Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Serraj Suspends GNA Interior Minister

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) suspended Misratan-born Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha [pictured] on Friday, setting up a major split within the Tripoli-based government that threatens progress […]

Libya and Turkey sign MoU to Boost Trade

By John Lee. Turkey's Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, and Libya's Tripoli-based Planning Minister, Taher Jehaimi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost trade between the two countries. In a statement after the signing ceremony, Pekcan said that the two countries have been friends and brothers to each other throughout history. Minister Pekcan added: […]

US says there's No 'Winning Side' in Libya

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Trump administration is amplifying its calls for a cease-fire in Libya as the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), backed by Turkey, threatens to advance on the coastal city of Sirte. Click here […]

Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets'

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets' Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter has vowed to fight Turkey's forces as the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli is poised to press […]

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 […]

Turkey Entrenches Further into Libya as Rivals Strike Back

By Amberin Zaman for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Turkey's government has signaled that its military intervention on the side of Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) will deepen, part of a broader campaign to assert dominance in […]

Video: GNA vows Response after Base Hit

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's UN-recognised government has condemned air raids on a recaptured air base in the west of the country. It says a "foreign air force" carried out the attack. The loss of the facility […]

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 […]