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Backdrop to an Intervention: Sources of Egyptian-Libyan Border Tension

The airstrikes that Emirati forces with Egyptian support conducted against militia positions in Libya in late August 2014 were sparked by an anti-Islamist military campaign in eastern Libya. The campaign, led by retired General Khalifa Hifter and a breakaway faction of the Libyan military, has profoundly altered Egyptian-Libyan relations. But …

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U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya

The Obama administration and its European allies are weighing their options for greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and an armed international force to help stabilize the North African country, diplomats said Tuesday.

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Foreign Intervention in Libya Seen as Further Destabilizing Fractured Country

Senior U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamist militants twice in the past week in the Libyan capital. The move caught the United States off guard. In a surprise move, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates joined forces to bomb Islamist militants in Libya, …

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EU must unite to end people-smuggling disasters: IOM

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 25 August 2014: Over the past five years Libya has failed to deal effectively with illegal immigration an official from the UN-backed International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said.  In an interview following the deaths of scores of migrants in the Mediterranean, the official, speaking on …

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U.N. Envoy Opposes Foreign Intervention in Libya

CAIRO (AP) —The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn’t believe foreign intervention of any kind can halt the North African country’s turmoil as political divisions and infighting push it deeper into chaos. To read the full article, please click here. The Wall Street Journal

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