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Libya meeting hopes to break political stalemate

A meeting on Libya in London next week will seek to break a political stalemate over the country’s UN-backed unity government, which has struggled to extend its influence beyond the capital, Tripoli, a senior US official said yesterday.

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Clashes continue for second day in Zawia

Fresh fighting has again fared up in Zawyia following heavy clashes there yesterday in which tanks were deployed. The fighting initially stopped last night when both sides agreed a seven-hour truce. When it ended this morning, a tense calm continued for several hours but was then shattered when shooting restarted this …

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UAE airbase in Al-Marj to support Haftar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a military base nearby the city of Al-Marj on the eastern side of Libya. The IHS Jane’s 360 websites revealed that the UAE had set up the air base “from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)”.

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Joint Communique by League of Arab States, African Union and United Nations (UNSMIL)

1. The League of Arab States, the African Union, and the United Nations held a trilateral meeting at the headquarters of the League of Arab States on 25 October 2016 to discuss the situation in Libya and the means to further cooperation between the three organizations in order to advance …

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Where is Libya five years after Gadhafi’s death?

Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today — ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.

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Failing Libya

On 20 October 2011, former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi was dragged out of his sewage-pipe hideout to meet his inglorious end. Five years on and things in Libya couldn’t be much worse. There is still no centralised authority; killing, abduction and torture are rife; the economy is almost on …

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Libya: Rival group seizes UN-backed government offices

Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

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