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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 […]

US "Regrets Foreign Interference Against Libya's Economy"

After several days of intense diplomatic activity aimed at allowing the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital and apolitical work as a way of defusing military tensions, the U.S. Embassy regrets that foreign-backed efforts against Libya's economic and financial sectors have impeded progress and heightened the risk of confrontation. Incursions by Wagner mercenaries […]

NOC Condemns Renewed Blockade of Oil Exports

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemns unreservedly the renewed blockade on Libyan oil exports, and calls for the states responsible to be held to account by the United Nations Security Council. NOC has been forced to declare force majeure on all oil exports from Libya to limit its contractual liabilities. Libyan oil exports restarted on […]

Russia to Reopen Libyan Embassy

On July 3, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa, who was in Moscow on a working visit at the invitation of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. During the conversation the parties had an in-depth discussion of the military-political […]

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 […]

US warns Haftar over Wagner Group

On July 1, the U.S. Government and representatives of the LNA met virtually for discussions on militia demobilization. Battlefield developments and progress in the UN-facilitated 5+5 talks have created a renewed opportunity and an imperative to address issues related to militias across Libya. In keeping with U.S. policy of active neutrality on Libya, this meeting […]

NOC: Russian Mercenaries Enter Key Oil Field

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya A convoy of Russian mercenaries entered Libya's Sharara oil field and met with the facility's security forces […]