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Libya "Is a European Emergency"

By Marc Pierini, for Carnegie Europe. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. EU leaders must either decide to act jointly as the European Union (EU) or leave Libya's future in the hands of Russia and Turkey - with dangerous consequences for NATO […]

NATO remains Prepared to Assist Libya

NATO Secretary General, Libyan Prime Minister discuss situation in Libya NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a phone call with the Prime Minister of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Saturday (16 May 2020), at the Prime Minister's request, to discuss developments in Libya. The Secretary General expressed his deep concern over the recent escalation of violence […]

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Operation Sophia trains Libyan Coastguards

The “Visit, Board, Search and Seizure” training module for 41 Libyan trainees ended on 19 July with the closing ceremony in the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Crete (Greece). The three-week module consisted of both theoretical and practical lectures, including topics as International Human Rights, Basic First Aid and Gender […]

NATO calls for End to Libya Fighting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO headquarters on Monday (13 May 2019) for talks on the security situation in Libya. The Secretary General expressed the Alliance’s deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed that he would continue to urge all parties […]

Libya's revolutionaries: Where are they now?

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. When some Libyans revolted in 2011 beginning in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, in what became known as the February 17 Revolution, there were no apparent leadership figures to represent them in what […]

Landmark Ruling could have Big Implications for Libya's Leaders

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Landmark ruling could have big implications for Libya's leaders During the Moammar Gadhafi era in Libya, the regime was intolerable of any opposition, political parties were illegal and free press did […]

NATO to help Libya build up Defence Institutions

By John Lee. NATO is to help Libya build up its defence institutions. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters: "... we are also discussing what more we can do in Libya. Last week I spoke with Prime Minister Al-Sarraj; I expressed NATO’s support to his government, to the Government of National Accord, the UN-supported government. "And […]

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GNA Requests Support from NATO

By John Lee. The NATO Secretary-General said on Thursday that he had received a new request from Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military. Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told a news conference: "We have said for some time that we are ready to help Libya. But of course any NATO […]