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Libya PM: allies preparing 'Arab taskforce' to fight IS

Abdullah al-Thani says Jordan, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia close to creating force to tackle the Islamic State group, adding that Libya’s forces to be restructured by Jordan. The head of the Tobruk government in Libya, Abdullah al-Thani, has said that moves are under way to form a “pan-Arab” military force …

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After Morocco, UNSMIL political dialogue to move to Algeria

Following this week’s session of the UN-brokered dialogue in Morocco, due to start on Thursday, the 23 Libyan political participants will then head to Algeria early next week for a further meeting.

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Libya’s arms pursuit illustrates geo-political alignments

Even as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rises further in Libya, looming ever closer to Southern Europe, there is a widening arms race to supply the various sides – Tripoli aka Libya Dawn and Tobruk aka Libya Dignity – from various corners of the region.

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Libya: Getting Geneva Right

Libya’s deteriorating internal conflict may be nearing a dramatic turning point. Over six months of fighting between two parliaments, their respective governments and allied militias have led to the brink of all-out war. On the current trajectory, the most likely medium-term prospect is not one side’s triumph, but that rival …

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Tunisan journalists safe says information chief Omar Gawairi

The two Tunisian journalists missing in Libya since September, Sofiane Chourabi and Nadhir Gtari, are still alive according to the head of Information and Culture Authority, Omar Gaweiri. “We are working to get them free”, he told Libya Herald but aske the media and politicians, particularly in Tunisia, not to sensationalise …

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