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IS strengthens its grip in war-torn Libya

With the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, the organisation has strengthened its grip in Libya.

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LIBYA – Exile or death: violence and collapsed State leave human rights defenders with few options

In Libya, human rights defenders have become prime targets for many armed groups involved in the ongoing civil war, reveals The Observatory in a report published today. Violence, harassment and intimidation are daily occurrences for these defenders, in a climate of impunity resulting from the breakdown of the State. The …

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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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Opinion survey across 22 cities shows Libyans optimistic, reject violence and for unity and peaceful rotation of government

An opinion survey conducted in 22 Libyan towns and cities across the political divide showed that an overwhelming number of Libyans were optimistic, believed in the 17 February revolution, in favour of the unity of the country and for a decentralized system of government.

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UK to Provide Drones to Combat Libyan People Smugglers

Britain will supply drones and intelligence gathering equipment and is prepared to take the lead in operations on the Mediterranean Sea where 1,800 migrants have drowned so far this year. The UK’s military response is being discussed in Brussels at a key EU meeting on how to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, with the UK poised to lead …

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The dangers facing female migrants in Libya

In a report titled Libya Is Full of Cruelty, the rights group Amnesty International details the conditions for women in the war-torn North African country. Amnesty says they are constantly subjected to the added danger of sexual violence. Traffickers sexually abuse female migrants as they make their desperate and treacherous journey towards Europe.

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Video: International Crisis Group director speaks on conflict in Libya

Issandr El Amrani, North Africa project director at the International Crisis Group, talks to Middle East Eye about the UN-brokered peace talks in Libya, the likely direction of the divided nation and the continuing conflict over the country’s territory and resources.

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