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It's Syrian vs. Syrian in Libya

By Anchal Vohra, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Turkey and Russia are using desperate mercenaries from the last war to fight in the next one. Mohammad Abu al-Saar, a mechanic at a car repair shop in Homs, […]

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 […]

Haftar strengthens ties with Syria

By John Lee. A delegation affiliated with the Eastern-based government of the Khalifa Haftar has arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday. The delegation included the Haftar government’s Prime Minister, Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahiresh, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul-Hadi Al-Hawaij. The two sides discussed increasing cooperation in agriculture, medicine, import and export, […]

Syrian Mercenaries "Fight Turkey’s Battles in Libya"

By Simon Speakman Cordall for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Syrian mercenaries fight Turkey’s battles in Libya Hundreds of fighters from the National Army of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) headed to Libya in December 2019 to fight alongside the Libyan Government […]

Inside Wars: Local Dynamics of Conflicts

Inside wars : local dynamics of conflicts in Syria and Libya This free ebook, Inside Wars: Local Dynamics of Conflicts in Syria and Libya, aims to make a contribution to the understanding of some of the under-researched local dynamics of the Syrian and Libyan conflicts. The objective is to create a new narrative of these […]

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Mogherini Stresses Importance of Int'l Cooperation at UN

In a wide ranging speech to the UN Security Council on Monday 6 June, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed the vital importance of cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations, the need to revive peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians and for a continued diplomatic effort to stop the war in Syria. […]

Malta-bound Diesel Smugglers Intercepted

By John Lee. A tanker suspected of smuggling 85,000 litres of diesel to Malta has reportedly been intercepted by the Libyan coast guard. According to the Libya Observer, Libyan authorities have detained the tanker's Syrian captain and two Egyptian nationals. The Togo-flagged vessel was captured just north of Abu Kammash district and taken to Tripoli's […]