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Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognized government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds … Click to Continue »

Rendition case against Jack Straw must be held in secret, judge rules

Decision means couple allegedly abducted and sent to Libya and their lawyers will be excluded from hearing parts of the trial The high court should sit in secret when the former foreign secretary Jack Straw faces a damages claim over his alleged role in the abduction and torture of a Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife, a ruling has said. Show More Summary

Sicilian mayor asks port to block ship trying to disrupt migrant rescues

Far-right group hopes to use vessel to stop journeys from Libya but mayor of Catania says its arrival threatens public order A Sicilian mayor is seeking to block a ship chartered by a group of far-right activists attempting to disrupt migrant rescues in the Mediterranean. Show More Summary

Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.

It can be dangerous to have leaders with no experience of war – as Macron's spat with his military chief shows

As David Cameron found when he was considering intervention in Libya, those who have experienced, or at least know about war, are generally warier about the prospect than those who have not, and more conservative in their assessment of what can be achieved

Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the European Union consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe. … Click to Continue »

Egypt's poorest risk death for promise of work in Libya

TARFA AL-KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots, and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah's family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he died in the Libyan desert.

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from dissolving into a … Click to Continue »

EU limits sales of inflatable boats to Libya

Most of the 100,000 refugees and migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year arrived in Italy from Libya.

Libya: A Controversy Around an Anti-Ibadi Fatwa

Libya has multiple governments and as such it has multiple poles of would-be official religious authority. One such body is the Supreme Committee for Issuing Fatwas (Al-Lajna al-‘Ulya li-l-Ifta’) connected to the Libyan Interim Government. That government is based in … Continue reading ?

EU curbs rubber dinghy sales to Libya to stop migrants

The European Union on Monday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe. The decision by the foreign ministers of the 28 EU states, which also coversShow More Summary

The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’

North Korea’s nuclear deterrent is a logical – not crazy – reaction to U.S. “regime change” wars in Iraq and Libya, two countries attacked after they surrendered their WMD stockpiles, reports retired Col. Ann Wright. By Ann Wright Despite the…Read more ?

Belgium should take frigate out of migration mission off Libya: minister

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such vessels encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey across the central Mediterranean, the migration minister said.

Head of Libya's U.N.-backed government calls for polls in March

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018, although his proposals will likely have to compete with other Libyan and international efforts to bring an end to the country's conflict.

Benghazi airport reopens after 3-year closure during war

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 15 (Reuters) - Benghazi's international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence on Saturday after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

An American 'Global Heritage Alliance'

In the Libya CPAC comments is one from the 'Global Heritage Alliance and the Committee for Cultural Policy' written by Gary Vikan, ' CCP's President and a GHA board member'. It is the usual claptrap from those who want to see the CCPIA...Show More Summary

Nigeria Politely Declines OPEC Invitation To Cap Production

The fractures within OPEC's precarioua production cut agreement are becoming increasingly more visible. Following last weekend's report that OPEC will invite Nigeria and Libya - two cartel member states whose output was not capped as...Show More Summary

Newborn among migrants reaching Italy after rescue off Libya

The first of more than 3,500 would-be migrants picked up off the coast of Libya in recent days arrived Wednesday in Italy, as Rome pressures other countries into taking their share. The early morning saw a coast guard vessel with 481...Show More Summary

Libya rendition case is 'Kafkaesque nightmare' for victims, court told

Lawyer criticises government attempt to have husband and wife’s claim against Jack Straw and ex-MI6 officer heard in secret A husband and wife who were victims of a joint MI6-CIA “rendition” operation have been plunged into a Kafkaesque...Show More Summary

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