4 September 2020
Greece, Italy, and France in Libya and Europe.
The fight is continuing in Libya between GNA (Government of National Accord) and Haftar's forces. Turkey drones changed the situation. Germany says Libya can be second Syria. UN recognized government rejects peaceful process now. There is a proxy war going on in Libya. 48 billion barrels of oil are in Libya. Nationalism is a scapegoat for many politicians during Coronavirus and economic downfall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0RaFCcjHSI (Listen 17:53).
GNA - Italy, Qatar, Turkey, and UN ( Revolutionary forces) (Left Libyan forces)
Haftar - Egypt, France, Russia, Saudi Arabia (KSA), UAE (Counter-Revolutionary Forces)
30 August 2020
"Tensions are rising as countries compete for control of oil and gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. On August 18, Turkey dispatched a drilling ship flanked by navy vessels to an area off the coast of Cyprus, deepening its disputes with Cyprus and Greece. A war of words could spiral out of control as Greece and France send their warships to the contested region. But carving up the riches of the Mediterranean could prove to be a costly mistake. A Lebanese exploration well has come up dry, oil companies have delayed drilling, and many nations are switching to renewables. Could this mean some countries miss out on the oil and gas bonanza? Plus, does the crisis-hit World Trade Organization need a Brexiteer to run it?"
Look at graph 2:19
8 August 2020"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 former CIA asset, has increased tensions with the United States. In addition, Russian private military contractors are active in 16 African nations. So how is the country paying for its overseas wars? Also, on Counting the Cost: Currency crisis, debt default, hyperinflation, and poverty - Lebanon was in economic and political paralysis long before the devastating explosion in Beirut. With corruption rife, is it time for a Marshall Fund? Plus, we discuss weaponizing data and disinformation to manipulate elections. Hostile nations are using artificial intelligence to get past social media defenses."
22 June 2020
"The battle lines 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. But the warlord's campaign failed, and he's been in retreat since. GNA troops, reinforced by military support from Turkey, are pushing towards Haftar's power base in the oil-rich south and east. Egypt, one of Haftar's foreign backers, is threatening to send in its soldiers if GNA fighters attack the strategic city of Sirte. Could Egypt and Turkey go to war and further complicate the Libyan conflict?" Presenter: Imran Khan
8 June 2020
"Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. Russia, Egypt, and the UAE supported him. Everything was going well for him until last month. He suffered major blows in his battle to capture the capital Tripoli. And his plan to unseat the UN-recognised government based there collapsed. Haftar's military losses were accelerated by Turkey's military intervention in support of government forces. Haftar has long resisted compromise, but now he's ready to talk. He's accepted a ceasefire plan proposed by his ally, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, that would start on Monday. It would include foreign fighters leaving Libya. But will this proposal even be considered?" Presenter: Laura Brennan
29 May 2020
"In Libya, forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have been forced to retreat as the UN-recognised government has been making rapid gains. The two sides have been fighting for control of the west since April 2019. Airpower has been a key factor in this conflict. Al Jazeera's Alex Gatopoulos explains."