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Russia Is Emboldening A Libyan Strongman Who Could Dictate The Future Of The Country

Six years after the revolution that drove former dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, Libya remains deeply divided. Now, Russia is fueling another military strongman who threatens to make the situation far worse for Western powers and Libyans in what would be a major blow to the democratic hopes that sparked the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. …

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French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Friday in Tunis underlined France’s stance on the control of the Libyan oil saying that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) must align with UN-backed Presidency Council (PC).

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Thinni spurns calls for political dialogue, says “military solution” is only answer to Libya crisis

The prime minister of the Beida-based interim government recognised by the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah Al-Thinni, has rejected the repeated view of international leaders as well as the Presidency Council that there can be no military solution to the Libya crisis, only a political one. He has insisted that the divisions …

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Military operation launched to target fuel smugglers operating at sea

The Fuel Crisis Committee, originally established by Tripoli municipal council in 2015 to find solutions to the shortage of fuel in the capital, yesterday launched what is being called “Operation Mediterranean Storm” to counter the smuggling of Libya’s subsidised fuel by sea.

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169 Gambian illegal migrants deported home from Libya after prison ordeal

A hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants returned home on Tuesday, after journeying across the Sahara in harsh conditions only to get stuck in Libya, most in jails far short of their intended destination in Europe, Reuters reported.

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MSF: MoU between Libya and Italy perilous to migrants

An agreement between Italy and Libya to fight people-smuggling in the north African nation will lead to migrants being returned to camps where they are held against their will, extorted and abused, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Monday, Reuters reported.

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Kobler “encouraged” by apparent HoR moves to support dialogue

Despite it being subject to conditions, UN envoy Martin Kobler has praised the decision announced yesterday by the House of Representatives (HoR) to take part in dialogue with the State Council on amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). He described it as “very constructive”.

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