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Libya strongman in UAE for talks

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media said Sunday, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists. Haftar, who has visited the United Arab Emirates regularly in recent months, held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed …

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Libya and its lost years

Years after the Lockerbie crisis in which Libya was implicated, several international bodies attempted to contain the crisis and set up effective solutions for ensuring an acceptable end. This was after charges were officially leveled against Libya’s regime for bombing down Pan-Am Flight 103 on the skies of Lockerbie, Scotland, …

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US put Libyan Speaker on blacklist

WASHINGTON, May 14, (AFP): The United States placed the Speaker of Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament Aguila Saleh on its sanctions blacklist Friday, saying he has blocked attempts to strengthen the new UN-backed unity government. Formed under a power-sharing deal agreed by some Libyan lawmakers, the UN-sponsored Government of National Accord (GNA) has …

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Pope issues Christmas Day prayer for Syria, Libya peace – Call for unity against militant atrocities

VATICAN CITY, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent UN-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. Speaking …

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Libya deal delayed again over logistics – IS threat to artifacts

TRIPOLI, Dec 16, (Agencies): The signing of a long-delayed peace deal between Libya’s warring factions has been pushed back again to Thursday because of logistical problems, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday. Representatives from Libya’s two rival factions were due to agree the UN-backed accord on Wednesday after months of …

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