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France, Italy, and Libya’s Crisis

In a major development in Libya’s ongoing conflict, head of the internationally recognized Libyan government Fayez al-Serraj and strongman Khalifa Haftar met in Paris this week, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, to discuss a way out of the country’s current crisis.

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Libya: Activists Being Silenced

Human rights defenders, activists, and social media bloggers have been physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, and disappeared by armed groups, some of whom are affiliated with the state authorities, in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the killing of an activist and other abuses …

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US State Department report bemoans lack of Libyan counter-terrorism laws and strategy in fight against terrorism

In a report, the US State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism says that although the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) had demonstrated it could be a capable partner with the United States in the fight against ISIS, a lack of comprehensive counter-terrorism laws in the country has prevented successful operations.

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Libya’s Haftar Comes Out on Top

Diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the chaos that has prevailed in Libya since 2011 have legitimized Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general whose forces have been accused of torture and executing prisoners, according to the Atlantic Council’s Karim Mezran.

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EU supports Paris meeting

One of the spokespersons of the European Union (EU) told the Italian News Agency (Aki), on Wednesday, that Brussels looks forward to seeing the Libyan factions benefiting from Paris meeting and return to intensive and comprehensive dialogue with specific commitments.

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