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Eastern Libyan army commander signs arms deal with Russia despite UN embargo

A deal between the commander of Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar, who leads the forces of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), signed a deal with the Russian government that would see $2 billion dollars worth arms coming to his self-proclaimed army, an HoR members, Ismaeil Al-Ghoul, revealed to the …

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Human Rights Watch criticises ICC for lack of new Libyan war crimes cases

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been sharply criticised by Human Rights Watch (HRW) for not launching new investigations into war crimes in Libya.

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Obama gives Trump renewed Libya emergency powers

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has extended the US emergency in respect to Libya beyond 25 February, more than a month after Donald Trump takes over the White House. The move gives his successor a range of special powers including sanctions, although Trump can suspend them if he wishes.

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Is ‘grand political bargain’ in store for Libya?

In Libya’s ever-shifting sands, where conspiracy and disinformation overlay a reality shaped by fluid political alliances, erratic military maneuvers and a crumbling economy, it can be challenging to paint an accurate and reliable picture of what is happening on the ground, let alone to predict how current events might shape the …

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Russian military team in Libya to meet Haftar, Saleh Issa

Russian military delegation arrived on Wednesday in Libya’s port city of Tobruk to meet Khalifa Haftar, the Commander-in-Chief of the National Army of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, as well as the President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh Issa, Al Hadath reported.

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Libya strongman Haftar tours Russia aircraft carrier

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar was given a tour of a Russian aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean today, Russian media reported, a show of Kremlin support for the faction leader who opposes Libya’s UN-backed government.

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