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Tripoli-based HoR accuses EU of enabling Haftar in Libya

The House of Representatives (HoR) in Tripoli has accused the European Union (EU) of working to enable Khalifa Haftar in Libya by dubious ways, commenting on the new naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation IRINI.

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Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies

The Legislative Guidance Tool offers a blueprint for legislators to create policies and laws which are in line with internationally recognised good practices. It is aimed at parliamentarians and law and policymakers who undertake to develop new or update existing laws for national legislation of the private military and security …

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Germany’s Merkel urges Libyan PM al-Sarraj to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday, a German government spokesman said in a statement, urging him to move quickly towards signing a ceasefire, Reuters reports.

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Egypt, UAE, Jordan and Belarus have supplied military equipment to Haftar in Libya, report says

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Khalifa Haftar had received – between 2015 and 2019 – armored vehicles from Jordan and UAE as well as fighter helicopters from Belarus and Egypt.

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Libyan Crimes Watch documents violations against judiciary officials in eastern region

Libyan Crimes Watch said the legal advisor Salah Beltamer was arrested by gunmen in Marj town on Saturday, adding that relatives said the reason of the arrest was Beltamer’s criticism of arbitrary detention of judiciary officials and personnel.

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Libya’s GNA military commission says no agreement has been reached in Geneva

The Head of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military delegation at the 5+5 commission talks in Geneva Ahmed Abu Shahma said they won’t give up the call for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar’s forces to their previous positions before the offensive against Tripoli in April 2019. Abu Shahma told …

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Libya’s High Council of State suspends participation in Geneva talks

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has unanimously agreed on suspending participation of its delegation in Geneva-based UN-led political track until some factors are clarified. In a session attended by 86 members on Saturday, the HCS said the factors include seeing development achieved in the military dialogue, commitment to …

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BBC News Russian reveals killing of first Russian soldier in Libya

The BBC News Russian confirmed Monday the killing of the first Russian soldier in Libya identified to be “Gleb Mostovoy” on February 6.

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