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‘Partners in crime’: UK spies worked with Gaddafi against Libyan exiles, court hears

A group of Libyan men were subjected to systematic abuse, curfews, and wrongful imprisonment, and threatened with deportation, as a result of years of secret collusion between Britain’s security and intelligence agencies – MI5 and MI6 – and the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the High Court in London heard …

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UNSMIL condemns violence in south Libya while recognizing legitimate grievances

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed its strong condemnation of Sunday’s consecutive, but unrelated, attacks against civilians and facilities in the South of Libya.

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Libya: NOC Calls on Militias to Withdraw from El Sharara Oilfield

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) demanded that the armed militia, claiming attachment to the local Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), immediately and without any condition withdraw from El Sharara oilfield.

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As Their Influence Grows, the Maghreb’s ‘Quietist’ Salafists Are Anything but Quiet

It was the late fall of 2015—the height of a fierce, multiyear battle for this troubled eastern Libyan city. The fighting was often described in the media as pitting Islamists against “secularists.” The men at the camp were lumped together with the so-called secularists, led by a former Libyan army …

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Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

Since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has had three distinct electoral experiences, which have in turn given birth to three political institutions: the General National Congress (GNC), the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) and the House of Representatives (HoR).  

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MSF: More migrants at risk of dying without Aquarius

The sea route between Libya and Italy is the world’s deadliest for migrants and refugees, according to the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR. More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization of Migration.

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Libya Declares Force Majeure at Oil Field After Protesters Shut Down Production

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure after a group of local protesters “occupied” the country’s largest oil field Sharara and forced production to shut down, the company said in a statement on Monday.

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MSF: Migrants forced to disembark in Libya are still at risk

More than 90 people rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea last month by the merchant ship Nivin are still being held in Libya after they were forcibly removed from the ship by Libyan security forces in Misrata. This assault underscores the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers …

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Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor blames Saudi Arabia for forced disappearance of 3 Libyans

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has disclosed that several documents and testimonies show evidence that Saudi Arabian authorities have subjected three Libyan nationals to enforced disappearance for over 500 days, stressing Saudi Arabia’s responsibility for their enforced disappearance and calling on the Saudi authorities to immediately reveal their fate and …

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