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Gaddafi’s Legacy: What Goals is Russia Pursuing in Libya?

The recent visit of Khalifa Haftar to Russia has immediately prompted speculations about Moscow’s alleged intention to involve itself deeper in Libyan affairs, RIA Novosti contributor Gevorg Mirzayan writes, shedding light on how Russia can bolster its cooperation with the state when the ongoing civil war is over.

Row over Misrata military delegation in Qatar

A row has erupted over a military delegation from Misrata which arrived in Qatar two days ago. The 15-member delegation, which first flew to Istanbul and from there to Doha by private plane, consists of some of the military commanders who took part in the Bunyan Marsous (BM) operation in …

EU: Shifting Rescue to Libya Risks Lives

Libyan forces have engaged in reckless conduct during recent rescue operations that endangered people being rescued in international waters in the Mediterranean, Human Rights Watch said today. These incidents indicate that Libyan forces lack capacity to safely perform search-and-rescue obligations.

Militias continue to dominate and destabilize Libya: UN report

A report by the United Nations has confirmed the extent to which militias in Libya still dominate the country in the absence of a regular army and police force. It highlights how militias are often motivated by power and financial reward rather than loyalty to the internationally-recognized Presidency Council. It …

Libya Today: From Arab Spring to failed state

This week, fighting erupted between rival militias in Tripoli, shattering a period of calm that lasted since March. The UN-backed government lost more than 50 fighters.