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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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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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In the Libyan conflict, Algiers stands up to France and Egypt

When in May 2014, Algeria provided 3,500 paratroopers and a logistical contingent of 1,500 men jointly with the US Marines and French Special Forces in order to eliminate elements belonging to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the Sebha region, officials concluded that Algeria has just abandoned its defence …

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In Libya, the Tantalizing Promise of a Unity Government

Yesterday, on March 25, the international peace process aimed at ending Libya’s civil war concluded its latest round of talks in Morocco on schedule. Both sides have agreed to continue the dialogue, despite predictions that it might collapse. This is encouraging news, coming as it does at a moment when …

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Haftar holds the key to peace in Libya

The UN Special Envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, announced this week that the factions he gathered in Morocco could be very close to signing a national unity deal leading to a consensus government for which names are being discussed. Yet, regardless of the outcome of those talks, the real kingmaker …

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