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  • Libya’s Factions Ramp Up Battle for Control

    Libya’s electoral commission has announced that it will hold national parliamentary elections on June 25. The announcement comes as days of clashes between government forces and those loyal to a rogue general renewed fears of a descent into civil war. General Khalifa Haftar touts himself as a nationalist who is waging a war to save

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  • Who’s Fighting Whom and Why?

    Over the last few days, competing militias have clashed in Benghazi and Tripoli underlining the deep tensions within the General National Congress. On 16 May, the retired Libyan army general Khalifa Belqasim Haftar along with the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) embarked on Operation Dignity. The military campaign targeted Islamist militia – including Ansar al-Sharia

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  • Libya – Election Set for June

    Libyan authorities proposed, on Tuesday, a June national election an attempt to ease tensions after the parliament was attacked on Sunday causing panic but no injuries. The announcement of a nationwide June 25 vote came after the parliament met in what lawmakers had hoped would be a secret location. A missile was fired at the

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  • Canada Concerned By Violence in Libya [press release]

    The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada gly condemns the attacks carried out in Tripoli this weekend. We call on all parties to refrain from violence and to work together to de-escalate the situation and engage in a peaceful

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  • Canada Concerned by Violence in Libya

    OTTAWA, Canada, May 19, 2014 – The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns the attacks carried out in Tripoli this weekend. We call on all parties to refrain from violence and to work together to de-escalate the

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  • End attacks on Libyan parliament and renew impetus on roadmap to democracy

    GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2014 – The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has deplored the attack on the Libyan General National Congress at the weekend, the latest in a series of violent attacks on the transitional parliament and its members. “The repeated attacks on the General National Congress not only delay Libya’s efforts to put in place

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