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Why Libya's 'Ignored War' will come to Haunt a Blinkered West

By Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Why the 'ignored war' in Libya will come to haunt a blinkered west The most recent ally of Khalifa Haftar, the general who has […]

EU Declaration on the Situation in Libya

Declaration by the High Representative Joseph Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on the situation in Libya The European Union and its Member States regret that the fighting has increased in Libya despite the international calls for a humanitarian truce to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. The challenging circumstances created by […]

The Development of Libyan Armed Groups Since 2014

By Tim Eaton, Abdul Rahman Alageli, Emadeddin Badi, Mohamed Eljarh and Valerie Stocker, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Development of Libyan Armed Groups Since 2014: Community Dynamics and Economic Interests This paper explores armed […]

Call for Proposals: Conflict Management, Social Cohesion

Call for Proposals -- Conflict management and social cohesion in Libya Through the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), UNDP supports three activities sets, each with a dedicated output: Output 1: Light Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Output 2: Capacity Surge; and Output 3: Local Peace Structures and Conflict Management Capacity. At the municipal level, these outputs support the […]

Austerity Measures due to Blockade of NOC Facilities

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that it has implemented austerity measures due to what it described as the "continued illegal shut down of facilities". The corporation said it is yet to receive its 2020 budget  after more than 70 days of the new year which will force it and its […]

NOC condemns "Illegal Shipment of Aviation Fuel"

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has claimed that in recent days there has been an illegal shipment of aviation fuel into Libya. The NOC has informed the UN, GNA and numerous other governments of what it calls "these clear violations to UN resolutions and Libyan laws". It said in a statement: "This […]

How EU can Gain Influence with the GCC

By Cinzia Bianco, for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A Gulf apart: How Europe can gain influence with the Gulf Cooperation Council Gulf Arab states are at the centre of a new balance of […]

New Acting Head of UNSMIL named

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon. The Secretary-General […]