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Libya: A Political and Economic Trainwreck

Libya is in a Catch-22 situation—political agreement cannot be reached without economic improvement and political stability is necessary to revive the economy. Turning the economy around is contingent on oil production and exports coming back on line, at least in its initial phase. In order to produce and export at …

How to Save Libya From Itself? Protect Its Oil From Its Politics

I am the N.O.C.’s chairman, and these allegations are false. But they shine a bright light on Libya’s current tragedy. Since the revolution of 2011, the country’s oil and gas resources have been held hostage to both its fractious politics and power struggles in the Middle East.

UN report cites numerous sources of illegal funding for Libyan militias

A UN report has concluded that ‘‘a variety of sources of funding are available to (Libyan) armed groups’’, assessing that there are ‘‘four important sources of funding: fuel smuggling, trafficking in persons, interference with institutions and the local arms trade. Previous findings on income from other criminal activities and State …

Sanalla warns Thinni, commends LNA’s “wise” opposition to export blockades

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has told the Thinni government in Beida it should share the Libyan National Army’s (LNA)  “wise view ” that oil export terminals should not be blockaded.

Hands off Libya, High Council of State tells Egypt and UAE

The High Council of State (HCS), an advisory body formed under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement, urged Monday the UN-installed Presidency Council to take the necessary measures to stop the intervention of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the internal affairs of Libya.

Tobruk parliament places President of High State Council Al-Sawihili on “terror” list

The Defence and National Security Committee of House of Representatives has issued a “terrorism” list that included 75 lawmakers, politicians, military officers, clerics, activists and journalists; all are foes of Dignity Operation.