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A Grim Assessment of Libya's Prospects

By Steven A. Cook for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The End of Hope in the Middle East Summer always seems to be the cruelest season in the Middle East. The examples include the June 1967 war, Israel's […]

Video: "Why Russian Mercenaries seized control of Key Oilfield"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country's oil exports, starving the country of much-needed money. Moscow's backing of Haftar, a […]

US Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia

By Jack Detsch for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia Over Libyan War U.S. lawmakers are advancing a bill that would compel the Trump administration to levy sanctions on Russia and Turkey […]

Russia, Wagner Group "Continue Military Involvement in Libya"

U.S. Africa Command has mounting evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to position military equipment in Libya capable of conducting kinetic operations there. Overhead imagery shows Wagner forces and equipment on the front lines of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. Wagner, also known as the Wagner Group, is a Russian private military company. […]

NOC: Deterioration of Security Situation in Gulf of Sirte

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is deeply concerned at the serious deterioration in the security situation in areas surrounding oil facilities in the Gulf of Sirte. Violent Clashes took place over the past 48 hours in the Brega region, only hundreds of meters away from oil tanks, between armed groups called Al-Saiqa and the Petroleum […]

NOC Deeply Concerned at Potential for Military Escalation

NOC deeply concerned at potential for military escalation, deployment of foreign mercenaries at oil installations Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) today said is deeply concerned at reports of the increasing likelihood of an intensification of the military conflict, potentially extending to oil and gas facilities. NOC condemns the deployment of Wagner Group, Syrian and Janjaweed […]

Russia, Wagner "Complicating Libyan Ceasefire Efforts"

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to Sirte […]

US threatens Sanctions in Libya Oil Row

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US threatens sanctions in bid to restore oil sharing in Libya The US government raised the specter of sanctions on unspecified parties involved in Libya's civil war yesterday after Libya's oil authority accused […]