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NEWS

Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December. Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference. “Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment […]

NEWS

UN Chief: Foreign Interference In Libya At ‘Unprecedented Levels’

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels”. Libya was plunged into chaos by the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Since 2014, the oil-rich country has been split, with an internationally recognized government controlling […]

POLITICS

Libya Gov’t Vows Response After Base Hit By ‘Foreign Air Force’

Turkey’s state news agency says air raids against al-Watiya was carried out by ‘unidentified planes’ with no casualties. Libya’s UN-recognised government on Sunday condemned overnight air raids against a recently recaptured airbase in the west of the country saying the attack was carried out by a “foreign air force”. Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) seized back […]

NEWS

Battle Over Libya Threatens To Get Dirty

The Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya has condemned Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya. The UN-recognized government (GNA) views Egypt’s latest warning as a “declaration of war.” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently warned that if there is any incursion by pro-GNA forces on the strategic city, Sirte – some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Show Upward Trend

Social and political turbulence within major oil producing countries, Venezuela and Libya have pushed oil prices up one percent on Friday. The market shakeup is due to supply cuts from Venezuela and Iran as well as the ongoing conflict in Libya. The situation feeds the perception of a tightening crude market; however, positive Chinese economic data has allayed fears of […]