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Court Adjourns Case over Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund

A British High Court has adjourned a case on Monday in which it was asked to decide which regime in Libya should be treated as the government of the country. The case arose from the fact that two competing appointments to the Chairmanship of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) had been made, with Hassan Bouhadi […]

Kobler Urges Full Cooperation with Temporary Security Cmte

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, expresses concern over the detention of three members of the Temporary Security Committee (TSC). The TSC members were briefly detained in Tripoli on Sunday 06 March 2016. Martin Kobler said: “The detention of the TSC members […]

Video: Tunisia kills scores of Jihadists near Libya Border

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Tunisian forces killed 28 jihadists who attacked police and army posts near the Libyan border on Monday in a new spillover of violence that also saw four civilians killed.

Libya’s Militias take Justice into their Own Hands

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. “Abdallah,” who did not want his real name used for fear of retribution, is a criminal prosecutor at Tripoli’s courthouse. When asked about the justice system in Libya, he said, “It’s working, […]

Why is it so Hard to Reintegrate Libyan Fighters into Society?

By Christine Petré for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. “You fought or you died,” explained Ashraf al-Meer, who in March 2011 joined the revolutionary fight against the 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi to protect his family. At the age of […]

Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties

From 1 January to 29 February 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 66 civilian casualties, including 28 deaths and 38 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 5 children killed and 7 injured, 17 men killed and 31 injured, and 6 women killed with no injuries recorded. The […]

Kobler: ‘Move Ahead Now, or Risk Division and Collapse”

Libya needs to move ahead now or risk division and collapse, the top United Nations official in the country warned the UN Security Council today, while presenting the latest report on political and humanitarian developments. “It is with a very heavy heart that I begin my briefing to you noting that humanitarian situation in Libya […]