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Libyan militias continue to benefit from external weapons support: UN Libya Experts Panel report

Armed groups within Libya continue to benefit from external support including the provision of materiel, targeted airstrikes at night and sophisticated munitions, the UN Libya Experts Panel report states in its section on the implementation of the arms embargo.

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Revealed: Portions of Libya frozen assets in UAE given to strongman Haftar

The United Arab Emirates has provided the Libyan commander of east-based self-proclaimed army, Khalifa Haftar, with portions of Libyan frozen assets in Abu Dhabi, the second deputy of the High Council of State (HCS) Mohamed Imazib disclosed Saturday.

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Thousands forced from Libyan town stopped just short of home

On Feb. 1, around 600 families headed back toward their hometown of Tawergha, located southeast of the Libyan coastal city of Misrata. They’d been forced to leave the town of 40,000 seven years ago following battles in which fighters from Tawergha were accused of having fought for the former Libyan …

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Situation of human rights in Libya continues to deteriorate: UN Libya Experts Panel report

In the section on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, the UN Libya Experts Forum report said that ‘‘The situation of human rights in Libya continues to deteriorate, highlighted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of his visit to Libya on 12 October …

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Libyan activist: UAE pressured Saudi Arabia into handing revolutionists performing pilgrimage over to Haftar

A leader of Zawiya rebels in the west of Libyan capital Tripoli, Hussein Zaait, accused the Saudi authorities of being involved in mediation to hand over the Libyan rebels to the leader of Operation Dignity Battle under pressure from the UAE and stressed that they had no previous problem with …

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Regional interference is threatening Libya’s future as one state

When Libya declared its independence as a constitutional monarchy under King Idris Sanusi on December 24, 1951, it became one of the first former European colonies in Africa to gain independence and achieve autonomy through the United Nations.

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