Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Libya a "Special Case" in Human Trafficking

By John Lee. The US State Department has classified Libya is a "Special Case" in human trafficking for the fifth consecutive year. In its latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report), it says that the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has struggled to govern large swaths of Libyan territory, as it did not exercise […]

Tripoli seeks Floating Power Station from Turkey

By John Lee. Turkish power company Karadeniz Holding is reported to be in talks with the Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) to sell electricity. A spokesperson for the company told Bloomberg that Libya has daily power outages of eight to 10 hours, and that the company is ready to send ships with 1,000 […]

GNA "should Resist Egypt's Ceasefire Proposal for Libya"

By David Mack, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is at a crucial juncture. They have momentum on the ground, but they risk losing the chance to restore a unified Libya […]

Video: Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in 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 battlelines of Libya's civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar's forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord. […]

HRW: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. The attacks by the armed group, which is under the command of General Khalifa Hiftar, were recorded and posted on social media in May […]

Turkey-Libya Pact Enables New Oil Exploration, Projects

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly determined seven licensing areas for oil exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean under its recent pact with Libya. According to the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister, Fatih Dönmez (pictured), made the announcement on Monday during a television interview. In November, Ankara and Libya's United Nations-recognized […]

Libya's GNA, LNA "to Restart Ceasefire Talks"

By John Lee. Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli have reportedly agreed to restart ceasefire talks. According to Reuters, a statement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it welcomed their plan to resume talks based on earlier so-called 5+5 […]