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Libyan commander loyal to Hifter assassinated in Benghazi

Mahmoud al-Werfalli had been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and was under US and EU sanctions. Unknown gunmen in Benghazi have assassinated a notorious eastern-based commander in Libya who was wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), media news outlets reported on Wednesday. Mahmoud al-Werfalli commanded …

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Libya swears in new prime minister of unity government

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has vowed to unify the war-torn country and lambasted the presence of foreign mercenaries. Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Libya’s new prime minister, was sworn in on Monday ahead of United Nations-sponsored elections set for December that aim to reunite the war-wracked country a decade after the overthrow of …

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Algeria’s Islamist parties failing to inspire

Moderate Islamist parties in Algeria, which have been weakened by factionalism and internal disagreements over the years, are unlikely to increase their base in the upcoming general and local elections. Algeria’s moderate Islamist parties are unlikely to be able to capitalize on the snap general and local elections that President …

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Why they killed Gaddafi

Colonialism is alive and well in central banking 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of NATO’s violent intervention in Libya and the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi. As was suspected at the time – and was later shown in the published emails of Hilary Clinton – NATO acted to prevent Gadaffi founding …

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Egypt pushes diplomacy to contain losses in Libya

In recent months, Cairo has shifted its approach to reach out to different Libyan players and has been able to correct some of its past mistakes, hosting several meetings between Libyan rivals. Egypt is moving to contain its losses in Libya by engaging in diplomacy in the western part of …

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UN: 800 people returned to Libya while crossing Mediterranean

2020 was a deadly year for people fleeing Libya for Europe, according to data from the UN’s International Organization for Migration. Nearly 1,000 people fleeing to Europe by boat from Libya were stopped and sent back to shore this week. People seeking to cross the Mediterranean continue to risk death …

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Libya: ‘Historic moment’ as UN-led forum selects new interim leadership

The 74-members of the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) have selected an interim Prime Minister and President of its new executive council, marking what the UN Special Representative called another “historic moment” on the road to unification of the war-torn country and national elections in December.

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