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Mr Salame's tweet emphasised the pivotal role the field marshal has played in Libyan politics since civil war broke out in July 2014. Later that same year Libya's parliament, the House of Representatives, based in the eastern town of Tobruk, appointed him its army commander and he has since led his ...
This is the real "agenda" behind the debt wars against specific European nations and behind the radical transformation of the EU into a structure ... To see an international policy of war launched by the EU and the U.S. against Russia today (and China tomorrow), against the Arab and Muslim world takes ...

Conflicting reports regarding who was responsible for instigating the violence emerged in the aftermath of the communal conflict. Yet in a statement condemning ... Until recently, the presence of non-Libyan fighting groups had largely gone unnoticed in the chaos engulfing Libya. Reports from Sabha have ...
The United Nations hopes elections can help stabilize Libya, which was thrown into turmoil after long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in a ... Troops loyal by eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, a likely contender in any election who is backed by Egypt, last expelled Islamist militants from ...
One gunman was killed and two others were injured in armed fighting among fuel smuggling gangs in Garyat town - 350 km to Tripoli's south. Local media reported that the clashes broke out late on Saturday between smugglers who were securing a fuel tank and others who wanted to take the smuggled ...
Appearing on Fox News Sunday and CBS News' Face the Nation on Sunday, he explained that the White House has “very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004,” a process which moved quickly after the U.S. was able to confirm Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's intentions and verify his regime's ...

Second, the war economy perpetuates negative incentives for those who profit from the state's dysfunction. Only effective governance, supported by a durable political settlement, can tackle the foundations of Libya's war economy. But neither a return to functioning central governance nor the development of ...
Renewed fighting in southern Libya around the Kufra and Sabha oases demonstrates the difficulty of reaching anything more substantial than temporary and fragile political agreements in the region. The parties to the seemingly intractable conflict in the south include a range of legitimate and ...
The son of Libya's deposed dictator was captured after the revolution in 2011 and later condemned by the government in Tripoli (his father was killed by a ... General Haftar, who heads the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), rules the east with an iron fist (with backing from Egypt and the United Arab ...
It fits into a wider pattern of the widening out of the so-called war on terror, and the increased desire to use air-dropped bombs as part of that conflict." ... Guma el-Gamaty, the head of the Taghyeer Party in Libya and a member of the UN-backed Libyan Political Dialogue group, told Middle East Eye that the ...
February 21, 2011 - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds talks with President Moammar Gadhafi and demands that the conflict end ... March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi, speaking early Sunday on Libyan state TV, said the UN charter provides for Libya's right to defend itself in a "war zone.
Khalifa's lawyer, CUNY School of Law professor Ramzi Kassem, told the Intercept that the agreement expressly guaranteed that the Libyan would have the right to permanently settle in Senegal and rebuild his life there, rather than be returned to war-torn Libya. In addition to the deteriorating security ...
Two fighters were killed and others were injured in clashes in Ganfouda, western Benghazi between armed brigades loyal to Khalif Haftar-led forces. The fighting broke over a drugs dealer, sources from the city reported. The two killed fighters were from Ali Thimin Brigade whose fighters are accused of ...
The area erupted into conflict in 2014 when a century-old peace treaty between the Tuareg and Tebu ethnic groups collapsed over a dispute about control of the fuel smuggling trade. The fighting, which occurred independently of the broader struggle for control of Libya after the 2011 overthrow of Col.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said it had destroyed 150 tons of explosive remnants of war in Libya, adding that 8 EOD operations had been carried out to clear these remnants on 6550 square meters of land that could possibly contain mines and explosives. The UNMAS confirmed it will ...
TRIPOLI, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan historic archaeological sites face multiple threats, mainly thefts and armed conflicts near historic sites. ... The head of the Authority visited the city following the recent conflict and pledged with the representative of Libya to UNESCO to repair the damage once the ...
Libyan children displaced from the town of Tawergha are seen in their camp in Benghazi, Libya January 30, 2018. ... Violent extremists remain a threat to Libyans, their neighbors, and the international community, as does the risk of a full-scale civil war, according to a recent statement by US AFRICOM ...

