Tag Archives | Haftar

Battle for Air Supremacy heats up in Libya

By Metin Gurcan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Battle for air supremacy heats up in Libya despite COVID-19 outbreak Renewed fighting in Libya, where both sides rely on drone support from foreign backers, has fueled a battle for air […]

Why Libya's 'Ignored War' will come to Haunt a Blinkered West

By Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Why the 'ignored war' in Libya will come to haunt a blinkered west The most recent ally of Khalifa Haftar, the general who has […]

What would Khalifa Haftar's Libya look like?

By Dr Matthew Herbert, for the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. War has raged in western Libya since 4 April 2019. On one side is the Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya's main internationally recognised government. […]

Haftar strengthens ties with Syria

By John Lee. A delegation affiliated with the Eastern-based government of the Khalifa Haftar has arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday. The delegation included the Haftar government’s Prime Minister, Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahiresh, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul-Hadi Al-Hawaij. The two sides discussed increasing cooperation in agriculture, medicine, import and export, […]

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

Divide deepens as Eastern Forces Close Oil Ports

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. Libyan divide deepens as eastern forces shut down oil ports A new weapon is being used as a means of pressure in the Libyan conflict. Namely, Libya’s oil. The Tripoli-based National […]

Video: Weapons arriving in Libya Despite Embargo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Concerns are growing in Libya that the forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar may be preparing to renew full-scale fighting, despite a ceasefire that has loosely been in place for three weeks. […]

Berlin Conference: Another Failure in the Libya Crisis

By Barbara Bibbo for Middle East Eye. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Berlin conference: Another failure in the Libya crisis  The Berlin conference that convened last month to salvage the feeble Libyan political process was generally regarded by participants as a […]