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Aid & development links: Libyan refugees, zero poverty, pro-democracy programs and more

'You're just not that vulnerable enough'. An interesting piece on refugees and urban displacement in Libya. US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is looking into pro-democracy programs carried out by USAID. Humanitarian news agency...Show More Summary

Human rights: After the spring in Libya and Egypt

Last week, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable examining human rights in the Middle East, which featured human rights defender Hassan al-Amin and Tirana Hassan from Human Rights Watch. Hassan al-Amin fled Libya to be a dissident in...Show More Summary

Jordan ambassador to Libya abducted

Identity and motive unclear of men who seized Fawaz al-Aitan after attacking his car in Tripoli and shooting his driver.

Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped

Masked men in civilian clothes surround envoy's car, and fire at his driver and guards before abducting him.

Libya: How to end the political crisis?

Political woes deepen in oil-rich country after interim prime minister resigns over security reasons.

The Libyan Revolution's Hard Reset: A UN Solution to Unblock the Libyan Stalemate

Very little has been achieved in Libya since the country held its first free elections amid much euphoria. The elected General National Congress and the appointed government are seen by most Libyans and many observers as responsible for the current deteriorating situation. Show More Summary

Libya Begins Trial of Gaddafi’s Sons

Two sons of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi and thirty of his former associates will be tried for widespread corruption and war crimes

Mussolini buys Crowds during visit to Libya (1937) – Historical Video of the Day

Italy ruled Libya from 1911 until midway through WW II, with the fascist years being especially harsh. This newsreel gives a sense of how the Italian colonial administration regimented the population (likely…

Gaddafi sons and officials to face trial

Saif al-Islam and Saadi Gaddafi among 38 former Libya regime figures accused of alleged war crimes during 2011 uprising.

Libya PM Quits, Says He Was Targeted in Armed Attack

Libyan Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said Sunday he has decided to resign after he and his family were the victims of an armed attack on Saturday, Agence France Presse reports. Thani’s resignation comes less than a week after Libya’s parliament required him to form a new cabinet. Thani’s predecessor was ousted by parliament just…

Interim Libyan Prime Minister to Step Down

(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Libya’s government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government already internally divided and facing widespread unrest and militia violence. Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani announced on…

Libya's Al-Thinni refuses to form government

Interim prime minister says he will not from a new cabinet, citing security threats against him and his family.

Libya coastguard detains hundreds of migrants

More than 400, mostly from the Horn of Africa, detained as they tried to illegally cross to Europe in small boats.

Libya to resume oil exports from Hariga port

Move follows lifting of blockade by rebels that had rendered the facility inoperable, slashing country's oil exports.

Italy sounds alarm as 4,000 immigrants land

Minister calls on international community to set up refugee camps in Libya and says he expects crossings to increase.

Libya parliament asks PM to form new cabinet

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni asked to form new cabinet after central government had earlier requested wider powers.

Mass strike paralyses Libya's Benghazi

Large parts of Libya's restive eastern city have come to a standstill because of a strike over security concerns.

Libyan gunmen free Egyptian hostages

Armed group had held more than 50 Egyptian trucks in Libya's northeast to protest against prosecutions by Cairo.

Scores of Egyptians taken hostage in Libya

Libyan gunmen demand release of a national who was handed a life sentence by Egyptian authorities for smuggling arms.

Libya rebels 'agree to end oil port blockade'

Group seeking autonomy for eastern Libya agrees deal with government after three of its fighters released, reports say.

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