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Huge trench dug by Russia’s Wagner Group may derail Libya peace process: Report

Libya entered 2020 in midst of full-blown war between rival GNA and Haftar’s National Libyan Army (AFP/File photo) Russia-backed Wagner Group mercenaries are digging an enormous trench in war-torn Libya, potentially threatening to derail a UN-brokered peace deal, CNN reported.

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Tunisia’s Islamist party triggers alarm with street vigilante suggestion

Saida Garrach, a former adviser to the late President Beji Caid Essebsi, reacted to Harouni’s statements by saying that “the state protects Tunisians, not the militias of parties and their offshoots.” The head of Ennahda’s Shura Council Abdulkarim Harouni drew angry reactions from politicians this week after calling on “sons …

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Sarraj shields himself with Libyan warlords against Bashagha and any unsatisfactory settlement drive

Sources say the GNA leader is coordinating with warlords and militia leaders after the failure of his recent visit to Rome. The head of the Libyan presidential council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, sent a clear message Monday to Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and the UN …

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600 arrested as police, protesters clash in Tunisia

The anti-government protests come 10 years after Tunisia’s revolution triggered pro-democracy uprisings across the region. Clashes between police and protesters in Tunisia continued on Monday, days after the North African country marked the 10th anniversary of the demonstrations that ousted longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and set off …

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Egypt delegation visits Libyan capital, meets Tripoli gov’t

Egyptian diplomats and intelligence officials arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Sunday, Libyan officials said, the most senior Egyptian delegation to visit the western part of the conflict-stricken country in years. The Egyptian delegation was headed by Ayman Badea, the deputy chief of the General Intelligence Service, Egypt’s …

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