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The rise of Libya’s renegade general: How Haftar built his war machine

From its powerbase in eastern Libya, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has gradually extended the territory under its control and the firepower at its disposal, to the point where it now challenges the authority of the country’s United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli.

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France commends the Libyan National Army’s ‘great progress’ in the south

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lauded the “great progress” made in southern Libya by Libya’s National Army Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar, pointing out at the same time that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

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Libya: Another year of bloody crisis caused by Western meddling

2018 has been another rough year for Libya, which has seen no peace since its government was destroyed by NATO bombardment in 2011.

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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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Elections in Libya: challenges to democratic choice, security and political stability

The Libya Conference in Palermo has ended in a renewed push for elections in the crisis-ridden country. Is Libya really in a fit state to deliver on this commitment though?

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Multiple Initiatives, what is the solution?

Libya is full of initiatives and proposals to end the long-standing crisis that had afflicted everyone. Some sides think that the solution to end the crisis should be through a limited amendment on the Political Agreement by reducing the Presidential Council (PC) to a president and two members with a …

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Council of EU extends sanctions on Libyan political figures

The Council of European Union has decided to extend the European sanctions concerning the freezing of assets and the travel ban on the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh, President of the General National Congress Nouri Abusahmain, and the Former President of the National Salvation Government Khalifa …

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Badi: We are ready to enter Tripoli to fight corruption

The commander of Al-Somoud Brigade, Salah Badi, announced, Tuesday night, that he is in Tripoli to rescue its inhabitants and save them from the humiliation. Badi, who has appeared on a video clip, said that he would fight the responsible for corruption and their supporters.

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Libyan tribes: Part of the problem or a solution?

Tribes always have and still do play an important role in forming the Libyan scene, both politically and demographically. Association with tribes and close ties with them are still deeply rooted in this society and many Libyans are still proud of their tribal affiliations. They believe that the solution to …

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