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Power struggle over oil threatens Libya’s fragile transition process

The war of words over who controls Libya’s oil sector has now spilled over into its operations. Last week, one of the most powerful men in Libya, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanallah, accused Oil and Gas Minister Mohammed Aoun of seeking to destabilize the NOC out of personal …

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Aldabaiba robust at HoR session and working hard with all sides to remove foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya

Answering questions at yesterday’s House of Representatives (HoR) session, Libya’s Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba gave as good as he got. He was robust, coming across as confident and sincere, yet humble that parliament was his superior body and was ready to cooperate.

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Tunisia’s turning point: The regional ramifications of Kais Saied’s power grab

There has been much debate about whether a “coup” took place in Tunisia on 25 July. Regardless of what word most appropriately or accurately describes what occurred, President Kais Saied now possesses power on par with former Tunisian autocrat Ben Ali.

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UNSMIL calls for immediate release of thousands of individuals still detained arbitrarily

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya called on the Government of National Unity (GNU), the Presidential Council (PC), and the judicial authorities to release, without delay, thousands of individuals still being held arbitrarily in detention centers throughout Libya, according to an official statement.

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Guterres renews call for withdrawal of mercenaries from Libya to save political process

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again urged countries to withdraw all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya, saying they continue to operate throughout the conflict-stricken North African country in violation of last October’s cease-fire agreement “with no discernible abatement of their activities.”

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