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UNSMIL Statement on Recent Developments in Libya

The tragedy that has beset Libya for more than a year has proven, beyond any doubt, that any war among Libyans is a losing war.  There can be no real victor, only heavy losses for the nation and its people, who have already suffered due to conflict for more than nine years. A political solution […]

What does Libya's 'Syrianization' Scenario Mean?

By Fehim Taştekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What does Libya's 'Syrianization' scenario mean for key actors? Will the Libyan conflict lead to another faceoff between Turkey and Russia, similar to the one in Syria? It is a question […]

Libya's GNA, LNA "to Restart Ceasefire Talks"

By John Lee. Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli have reportedly agreed to restart ceasefire talks. According to Reuters, a statement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it welcomed their plan to resume talks based on earlier so-called 5+5 […]

Haftar and the Tribes

From the Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In an interview, Alison Pargeter discusses the calculations of Libya's tribes and their impact on the struggle for power. Click here to read the interview.

Is Russia Pulling Support from Haftar?

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter? While Washington has been accusing Moscow of inflaming the conflict in war-torn Libya by sending mercenaries to fight on behalf of strongman Khalifa Hifter, signs […]

Turkish Petroleum "seeking Libya Exploration Permit"

By John Lee. Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) has reportedly applied to Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) for an exploration permit in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey's Anadolu Agency quotes Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez as saying that exploration will begin as soon as the process is completed. Last year the GNA signed an agreement with […]

Libya "Needs European Boots on the Ground"

By Stefano Marcuzzi, for Carnegie Europe. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The EU must seize on the strategic opportunity presented by the coronavirus pandemic to take the initiative away from Russia and Turkey in Libya. The full article can be read […]

China's Balancing Act in Libya

By Frederic Wehrey and Sandy Alkoutami, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Among the bevy of great and middle powers involved in Libya, China is often neglected. It is not pouring in mercenaries or conducting […]