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UK Intel Claims Putin Aims to Make Libya “New Syria” to Pressure West – Reports

UK intelligence agencies have told Prime Minister Theresa May that Russia wanted to “turn Libya into a new Syria” in order to take control of migration flows and flood Europe with refugees, thus increasing its influence on the West, The Sun newspaper reported.

NATO renews willingness to help build Libya’s security institutions

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, said they are ready to train Libyan military forces. Stoltenberg said in a presser after a meeting for NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the alliance wouldn’t reject training Libyan forces and is ready to help the country rebuild its security and military …

Libya’s resource economy militia clashes will continue to restrain growth: World Bank

The World Bank has concluded that on-gong clashes by Libya’s militias will continue to hamper growth. It implies that as long as Libya is a rentier state, militias will continue to compete for its resources. The conclusions came in the World Bank’s October 2018 Libya Economic Outlook report.

Libya urges ‘effective’ UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya’s internationally recognised government has called on the United Nations to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital Tripoli that has killed more than 100 people since late August.