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The Next Steps in Libya

By Michael O'Hanlon and Federica Saini Fasanotti. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. There has been mildly encouraging news out of Libya in recent months, almost nine years after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi led to chaos rather than an improvement […]

Young Libyan Atheists seeking Refuge Online

By Jack Jeffrey for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya "It's on this second Facebook account that I express my true opinions about Islam. For my own […]

NOC: Russian Mercenaries Enter Key Oil Field

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya A convoy of Russian mercenaries entered Libya's Sharara oil field and met with the facility's security forces […]

Who's Who in Libya's War?

By Kali Robinson, for The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For months, UN-backed government forces have battled rebel commander Khalifa Haftar for control of Libya, with foreign powers increasingly wading into the fray. Here are […]

Int'l Follow-up Cmte calls for Immediate De-Escalation

International Follow-Up Committee on Libya Third Senior Officials Meeting 22 June 2020 Co-Chairs Statement: The third meeting of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (IFCL) was convened at the Senior Officials level, via video conference, on Monday 22 June 2020. The meeting was co-chaired by the League of Arab States (LAS), represented by Assistant Secretary […]

Libya's Proxy Sponsors face a Dilemma

By Ranj Alaaldin and Emadeddin Badi, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Events in Libya have taken a remarkable turn after the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, the Government of National Accord (GNA), took back full control of […]

Video: Conflict in Libya -- Another initiative

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. He had the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE and everything was going well for him until […]

EU Statement following Call with Foreign Minister

Statement by the EU Head of Delegation, Alan Bugeja following a call with Foreign Minister Siala: Appreciate the useful call with His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Sialeh on recent developments in Libya, in which she stressed the need for serious participation by both sides in the 5 + 5 talks under the auspices of […]