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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Averting an Egyptian Military Intervention in Libya

On 20 July, Egyptian legislators authorised sending combat troops to Libya, where Cairo’s ally Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is on the defensive. Following Turkey’s intervention on the Tripoli government’s behalf, Egypt’s involvement could escalate the war dramatically. All parties should seek a compromise. Click here to view the full report. (Source: International Crisis Group)

Trump presses Macron on Libya; France-Turkey Row Continues

By Bryant Harris, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Trump presses Macron on Libya as France-Turkey row continues President Donald Trump pressed President Emmanuel Macron on France’s role in Libya during a phone call on Monday. White House spokesman Judd… Read More

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… Read More

Video: GNA vows Response after Base Hit

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya’s UN-recognised government has condemned air raids on a recaptured air base in the west of the country. It says a “foreign air force” carried out the attack. The loss of the facility… Read More

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… Read More

Video: Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The battlelines of Libya’s civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar’s forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord…. Read More

Haftar “Swindled out of Millions” by Western Businessmen

Western mercenaries and businessmen have reportedly swindled Khalifa Haftar out of tens of millions of dollars for military hardware and services not delivered. The revelations come as General Haftar’s self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) suffered a stunning defeat in his ill-fated offensive to take Tripoli from forces loyal to the internationally recognised Government of… Read More