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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 […]

Video: Crisis in Libya – Who’s to blame?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Five years after Colonel Gaddafi’s death, Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks with ‘UpFront’ about the Libyan intervention: Praises the 2011 NATO air war against the Gaddafi regime: “It was really a model intervention” Says “the […]

Libya and Brexit

By Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya. What does Brexit mean for Libya? Many Libyans have asked me this question during my visits to Tripoli. Does the fact that the British people voted to leave the European Union mean that the United Kingdom will be less interested in Libya? Absolutely not.  The UK will be […]