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Libya: Journalists Under Attack

Various armed groups in Libya have violently attacked, kidnapped, intimidated, threatened, and killed Libyan journalists with impunity over the past two years, causing many to flee the country or impose self-censorship, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. At the same time, courts are prosecuting journalists and others …

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Libya is interested by military equipment and technical cooperation from Russia.

Libya is interested in military and technical cooperation with Russia, Mohamed Abdelaziz, special envoy of Libya’s Council of Deputies chairman, said on Thursday, February 5, 2014. “Our cooperation in military and technical sphere is a historic partnership existing for nearly 40 years,” Abdelaziz, currently on a visit to Moscow, said. …

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Inter-Libyan dialogue: Algeria seeks to bridge views between Libyan parties

Algeria is making efforts to bridge views between the Libyan parties and prepare the necessary conditions for an inclusive dialogue to reach a consensual political solution to the crisis that is shaking Libya, said Sunday in Algiers Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel. 

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Op-Ed: General Haftar pressures Libyan government to recognize his power

CIA-linked General Haftar has upgraded his status from failed coup leader with a warrant out for his arrest to the de facto head of the Libyan army whose Operation Dignity has the support of the internationally recognized government in Tobruk. The rise of Haftar is detailed in this article. Haftar …

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Libyan peace talks to resume

Libya’s warring factions are to resume the UN-brokered talks on Tuesday inside Libya, according to Libyan officials. Different parties are now arguing over where the meeting should take place, though only three cities are nominated, a member of the self-appointed parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), told Xinhua.

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Libya Reverses a Purge

Earlier this week, Libya’s internationally recognized parliament votedto abolish the controversial Political Isolation Law passed two years ago by the previous legislature. A classic example of lustration, the law disbarred any officials with links to the Qaddafi regime from holding public office. On the face of it, such a move …

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The Constitutional Battle over Libya’s Identity

This past December, the Constituent Assembly of Libya published a draft of preliminary suggestions and ideas concerning the constitution so that Libyans could discuss them and provide their opinions before a referendum in March. While there were no obvious flaws in the form of the draft, the language and content …

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