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EU imposes new Libya-Related Sanctions

By John Lee. The European Council today decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on two persons responsible for human rights abuses in Libya and three entities involved in violating the UN arms embargo in place for Libya: Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli (Commander of Benghazi-based al Saiqa Brigade); Moussa Diab ("directly engaged in serious human rights […]

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 […]

Central Banks of Turkey and Libya sign MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) on 31 August 2020, laying the groundwork for continued cooperation in the field of central banking. In the framework of the MoU, the two central banks aspire to carry out activities to foster […]

Stoltenberg discusses Libya with Foreign Minister of Turkey

NATO Secretary General discusses eastern Mediterranean, Libya with Foreign Minister of Turkey NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Wednesday (19 August 2020). They discussed recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in Libya. Secretary General Stoltenberg expressed concerns regarding current tensions in the eastern […]

Libya and Turkey sign MoU to Boost Trade

By John Lee. Turkey's Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, and Libya's Tripoli-based Planning Minister, Taher Jehaimi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost trade between the two countries. In a statement after the signing ceremony, Pekcan said that the two countries have been friends and brothers to each other throughout history. Minister Pekcan added: […]

US says there's No 'Winning Side' in Libya

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Trump administration is amplifying its calls for a cease-fire in Libya as the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), backed by Turkey, threatens to advance on the coastal city of Sirte. Click here […]

Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets'

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets' Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter has vowed to fight Turkey's forces as the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli is poised to press […]