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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 […]

Europe’s Plan "Endangers Foreigners in Libya"

European Union efforts to stem migration from Libya risk condemning migrants and asylum seekers to violent abuse at the hands of government officials, militias, and criminal groups in Libya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Newly documented abuses include torture, rape, and killings in squalid detention centers where migrants, including people intercepted at sea by […]

Foreign Minister discusses how NATO can support Libya

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Mohamed Taha Siala, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya on Friday (17 June 2016). They discussed the political and security situation in Libya. The Secretary General said he was encouraged by the progress made by the Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and conveyed […]

Video: NATO "No plan" for Combat Ops in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. NATO is not planning combat operations inside Libya, which is facing an increased security threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “We are […]

Refugees: EU-NATO Effective Cooperation at all Levels

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini informed NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of “the decision to establish an EU cell to facilitate clear coordination arrangements and ensure effective cooperation with NATO at all levels”, reports a statement. She “underlined that the EU is ready to share with NATO the experience it has gained through Operation EUNAVFOR […]

Stoltenberg: NATO 'Ready To Help'

The head of NATO has said his organisation is ready to help a future national unity government in Libya, but remains opposed to any military intervention. Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told the media: "If a national unity government is formed, we are ready to help it and provide assistance ... [however] we are not discussing a […]