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Peace “breaking out” in western Libya

In the latest in a series of local peace deals in the west of the country, Zintan and Zawia have signed a reconciliation pact and a truce has been agreed between Zuwara on the one side and the nearby towns of Al-Jmail, Rigdalin and Zultan on the other. The Libyan National …

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With time running out, UN sets Ramadan deadline for proposed Libya Govt

Following G7 meeting, leaders of Libya’s rival governments congregate in Germany for first direct talks with hopes of reaching an agreement by Ramadan.

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Assessing Community Safety in the Governorate of Jenin

In order to implement an effective security strategy plan in the Governorate of Jenin, it is necessary for security providers be able to identify the reasons for insecurity and lack of community safety. As a result, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF), in collaboration …

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IS spreads in Libya

In a series of dramatic political and security-related developments last week, the Islamic State (Daesh) affiliate in Libya announced that it had strengthened its hold on the city of Sirte after having gained control of the city airport. Just prior to this, the 166th Brigade, which had been in charge …

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ANALYSIS: Libya peace talks resume but can UN secure a deal?

The latest round of UN-sponsored Libya peace talks kicked off Wednesday, with the UN special envoy hoping to secure a last-ditch deal before the start of Ramadan.

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Is Libya on the eve of fresh military operations?

The momentum towards the beginning of an Egypt-led coalition operating in Libya may be gaining steam. The launch of full-blown air sorties and special operations could be expected, in what would be a move to enhance General Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity.”

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Migrants bound for Europe create crisis in Libya’s southern deserts

In a hospital trauma ward in downtown Sebha, a decrepit city that’s a major migrant-smuggling hub in southern Libya, a man from Niger lay in a stupor, suffering from multiple fractures and a gangrened limb. He’d been here a week, since he was rescued from the Sahara after the vehicle …

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UNSMIL Welcomes Misrata-Tawergha Agreement at Tunis Meeting 27-28 May 2015

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the agreement reached by the delegations of Misrata and Tawergha at a meeting in Tunis on 28 May 2015 as another important step in achieving justice and ensuring the right of return in safety and dignity of the Tawerghans to their …

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