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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 …

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, …

Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam freed from custody, Libyan militia says

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western Libyan town of Zintan, where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade.

Libya’s eastern-based government to investigate ‘Qatar’s crimes’

In a statement issued on Monday, the Libyan parliament called on the Ministry of Justice to prepare an integrated file on the damages caused to Libya and its people by the support of Qatar for extremist groups after a decision to sever official diplomatic relations with Doha.