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Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo's ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkey's intervention on the Tripoli government's behalf, Egypt's involvement could escalate the war dramatically. All parties should seek a compromise. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis Group)

Video: Is Khalifa Haftar losing 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. Warlord Khalifa Haftar wants to control Libya. His battle to do just that could be reaching a turning point - but not in his favour. He launched his offensive to capture the capital […]

Intl Crisis Group: Stopping the War for Tripoli

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli has ground to a halt in a war of attrition with the internationally recognised government’s forces on the city’s outskirts. The parties should conclude a ceasefire including Haftar’s partial withdrawal as a prelude to renewed UN peace talks. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis […]

Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya

Of Tanks and Banks: Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen the country’s east-west divide. A way out requires agreeing to a ceasefire in Tripoli and ending the four-year split between the Central Bank’s rival branches. Click here […]

Addressing the Rise of Libya’s Madkhali-Salafis

Adherents of a Salafi school, the Madkhalis, are gaining prominence on both sides of Libya’s divide, causing concerns about puritanical agendas imposed through military and religious institutions. Negotiators should ensure that rebuilt security forces are politically neutral and secure the Madkhalis’ pledge to respect pluralism. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis […]

Libya’s Economic Reforms Fall Short

While Libya’s first reform package since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011 has had positive initial effects, more must be done to improve the deteriorating economic situation in the country, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018 annual early-warning update for European policy makers, […]

CBL Governor meets Head of Crisis Group

By John Lee. The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Saddek Omar Elkaber, has met with Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Head of the International Crisis Group (ICG) on Thursday at his office in Tripoli. They discussed the effects of the economic and financial problems facing Libya, and practical solutions to alleviate the daily suffering of […]

Italian Embassy Reopens in Tripoli

Italy is reopen its embassy in Tripoli. In a statement on Monday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said: “After two years, Italy will again become operational in Libya with an ambassador scheduled to present letters of credence to the local government tomorrow. "The reopening of the embassy in Tripoli is a very important sign of friendship […]