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Flawed Diplomacy in Libya

Since 2014, many actors have tried to mediate a negotiated solution to the Libyan crisis but have failed. The nexus of this conflict is the split between eastern and western Libya, which was set in motion by the events of May 2014 when General Khalifa Haftar appointed himself the leader …

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HNEC urges would-be voters to register before the 3 February deadline

The Libyan High National Election Commission (HNEC) urged Libyans within the country interested in voting at the next election to register themselves as the registration process closes on 3rd February. HNEC has been continuing its voter registration awareness across the country and with a wide spectrum of society, including women …

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Libya’s revolutionaries: Where are they now?

When some Libyans revolted in 2011 beginning in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, in what became known as the February 17 Revolution, there were no apparent leadership figures to represent them in what was seen as another episode of the so-called Arab Spring. Leaderless revolts against leaders of the day, and mostly corrupt …

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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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