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Inter-Libyan dialogue: Algeria seeks to bridge views between Libyan parties

Algeria is making efforts to bridge views between the Libyan parties and prepare the necessary conditions for an inclusive dialogue to reach a consensual political solution to the crisis that is shaking Libya, said Sunday in Algiers Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel. 

Libya’s black hole sucks in the neighbours

The dynamic that is driving Libya towards a renewal of the civil war that, three-and-a-half years ago, ended the Qadhafi regime seems irresistible. The country has two governments, each situated at opposite ends of the country, each with its complement of armed militias and each with seemingly irreconcilable objectives which …

Europe ‘seriously underestimating possibility of IS militants infiltrating Italy or Malta’

Islamic State militants have taken over practically the whole area from where migrant crossings are launched and are effectively running the whole show, a prominent Libyan politician has warned. Speaking to Italian journalists during the Davos World Economic Forum, former Libyan Finance Minister Ali Tarhouni, who now serves as President …

Libya oil production plummets as tribes fight to control field in south

Ubari, a ramshackle desert hub hundreds of miles from Libya’s populous cities on the Mediterranean coast, was once a favored tourist destination, a picturesque pocket of the Sahara with dramatic sand dunes, oases and volcanic mountains. Now, however, it’s best known for a bloody power struggle in the desert near …

Arab FMs urge lifting arms ban on Libya

The Arab League Council urged the UN Security Council to lift the arms on Libya in order to empower its national army to restore stability Concluding its emergency meeting on the level of foreign ministers here on Thursday evening, the Council expressed profound concern over the continued fighting in Libya, …

Libya the key to stopping terror in the Sahel

Madama, located in the northeast of Niger in the vast Teneré desert, is 10 days’ drive from the capital Niamey and doesn’t even feature on most maps. This is where Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, spent the first day of 2015 visiting troops in a brand new military …