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Women and children suffering from UN & NGO pull-out say HoR members in NY

Libyan legislators are in the US this week to warn that women and children caught in the fighting have been left even more vulnerable because  international organisations, including the United Nations have pulled out of the country.

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What will the US and Europe do when the Libya dialogue fails?

It’s clear that talks in Libya will fail. Now it’s just a matter of what to do next. I say when, not if, because there is every indication that the UN-sponsored dialogue in Morocco and elsewhere will fail; and every official and non-official I spoke with knows that.

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Libya: uprising and post-Qadhafi tribal clashes, displacement in a fragmenting Libya

The political instability and crimes against humanity that accompanied and followed the uprising which overthrew President Muammar Qadhafi in October 2011 drove tens of thousands into displacement. Those perceived to have supported Qadhafi or to have benefited from privileges he dispensed through tribal patronage networks were attacked in retaliation. They …

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Tuareg want their language made an official Libyan language, equal investment in the South

The Tuareg Social Council, along civil society activists, has told the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) that the Tuareg want to be given equal rights as Libyan citizens and see their language become an official Libyan language.  Called Tarigia by the Tuareg themselves, it is related to Tamazight, the language of the Amazigh, and in …

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Demanding ‘immediate’ ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

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Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

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