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A Minister, a General, and the Militias: Libya’s Shifting Balance of Power

A sleepy town of smalltime farmers and traders, Sabratha sits on the Mediterranean seaboard just west of the capital Tripoli. It is most famous for its Roman ruins—a colonnaded city and a restored amphitheater that, under the late ruler Muammar Qaddafi, hosted floodlit performances of Puccini’s operas for busloads of …

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Resolving Libya’s civil war

The world’s most complicated ongoing civil war erupted in Libya in mid-2014. Forces aligned with the internationally recognised, albeit extremely weak government in Tripoli – the Government of National Accord (GNA) – are fighting those loyal to the secular-leaning House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk.

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Libya: Haftar, Sarraj forces discuss security situation

Representatives of the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj have held a series of meetings in neighbouring Tunisia to discuss the security situation in the capital, Tripoli, a parliamentary source close to …

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WHO condemns continuous attacks on health care in Libya [EN/AR]

The World Health Organization (WHO) condemns the unceasing attacks on health care in Libya. On February 23, an armed man assaulted Doctor Nidhal Mohamed Ali, a WHO-contracted psychiatrist, inside a mental health clinic in Sabha. The mental health clinic is the only facility of its kind that serves Southern Libya, …

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