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Libya: Incitement Against Religious Minority

The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya’s competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of “deviance” and adherence to an “infidel” doctrine, Human Rights Watch said today. The government linked to the committee, the Interim Government based in Al-Bayda, and parliament have …

New Fezzan-wide pressure group formed

Fezzan is fed up with being neglected economically and socially while rival politicians to its north jockey for power. This was the message of a group from the region who today decided, after a two-day Tunis meeting, to set up a new organisation to defend Fezzan’s interests and exert pressure …

Libyan money in UAE could end up in Saif Gaddafi’s hands, report

The Sunday Times reported investigators following up the case of Libyan smuggled money abroad as saying that about 30 billion dollars out of 50 billion in the United Arab Emirates could end up going to Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi – the recently released son of late dictator Muamar Gaddafi.

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 …

The Origins and Evolution of ISIS in Libya

For the past three decades, Libya has been a rich recruiting ground for the global jihad. Investigating the precursors and then subsequent evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and other extremist actors throughout this period presents actionable insights into how jihadist actors coalesce; how they interfere …

Libya: Ensure Safe Return of Displaced Tawerghans

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has ratified an agreement to allows for the return of the displaced population of the city of Tawergha and should implement it swiftly, Human Rights Watch said today. Some Tawerghan families intend to commence the effort to return home starting on June 22, …

Misrata, Tawergha sign peace agreement

The final reconciliation agreement, reached by the joint reconciliation committee of  Misrata and Tawergha, was officially endorsed in Tripoli on Monday, a move that would allow thousands of Tawerghan IDPs to return to their ghost town after more than six years of displacement.