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Swiss Trader accused of alleged Oil Smuggling from Libya

By John Lee. Swiss-based Trial International has filed a criminal complaint ("dénonciation pénale") for complicity in pillage against Kolmar Group AG before the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland. According to a joint report published by Trial International and Public Eye on 2 March 2020, the Zug-based trading company had purchased smuggled gasoil […]

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 […]

Video: Russian Fighters "Flown out of Western Libya"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battle for Tripoli has taken another turn as Russian fighters allied with Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have retreated from the front lines. Haftar's forces have been trying to capture the capital […]

Haftar's Setback to Change the Course of Libya's War?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Khalifa Haftar told the world he's the only man who can bring stability back to Libya. The warlord launched a military offensive last year to take control of the capital from the UN-recognised […]

Williams Briefing to the Security Council- 19 May 2020

Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams Briefing to the Security Council- 19 May 2020 Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Let me open with best wishes to our Muslim colleagues on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Allow me also to congratulate Estonia for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. Mr. President, […]

Libya's UN-recognised Govt Retakes Key Airbase

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's UN-recognised government says it has retaken control of the Al Watiya airbase. It was being used as renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's headquarters in western Libya. Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley has more:

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 […]

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 […]