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Turkey "Untroubled" by Conflict with Egypt, UAE in Libya

By Metin Gurcan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Battle for air supremacy heats up in Libya despite COVID-19 outbreak Ankara believes a large-scale Egyptian ground operation is highly unlikely in Libya, considering the likely dynamics of power struggles in […]

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 […]

US Chargé d'Affaires visits Misrata

On Monday, US Chargé d'Affaires Joshua Harris visited Misrata, Libya to consult with Libyan leaders about forestalling military escalation in Sirte and al-Jufra; reopening Libya's energy sector; and intensifying Libyan efforts to demobilize, disarm, and reintegrate violent militias. In meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, Chargé Harris reiterated […]

Russia, Wagner Group "Continue Military Involvement in Libya"

U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. Wagner, also known as the Wagner Group, is a Russian private military company. […]

Italy Boosts Security Initiative in Libya

Italy boosts security and rule of Law initiative in Libya with Euro 1,300,000 Italy has increased its contribution to the Policing and Security Joint Programme (PSJP) initiative in Libya, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and in coordination with the Ministry of […]

EU delivers Support to Border Management in Libya

The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF Africa) has announced delivery of 30 vehicles (SUV) by the Italian Ministry of Interior, the main implementing partner, for use by the Libyan authorities as part of the EU border management programmes in Libya (worth €57.2 million). Since 2017, the EU is providing support to increase the […]

Trump presses Macron on Libya; France-Turkey Row Continues

By Bryant Harris, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Trump presses Macron on Libya as France-Turkey row continues President Donald Trump pressed President Emmanuel Macron on France's role in Libya during a phone call on Monday. White House spokesman Judd […]

Egypt Approves Sending Troops to Libya

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egypt's Sisi gets mandate for sending troops to Libya Egypt's parliament on Monday approved the deployment of troops abroad, giving President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the greenlight to militarily intervene in Libya's chaotic civil […]

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