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Libyan Ceasefire faces Hurdles due to Foreign Intervention

By Karim Mezran and Emadeddin Badi, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan ceasefire agreement faces hurdles due to foreign intervention The signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement between Libya's warring factions on October 23 was widely marketed […]

Fleshing Out the Libya Ceasefire Agreement

Fleshing Out the Libya Ceasefire Agreement Though overdue, the 23 October Libya ceasefire deal is worthy of applause. With help from the UN and their foreign backers, the warring parties should now close the loopholes in the agreement's text, lest rival interpretations derail movement toward peace. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International […]

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, […]