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UK government to announce settlement in Belhaj rendition case

A dramatic settlement in the legal case of prominent Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj is expected to be announced on Thursday, ending a seven-year dispute that has seriously damaged the reputation of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, and raised questions about the integrity of British officials.

Libya’s radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

It is nine o’clock in the morning when Khaled al Bouri walks with his son Mohammed through the rubble of their home in the Giza district of Sirte. Giza was a populous neighbourhood in Gaddafi’s hometown, and in 2015 was chosen by the local Islamic State group franchise to become the …