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HCS rejects HoR’s amendments on referendum law

The head of the High Council of state (HCS) Khaled al-Mishri, informed Wednesday, the Libyan High National Election Commission (HNEC) the HCS’s rejection of the tenth and eleventh amendments approved by the House of Representatives (HoR) on the constitutional declaration.

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‘Partners in crime’: UK spies worked with Gaddafi against Libyan exiles, court hears

A group of Libyan men were subjected to systematic abuse, curfews, and wrongful imprisonment, and threatened with deportation, as a result of years of secret collusion between Britain’s security and intelligence agencies – MI5 and MI6 – and the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the High Court in London heard …

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As Their Influence Grows, the Maghreb’s ‘Quietist’ Salafists Are Anything but Quiet

It was the late fall of 2015—the height of a fierce, multiyear battle for this troubled eastern Libyan city. The fighting was often described in the media as pitting Islamists against “secularists.” The men at the camp were lumped together with the so-called secularists, led by a former Libyan army …

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Elections in Libya: the difficult way ahead

Since the fall of Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has had three distinct electoral experiences, which have in turn given birth to three political institutions: the General National Congress (GNC), the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) and the House of Representatives (HoR).  

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MSF: More migrants at risk of dying without Aquarius

The sea route between Libya and Italy is the world’s deadliest for migrants and refugees, according to the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR. More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization of Migration.

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New currents in Libya’s stagnant waters

The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future.

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Tripoli: A city of corruption and chaos, The Guardian reports

The Guardian has reported that seven years after the fall of Gaddafi and his regime in Libya, the Libyan people in Tripoli are now intimidated by a rule of militias and gangsters who control all of state institutions as well as the UN-brokered government in the capital. 

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Is Libya Finally Ready for Peace?

Pity Libyans for the pageantry of their international summits. Over the years, at palaces, resorts, and hotels across several continents, the country’s factional leaders have met, shepherded by earnest-looking Western ministers and heads of state. Action plans are laid out and deadlines set.

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