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Khalifa Al-Ghweil: Haftar is a coup plotter and must be tried in court, we still oppose him

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government (SG) in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, said his government’s stance on Khalifa Haftar has not changed, adding that they think he is a coup plotter who has for long committed crimes against the Libyan people and he must be tried for them at a …

Libyan political agreement: recipe for peace or disaster?

Unlike what some politicians may think, the Libyan revolution of February 2011 did not produce a fledgling democracy; it only opened the way for a few democratic steps, which were quickly overridden by political fragmentation and polarization, ineffective state institutions, and violence.

Libya unlikely to be priority whoever wins US elections

Predictably, most of the attention given to foreign policy in the Middle East this election season in the United States has focused on Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State (ISIS). To the extent that Libya has been mentioned, it is in relation to the expansion of ISIS in the country …

Where is Libya five years after Gadhafi’s death?

Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today — ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.

Libya: Rival group seizes UN-backed government offices

Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.