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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.

Tripoli International Airport taken by Tarhuna brigade, Tajouri rejects

Misratan brigades aligned with the Salvation Government of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel have pulled back from Tripoli International Airport after two days of fierce fighting against rival groups loyal to the UN-installed Presidency Council.

Presidential Council marks off defense minister-designate over Brak Al-Shati attack

The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement Friday suspending the defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, following the attack on Brak Al-Shati base in southern Libya by the Third Force and fighters loyal to the defense ministry.