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UN Expresses Concern at Libyan Situation

The Members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the recent escalation of violence in Libya. The Members of the Security Council stressed the need for all parties urgently to de-escalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire. The Members of the Security Council reaffirmed their full support for the leadership of […]

US Delegation Meets with General Khalifa Haftar

Senior U.S. officials met with General Khalifa Haftar on November 24 to discuss steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict. The delegation included Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Victoria Coates, Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International […]

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 […]

Libya Static in Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 186th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2020 report, maintaining its position from the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 127th, with Iraq […]

Salame Briefing to the UN Security Council

Mr. President Members of the Security Council, Seven and half months into the conflict in Libya, and given the recent dangerous escalation in the hostilities in and around Tripoli, we find ourselves ever more in a race against time to reach a peaceful solution that would spare many lives. I will provide you with an […]

Video: Why are Countries Breaking Libya’s Arms Embargo?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A draft UN report accuses foreign nations of worsening civil war. The UN says countries are violating arms embargoes on Libya and worsening the eight-year civil war. A draft report names Jordan, Turkey, Chad, […]

US Ambassador meets PM al-Sarraj in London

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held a useful meeting in London on November 3 to discuss efforts to end the conflict in Tripoli, which has entered its seventh month. Ambassador Norland reiterated U.S. support for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, amid the escalating involvement of external state actors and […]

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 […]