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Malta-based ambassador to Libya says US will listen to all sides – only recognises democratically-elected House

The US will listen to all sides in Libya but will only recognise the democratically elected House of Representatives, US ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones said this morning. She insisted though this did not mean the US would agree with every decision taken by the House of Representatives such as …

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Backdrop to an Intervention: Sources of Egyptian-Libyan Border Tension

The airstrikes that Emirati forces with Egyptian support conducted against militia positions in Libya in late August 2014 were sparked by an anti-Islamist military campaign in eastern Libya. The campaign, led by retired General Khalifa Hifter and a breakaway faction of the Libyan military, has profoundly altered Egyptian-Libyan relations. But …

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Foreign Intervention in Libya Seen as Further Destabilizing Fractured Country

Senior U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched airstrikes against Islamist militants twice in the past week in the Libyan capital. The move caught the United States off guard. In a surprise move, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates joined forces to bomb Islamist militants in Libya, …

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