

Richard B. Norland to be US Ambassador to Libya

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of Ambassador to Libya has addressed the US Senate confirmation hearing. Richard B. Norland (pictured), a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2016. He served twice […]

Foreign Firms in process of Renewing Libya Licences

By John Lee. A number of foreign firms have reportedly started work on renewing their licences to operate in Libya. According to Reuters, the Economy Ministry suspended 40 foreign firms in May on the grounds that their licenses had expired, before granting a grace period of three months to seek new ones. Tripoli-based economy minister […]

Video: Pompeo asked to clarify Policy on Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US Congress members are asking the White House to clarify its position on Libya. They say the confusion over the Trump administration’s stance on renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar is being used by armed […]

US Ambassador’s Farewell Message to Libya

Today marks my last day serving as the Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Libya.  As I return to retirement, I am struck and saddened by the deepening divide that is undermining prospects of a better future for all Libyans.  The ongoing fighting in Tripoli is damaging essential civilian infrastructure, jeopardizing U.S.-Libya counterterrorism efforts and […]