The spokesman for the Misrata military council Ibrahim Baytelmal also rejected naming Haftar as the commander of the Libyan army, saying “no war captive ... Mohammed Al-Ghusri said the meeting in Cairo is not serious and won't succeed as it is not transparent, calling for holding a meeting inside Libya.
A team of divers at the Marine Research Center have completed the first phase of the cleanup operation of the basin of Sirte Port on Sunday. The spokesperson for the Municipal Council Sirte, Mohammed Al-Amil, clarified in a press statement that the divers have cleaned up the port from impurities and the ...
As Amnesty International explains, all participants in the armed conflict in Libya “carried out indiscriminate attacks in heavily populated areas leading to ... For his part, French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be singularly focused on killing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who allegedly gave him ...
A Hull mum-of-three has spoken of her anguish after going over a year without seeing her three children who are stranded in war-torn Libya. Khadeja Saad has been ... However, she has had four applications rejected and is now having to battle to get them to join her on resettlement visas. A distraught ...
February 21, 2011 - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds talks with President Moammar Gadhafi and demands that the conflict end ... March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi, speaking early Sunday on Libyan state TV, said the UN charter provides for Libya's right to defend itself in a "war zone.
February 21, 2011 - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds talks with President Moammar Gadhafi and demands that the conflict end ... March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi, speaking early Sunday on Libyan state TV, said the UN charter provides for Libya's right to defend itself in a "war zone.
Now a research director at the MSF Foundation and a professor at the University of Manchester's Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), ... wars". From Kosovo via Somalia, Iraq, Libya and Syria, Brauman reflects on the various crises that have prompted the so-called "international community" to ...
WASHINGTON — The United States military has carried out twice as many airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya since President Trump took ... Bill Roggio, editor of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal, which tracks military strikes against militant groups, said the Africa ...
TRIPOLI, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Newspapers in Libya face the danger of extinction due to years-long lack of funding, with few struggling to issue irregularly. ... Abdulhafeeth Bilal, the head of media department of Sabratha University in western Libya, said the political conflict in Libya threatens journalism.
TRIPOLI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based army on Thursday set a March 17 deadline for nationals from neighboring African countries to leave southern Libya ... It made the appeal after fighting between rival tribes in southern Libya reportedly caused casualties and displaced hundreds of people.
Pressing forward for gender parity is one thing. Doing this in a context of war is another. Today, on International Women's Day, Cordaid honours women around the globe who are acting as bridge builders in the heart of armed conflict. Women like Rida Al Tubuly from Libya. Rida Al Tubuly is a professor in ...
According to media reports, several foreign armed groups were active in the fighting. The elected Mayor of Sabha, Hamed Al-Khayali told reporters that "There are Chadian and Sudanese fighters with their flags on attacking the Libyan Defence Ministry's Sixth Brigade in Sabha and they aim to control the ...
Recent developments have shown that an imminent battle might erupt at any time between the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and forces loyal to the National Accord Government, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, to control the south of the country, which has been ...
Libya has been in a heightened state of violence for much of the past six years. The overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi has created a dangerous, politically divided atmosphere. The country has two rival seats of power, along with several dozen armed groups fighting for control. Now a leaked UN report ...
The "dirty money" of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is being paid to recruit African mercenaries to occupy Libya's south and that money could lead to the division of the country if it was not blocked, Libya's Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani said Monday. In a new published article, the Mufti said UAE ...
Conflict has had devastating impacts on the populations of Libya and Syria, but it has also provided opportunities for new actors within their ... This article examines four principal modalities of the Libyan and Syrian war economies: the extraction of rents and extortion; the direct sale of goods; access to or ...
Armed groups in Libya are known to threaten and attack government officials and civilians. Moreover, it is often hard to assess the legality of an arrest because of the overlap between militias and government forces. The country has been in chaos since the overthrow of longstanding ruler Muammar Gaddafi ...
Today comes the seventh year of the international conspiracy, in which obscurantist forces and Libyan agents participated in the war against Libya and its safe people, where innocent people were hurled to take part through the launching of false slogans by a media campaign carried out by excessive ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The Tawergha community been displaced since 2011, when the 40,000 inhabitants of ...
The meeting came a month before the so-called "deal in the desert", struck in March 2004 between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Gaddafi, which came to symbolise the Libyan leader's transformation from international pariah into a western ally in the so-called "war on terror". The agreement was seen ...
Illegal migrants are seen at an illegal migration reception center in Tripoli, Libya, on Feb. 22, 2018. Libyan on Thursday called on the international community to help resolve the problem of illegal migration which has burdened the war-torn country. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia). TRIPOLI, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) ...
Last July, Haftar declared his forces had "liberated" the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya after three years of fighting with Islamist groups there. That supposed liberation has certainly not stopped violence and conflict within the city today. Within the last few weeks at least two civilian massacres have taken ...
In June 2012, those principles were tested when she represented Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, who was accused of war crimes — a decision that led to her incarceration in a Libyan military facility. While conducting interviews with Mr. Qaddafi, after the coup that resulted in his father's ouster and death, Ms.
He highlighted the importance of the upcoming Libyan elections to complete the transitional phase in the war-torn country. He added that the ... Wang is the first senior Chinese official who has visited Libya since the Chinese embassy left the country in 2014 due to the armed conflict. On Monday, he met ...
How Mauritania responds remains to be seen, but the ruling came shortly after shocking evidence from CNN of the slave markets of Libya. “Eight hundred,” shouts an auctioneer. “900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ...” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars – the equivalent of $800. And with that, the ownership of refugees ...
The material sheds fresh light on the clandestine collaboration between the UK intelligence services and Gaddafi's regime in organising the kidnapping of members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and their forcible return to the regime's jails in Tripoli. The five demands are mentioned in a letter ...
It may come as a surprise to many that despite the deep conflict and negative economic growth in the last three years in Libya, the state of the Libyan economy is much healthier than that of many other countries, including neighbouring ones. The fundamentals of Libya's economy are strong, and the ...
After 15 years covering major conflict zones, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed by a mortar shell on April 20, 2011 while traveling with rebels in Libya. It was and still is an unmitigated tragedy. Hondros' photos from conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and Liberia, ...
Libyan-born filmmaker Abdallah Omeish travelled to Benghazi in February 2011. The city had declared itself liberated but was still suffering from snipers and bombardments from Gaddafi's regime. He followed citizen journalist Mohammed Nabbous, who founded Libya Alhurra TV, the first independent ...
In a report the RSF explained that the open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous, condemning the ... According to RSF's tally, 67 journalists have fled the country and eight Libyan media outlets are now operating from bases in other Middle Eastern countries.
Libyan crisis festers, but media has moved on – Red Cross president to RT ... Although Libya has fallen out of headlines and been replaced by conflicts in Syria and Yemen, it is still plagued by fighting and a humanitarian crisis, the president of ... "Fighting is continuing," ICRC president Peter Maurer said.
The country is grappling with civil war, humanitarian crises and the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), leading some to suggest Gaddafi should not have been removed from power. Was the 2011 foreign intervention into Libya a mistake? "It [was] a huge mistake ...
But they are unlikely to bring a permanent end to the conflict and the political, social, military and economic divisions in the country. ... After the NATO-backed uprisings that ousted Muammar Gaddafi from power in 2011, Libya plunged into a civil war that has wrecked the economy and left its population ...


 

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