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US pledges $500,000 in security assistance to Libya

The US on Tuesday pledged $500,000 in security assistance to Libya’s UN-backed National Accord Government, Anadolu reports. US Ambassador to Tripoli Peter Bodde and AFRICOM Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in the capital Tripoli.

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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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Al-Mishri tells Russians that printing Libyan dinar banknotes in Moscow harmed economy

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri said Monday that Russia should break relations with parallel institutions in eastern Libya given the damage inflicted on Libya’s economy by printing dinar banknotes in Russia.

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US State Department criticizes HoR and PC’s failure in protecting free speech in Libya

In an annual report on Thursday, the US State Department criticized the lack of action by the House of Representatives and Presidential Council to protect freedom of speech in Libya, referring to the pressure on the work of journalists.

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Libya among four largest arms importers in Africa

Libya is among the four largest importers of arms in the African continent, along with Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, which represent together 75% of the continent’s arms imports, according to the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report released Monday.

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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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