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Possible Reopening of Iraqi Embassy in Libya

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has met with the Foreign Minister of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, on the sidelines a meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Minister Hussein congratulated his Libyan counterpart on the occasion of announcing the results of the formation of the […]

Libyan Parties Agree on Unified National Budget

Libyan parties agree on a two-month unified National Budget and Work to Address the Banking Crisis This week, two important decisions were taken that will positively affect the economy and create momentum towards unifying the national financial institutions. On 3 February 2021, the Council of Ministers promulgated a two-month interim budget for 2021. This is […]

Video: Will Libyan Peace Attempt Succeed?

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 warring sides have agreed to form an interim government until elections in December. It's the result of a UN-mediated process to bring together two rival governments and resolve 10 years of war. […]

LPDF produces New Interim Govt for Libya

By John Lee. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) has selected "List 3" to form the new interim Presidency Council of Libya. The list includes Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah (pictured), who will serve as the new interim Prime Minister; eastern-based Mohammad Younes Menfi, who will become the new President; along with Musa al-Koni (South) and […]

LPDF moves to 2nd Round of Voting

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum moves to the second round of vote on the lists of Presidency Council and Prime Minister Candidates The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members cast their votes this morning for the four lists of candidates for the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister positions, which were submitted yesterday and met the […]

Lists of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM

UNSMIL announces the lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Friday morning that it has received four lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, which were submitted by the specified […]

UNSMIL welcomes the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte

UNSMIL welcomes the 7th round of the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte UNSMIL welcomes the convening of the 7th round of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) at its Headquarters in Sirte, from 4 to 7 February, to continue the planning for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed on 23 October 2020 in Geneva. […]

Atlantic Council: Preventing Partition in Libya

By Will O'Brien, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Preventing partition: The case against a diplomatic band-aid in Libya As the civil war in Libya approaches the decade mark, many in the international community and certain segments of […]