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Photo Essay: The Deadly Sea from Libya to Europe

Over the last few years, the expanse of Mediterranean Sea stretching between Libya and Italy has become an increasingly dangerous highway used by economic migrants and refugees pursuing a desperate dream of a better and richer—or just safer—future in Europe.

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DCAF publishes the consolidated Libyan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code in Arabic and English

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) announces the online publication of the Libyan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, fully consolidated with their amendments, and their English translations on its security sector legislation database. 

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In Libya ‘there are no winners today’

Libyan officials from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya are expected to convene in the Italian capital, Rome, to flesh out the details of an agreement aimed at pulling the North African nation out of an economic crisis.

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Libya: Why the Gaddafi loyalists are back

The situation in Libya is so chaotic that the “libyanisation” neologism is currently imposing itself. It has become a fatal combination of balkanisation – the division of a state into autonomous districts – and somalisation – the failing of a government in favour of militia groups.

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The Battle for Sirte: An analysis

Despite earlier reports that it has stopped bombing in Sirte, the United States on Monday renewed authorisation to continue air strikes against Islamic State at Sirte, after a three-month blitz failed to finally propel the Government of National Accord’s Bunyan Marsous forces to victory against the so-called Islamic State (IS).

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Libya unlikely to be priority whoever wins US elections

Predictably, most of the attention given to foreign policy in the Middle East this election season in the United States has focused on Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State (ISIS). To the extent that Libya has been mentioned, it is in relation to the expansion of ISIS in the country …

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