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EU seeks to strengthen democracy, security and justice in Libya

The EU is supporting the administration of security and justice in Libya, with the presentation of the €10 million Security and Justice Support Programme for Libya (SJSP). “Stabilising the country and establishing common and unified security structures is essential to consolidate the rule of law, an independent judicial system and …

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Libya’s security problem

Libya’s passage through a democratic era is characterized by challenges and threats that may hamper the transition and threaten its neighbors. The proliferation of weapons and limited efforts by the government to monitor the security situation have invigorated terrorist and outlaw groups to take advantage of this favorable climate and …

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Sensitive Weapons Stolen from US Special Forces in Libya May have Fallen in Wrong Hands

The US media network Fox News reported Wednesday that highly sensitive US military equipment and weapons stored in Libya were stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations. 

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Security Council Report – September 2013 Monthly Forecast

In September, the Security Council expects to be briefed by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also likely receive the periodic briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador …

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US consulate attack in Benghazi: a challenge to official version of events

A year after the first US ambassador in 33 years was killed on duty, Chris Stephen, one of the first western reporters on the scene in Benghazi, pieces together what really happened from witness accounts, official reports, and the ruins of the compound

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Two years after Libya’s revolution, government struggles to control hundreds of armed militias

Tripoli, Libya — Mohamed Hossain Akari was at home with his parents one day last week when armed robbers drove up and started shooting — an all-too-familiar attack these days in Libya’s increasingly violent capital city.

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Libya’s Border Challenges and International Efforts to Assist Securing Frontier

GHADAMES – Driving from this oasis town deep into the harsh desert, a conspicuous white concrete pole, about 2 ½ metres high, stands out among the countless giant electricity pylons that dot the landscape. Handcarved in the cement at its base are three initials: “L, T, J”. This is where …

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