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Serraj sacks Misrata commander over Egyptian threats

Faiez Serraj, the head of the Presidency Council, has dismissed Brigadier Mohamed Gnaidi from the Military Intelligence Directorate and the Libyan army. He was suspended last week after threatening to attack targets in Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Made on Sadek Al-Ghariani’s Tanasuh TV after last Monday’s air raids on Derna, …

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Al-Hassadi: To defeat terrorism we should deal with its roots

The member of the State Council in Libya, Mansour Al-Hassadi, talks to “LIBYAPROSPECT” about his point of view on the latest unknown air raids that bombarded the city of Derna on 30th of last month.

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Landmark ruling could have big implications for Libya’s leaders

During the Moammar Gadhafi era in Libya, the regime was intolerable of any opposition, political parties were illegal and free press did not exist. Many Libyans who opposed the regime left the country and lived abroad. Many settled in the United States and Europe, mostly as political refugees. As the …

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EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh, president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil,… prime minister and defence minister of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress; and Nuri Abu Sahmain, president of the internationally …

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State of emergency in Tripoli ahead of banned pro-Igtit rally

There is rising tension in Tripoli tonight as the Presidency Council (PC) declared a state of emergency and banned a planned Martyrs’ Square rally tomorrow in support of entrepreneur and would-be presidential candidate Baset Igtet.

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HoR Speaker blames UN-proposed Presidential Council for failure of LPA

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh has blamed the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) for the “failure” of the accord among all parties in Libya and hindrance of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

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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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Looking for friends in the West: The Cairo-Misrata talks in the shadow of the Gulf crisis

Three years into the latest chapter of political and military division that has plagued Libya, Egypt has reached out to another player in the conflict, looking to take advantage of recent fragmentation to build out new political blocs to support its ally Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA).

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