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EU imposes new Libya-Related Sanctions

By John Lee. The European Council today decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on two persons responsible for human rights abuses in Libya and three entities involved in violating the UN arms embargo in place for Libya: Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli (Commander of Benghazi-based al Saiqa Brigade); Moussa Diab ("directly engaged in serious human rights […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

PM Serraj to Step Down by end-Oct

By John Lee. Libya's Tripoli-based Prime Minister, Fayez al-Serraj [al-Sarraj], has announced his intention to leave his post by the end of October. The 60-year old has led the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) since its creation in December 2015. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) commented: "The onus is now on […]

UN envoy visits Irini HQ

Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, visited Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini OHQ, hosted in the Joint Operation Headquarters in Centocelle, Rome, on 14 September. She was welcomed by the Operation Commander, Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, with whom she exchanged views on the ongoing situation in Libya and the recent results of […]

Washington can seize a pinprick of light in Libya

By Jeffrey Feltman, for The Brookings Institution. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A few flickers of light may be penetrating Libya's deepening gloom. On the one hand, Libya's misery grows worse. As Acting U.N. Special Representative Stephanie Williams told the […]

Economic Transparency & Structural Reform: Libya's Last Hope

By Jason Pack for the Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Economic transparency and structural reform remain Libya's last hope In the wake of the War for Tripoli, as a new stalemate set in around Sirte and Jufra over […]

Libya's Eastern-based Govt Resigns

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's eastern-based government resigns amid Benghazi protests The government aligned with Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter resigned on Sunday following days of protests in Benghazi and other eastern cities. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani submitted his government's resignation […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]