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Libya: A silver lining or the road to darkness?

The UN-sponsored Skhirat Geneva process aimed at achieving a political settlement in Libya kicked off again last week, and could be in a decisive phase after months of stalemate.  

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Rival Libyan parliament outraged by suggested foreign military support

Having been promised substantial support by fellow Arab countries to fight the Islamic State Group, the official Libyan government faces bitter accusations of treason by its political rival back home. The Arab League endorsed foreign military assistance to the Libyan army, angering the Libyan opposition, in whose view the army …

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Islamic State Tightens Grip on Qaddafi’s Hometown After Failed Uprising

Islamic State militants ferociously put down a civilian uprising in the Libyan city of Sirte this week, further tightening the group’s grip over the terrorized local population, and cementing control of key roads that lead to the desert country’s central oil fields and beyond.

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