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Libya’s War of the Many

Kremlin’s support toward Haftar’s botched blitzkrieg on Tripoli may once again successfully capitalize on the U.S. and European powers’ collective abandonment of credible diplomacy. While the U.S. is most concerned about Russian military involvement in Libya, the impact of this intervention may actually be reflected in the diplomatic track.

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Libya PM slams Haftar threat to resume Tripoli offensive amid EU condemnation

Rogue Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar’s threats to restart an offensive on the capital have been met with derision from the UN-backed prime minister, while EU countries responded urging an end to the fighting.

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Turkish-Libyan alliance in eastern Mediterranean: A game changer?

On November 27 during a meeting between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul, Turkey and the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) signed a memorandum of understanding on the ‘delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas’ in the Mediterranean Sea, along with a memorandum of understanding on security …

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Chadian President: Western powers blocked AU efforts to appoint African envoy to Libya

Chadian President, Idriss Deby has accused “major world powers” which he did not name, of blocking the African Union’s (AU) efforts to appoint former Mauritanian President, Mohamed Wild Abdel Aziz, as UN special envoy to Libya.

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EU calls for immediate release of kidnapped female Parliament member

The Embassies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the EU Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to Libya have expressed their deep concern regarding the continued disappearance of House of Representatives member Siham Sergiwa, and called for her immediate release.

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HRW: Italy Shares Responsibility for Libya Abuses against Migrants

On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s abuses against migrants during operations at sea and upon return to the country in November 2017. 

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