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US Ambassador meets PM al-Sarraj in London

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held a useful meeting in London on November 3 to discuss efforts to end the conflict in Tripoli, which has entered its seventh month. Ambassador Norland reiterated U.S. support for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, amid the escalating involvement of external state actors and […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Mogherini speaks to Prime Minister al-Sarraj

Federica Mogherini extended her condolences to the Prime Minister and Libyan people for the dozens of fatalities, many of them civilians, in the latest round of fighting. She reiterated the EU’s support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the work of Prime Minister al-Sarraj as well as its continuing support of the role […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

European Council Conclusions on Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February 2017: 1. Efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and the EU will do its utmost to contribute to that objective. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), and to supporting the Presidency Council (PC) […]

Video: PM Sarraj open to Talks with Haftar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Prime Minister of Libya’s UN-backed government in Tripoli Fayez al-Sarraj says he is open to talks with renegade General Khalifa Haftar. Last week, Haftar’s forces seized four key oil terminals in the so-called […]

Can GNA Balance Int’l, Domestic Duties?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Can Libya’s new government balance international, domestic duties? According to UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler, Libya will have one government by the end of January 2016, and it will be in […]

Italy Supports New Libyan Premier

The leader of Libya’s proposed new Government of National Accord (GNA) made his first visit to Europe on Monday, holding talks with Italy’s Premier Matteo Renzi. Businessman Fayez el-Sarraj has been designated as the head of a 17-member transitional Libyan government which is scheduled to take office in mid-January. A statement issued by Renzi’s office […]