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EU seeks to strengthen democracy, security and justice in Libya

The EU is supporting the administration of security and justice in Libya, with the presentation of the €10 million Security and Justice Support Programme for Libya (SJSP). “Stabilising the country and establishing common and unified security structures is essential to consolidate the rule of law, an independent judicial system and …

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Sensitive Weapons Stolen from US Special Forces in Libya May have Fallen in Wrong Hands

The US media network Fox News reported Wednesday that highly sensitive US military equipment and weapons stored in Libya were stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations. 

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Security Council Report – September 2013 Monthly Forecast

In September, the Security Council expects to be briefed by Tarek Mitri, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), followed by consultations. The Council will also likely receive the periodic briefing by the chair of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee, Ambassador …

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Beyond Benghazi: Libya's Transition and the Future of US-Libyan Relations

One year after the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the Libya Working Group–a joint initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and Freedom House–convened a panel discussion to assess …

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Beyond Benghazi: Libya’s Transition and the Future of US-Libyan Relations

One year after the deadly attack in Benghazi that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, the Libya Working Group–a joint initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and Freedom House–convened a panel discussion to assess …

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US consulate attack in Benghazi: a challenge to official version of events

A year after the first US ambassador in 33 years was killed on duty, Chris Stephen, one of the first western reporters on the scene in Benghazi, pieces together what really happened from witness accounts, official reports, and the ruins of the compound

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Libya’s Border Challenges and International Efforts to Assist Securing Frontier

GHADAMES – Driving from this oasis town deep into the harsh desert, a conspicuous white concrete pole, about 2 ½ metres high, stands out among the countless giant electricity pylons that dot the landscape. Handcarved in the cement at its base are three initials: “L, T, J”. This is where …

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