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Next Steps in Libya

Center For American Progress - ‎5 hours ago‎
The alarming security, economic, and political trends in Libya are currently a critical issue for the international community.

Photojournalist shot dead by Isis while filming Libyan clashes

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
A photojournalist working in Libya has been shot dead by Isis while covering clashes in the coastal city of Sirte between Isis and the forces allied to Libya's UN-backed government. Abdelqadir Fassouk, the 28-year-old correspondent for Arraed ...
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Libya to sue ex-Gaddafi loyalists over missing millions

Middle East Eye - ‎4 hours ago‎
Libya is planning to sue seven former aides of Muammar Gaddafi in an effort to recover millions of pounds they allegedly stole and took with them to Britain after the late Libyan leader was ousted in 2011. Mohamed Shaban, who is acting for the Libyan ...

Fierce fighting rages in Libya

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
On the weekend, Libyan forces also said that they had edged further into the centre of Sirte, seeking to recapture the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

Libya turns into hotbed of international terrorism near Europe

Pravda - ‎8 hours ago‎
Libya still remains in a state of civil war. The economy of the country is in ruins, the Libyan society is disintegrated.
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Britain providing 'safe haven' to Gaddafi-era figures accused of embezzling millions from Libya

RT - ‎7 hours ago‎
Brigadier Guima Elmaarfi, who now lives in a large house in southwest London, is suspected of escaping Libya with £14 million ($18.3 million) and is wanted for allegedly laundering stolen assets in the UK.
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Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The number of bodies of refugees recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha.

Refugees in Libya 'traumatized'

Deutsche Welle - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
German career diplomat Martin Kobler, 63, has been head of the UN Suport Mission in Libya since November 2015. He was head of the MONUSCO stabilization mission in Democratic Republic of Congo and has also served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Protests Over Western Troops Threaten Libyan 'Unity' Government

Voice of America - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Three French officers were killed last week in a helicopter crash in eastern Libya, prompting France to become the first Western country to acknowledge publicly that it has inserted small teams of special forces to assist rival Libyan factions to ...
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Goldman Sachs email shows partner warned against trying to 'milk' Libya in 2008

Business Insider UK - ‎5 hours ago‎
A former Goldman Sachs partner warned the bank to resist the pressure to "milk" Libya's $60 billion (£42 billion) sovereign wealth fund in an email in 2008.
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Libyan Forces Advance in Islamic State-Held City

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Forces for the United Nations-backed Libyan government said Monday they had seized the security headquarters in Sirte, a crucial step toward retaking control of the coastal city that Islamic State has held for 16 months.
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Serraj asks Arab governments call for Libyan unity against Islamic State

Libya Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The call, part of the final declaration from this year' regular Arab summit, followed an appeal to Arab state by the head of the Presidency Council, Faiez Serraj, not to abandon Libya in the fight against the so-called Islamic State. Despite the ...

Refugees 'traumatized' in Libya, says UN envoy

ANSAmed - ‎40 minutes ago‎
CAIRO - Refugees hosted in camps in Libya tend to be traumatized after losing their relatives, UN Special Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler said Wednesday. In speaking to Deutsche Welle radio, he added that he had listened to the story of a Senegalese man ...
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Libya to sue ex-Gadhafi loyalists over 'misappropriated' millions

The Daily Star - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Libya to sue ex-Gadhafi loyalists over 'misappropriated' millions. A man counts Libyan dinars at a currency exchange office in Tripoli April 24, 2016.
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Libya: Tripoli condemns French military involvement

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Libya's UN-backed government has reacted strongly following France's confirmation that its special forces have been operating in the country, which also sparked angry protests in the capital Tripoli against French military intervention.

77000 migrants left from Libya this year, says UN envoy

ANSAmed - ‎1 hour ago‎
(ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JULY 27 - UN Special Envoy for Libya Martin Kobler said Wednesday that over 77,000 migrants had left the country since the beginning of the year.

Libya's health sector crumbling as hospitals face unprecedented crisis

Africanews - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The World Health Organization says about half of Libya's 159 hospitals are either closed or barely delivering services due to the ongoing fighting and the country's weak economic status.

Tunisia-Libya crossing closed in border takeover bid by Zawia militia

Libya Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
For the second day in a row, the Ras Jadir border crossing btween Libya and Tunisia has been closed to vehicle traffic today as a result of moves by a Zawia militia to oust the guards from Zuwara.
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Libya summons French ambassador over military presence

Africanews - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Ambassador Antoine Sivan, who is based in neighboring Tunisia for security reasons, is expected to go to Libya in the coming days to respond to the summons, according to a French diplomatic official, media sources report.
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