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‘Partners in crime’: UK spies worked with Gaddafi against Libyan exiles, court hears

A group of Libyan men were subjected to systematic abuse, curfews, and wrongful imprisonment, and threatened with deportation, as a result of years of secret collusion between Britain’s security and intelligence agencies – MI5 and MI6 – and the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the High Court in London heard …

UNSMIL condemns violence in south Libya while recognizing legitimate grievances

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed its strong condemnation of Sunday’s consecutive, but unrelated, attacks against civilians and facilities in the South of Libya.

As Their Influence Grows, the Maghreb’s ‘Quietist’ Salafists Are Anything but Quiet

It was the late fall of 2015—the height of a fierce, multiyear battle for this troubled eastern Libyan city. The fighting was often described in the media as pitting Islamists against “secularists.” The men at the camp were lumped together with the so-called secularists, led by a former Libyan army …

Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

Since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has had three distinct electoral experiences, which have in turn given birth to three political institutions: the General National Congress (GNC), the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) and the House of Representatives (HoR).  

Libya Declares Force Majeure at Oil Field After Protesters Shut Down Production

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure after a group of local protesters “occupied” the country’s largest oil field Sharara and forced production to shut down, the company said in a statement on Monday.