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12 freed Gaddafi-era officials found murdered in Libya

Gunmen killed 12 Libyans after their release from jail for taking part in acts of repression during the 2011 revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, officials said on Sunday. A Tripoli court ordered the conditional release of the former government officials on Thursday, and on Friday their bullet-riddled bodies were found in …

Hardline Hassi claims US coming to the rescue

The head of the “government” appointed by the rump General National Congress and supported by Libya Dawn, Omar Al-Hassi, has claimed that the US Justice Department and his administration are collaborating on humanitarian reconstruction in Libya. As a result, he said, the US would be sending food, medical supplies and …

Turkey’s proxy war in Libya

Why did Saqr Geroushi, the commander of Operation Dignity’s Libyan air force recently announce that the forces under his command would shoot down Turkish aircraft that entered Libyan airspace without permission? Turkey’s reaction was swift. Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the threat and indirectly chastised the forces under the …

UNSMIL Studying Supreme Court Ruling, Emphasises Urgent Need for Political Consensus

06 November 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) takes note of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and will be studying it closely. In this regard, UNSMIL is consulting closely with Libyan stakeholders across the political spectrum, and with international partners.

The Supreme Court Decision That's Ripping Libya Apart

Today, Libya’s Supreme Court has declared the country’s internationally recognized and democratically elected House of Representatives illegal and unconstitutional. Boycotting Islamist and Misratan members of the House of Representative and Islamist members of the former legislature (the General National Congress, or GNC), lodged the legal challenge against the new legislature …