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Why Libya's 'Ignored War' will come to Haunt a Blinkered West

By Tarek Megerisi, policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Why the 'ignored war' in Libya will come to haunt a blinkered west The most recent ally of Khalifa Haftar, the general who has […]

Libyan front looks Bleak for Erdogan

By Fehim Taştekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Engaged in two wars simultaneously in Syria and Libya, Turkey appears far from achieving its stated objectives on both fronts. The Syrian battlefield escalated dramatically after the killing of at least 36 Turkish […]

GNA asks US to Set Up Military Base in Libya

By John Lee. The interior minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly called on the US to set up a base in the country to counter-balance Russian influence in the region. Fathi Bashagha (pictured) told Bloomberg: “... we hope that the redeployment [of US forces in Africa] includes Libya so it […]

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

Berlin Conference: Another Failure in the Libya Crisis

By Barbara Bibbo for Middle East Eye. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Berlin conference: Another failure in the Libya crisis  The Berlin conference that convened last month to salvage the feeble Libyan political process was generally regarded by participants as a […]

Libya only Small Part of Turkey’s Ambitions

By Barin Kayaoglu for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.  Libya is only small part of Turkey’s ambitious Africa overture While Libya captures a lot of headlines today, it is hardly the only African country where Turkey is keeping busy these […]

Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]

Ceasefire or Escalation in Libya?

By Ben Fishman, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Over the past week, regional and European actors have increased their diplomatic activity around Libya in response to intensifying violence in the nine-month-old civil war. […]