Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Tripoli Airport “to Re-Open by Christmas”

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport will reopen “within the next month”, according to Dr Mohamed Bitelmal, President of the Libyan Airports Authority (LAA). Located on the city’s eastern outskirts, the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport has been closed for three months following bombardment by forces loyal to eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar. Since […]

US Accuses Russia of Exploiting Libyan Conflict

The following is the text of a Joint Statement on U.S.-Libya Security Dialogue. Begin text: Yesterday, the U.S. Government and the Libyan Government of National Accord, represented by Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashaga, launched a U.S-Libya Security Dialogue in Washington, D.C. The Government of National Accord’s delegation expressed grave concerns […]

Malta “Seizes Cash bound for Haftar”

By John Lee. Malta has reportedly seized a massive shipment of an unofficial Libyan currency believed to have been destined for the Eastern-based government in Baida. According to Times of Malta, the cash is thought to have originated from Russia, which has been printing money for the unrecognised Libyan government, based in the eastern city […]

Libyan Parliamentarians meet in Cairo

By Muhammed Magdy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Cairo hosted another two-day meeting bringing together members of the Libyan House of Representatives to discuss the country’s political crisis. The Oct. 18-19 summit was held in anticipation of a UN-sponsored conference in […]

Libya Stops Salaries of 150,000 Teachers

By John Lee. Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly stopped paying the salaries of over 150,000 teachers and other educational staff, in an attempt to clamp down on fraud and corruption. Reuters cites a Ministry of Education statement saying that the affected staff had been receiving salaries without providing documents that […]

Civilians “Caught in Crossfire as Militias Battle”

Warring parties in the ongoing battle for Tripoli have killed and maimed scores of civilians by launching indiscriminate attacks and using a range of inaccurate explosive weapons in populated urban areas, Amnesty International said in a new report today. In the first in-depth field investigation across the frontline since fighting broke out on 4 April, […]

Strained Relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What’s behind strained relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA? Libyan Foreign Minister Fathi Bashagha with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected on Aug. 23 in an interview with […]

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya is “Fueling Civil War”

By Samuel Ramani, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending. […]