Articles tagged with: Libya

Tasbeeh Herwees
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on : Sunday, 25 May, 2014

Rallying around the General

When supporters of Khalifa Haftar stormed the headquarters of the Libyan General National Congress (GNC) late last week, it was not so much a demonstration of his political power as it was a confirmation of the fundamental weakness of the central government—even though some called it a “coup.” It was a performance of retired Major General Haftar’s personal political will, but if there was any power to be seized it will not be found in the halls of the GNC, an increasingly use...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 21 May, 2014

Libya: Military, civil forces divided over Khalifa Haftar

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s military and government forces appear increasingly divided over renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s unsanctioned assault on Benghazi amid fears that the clashes could spread to the capital, Tripoli. Local and international media reported heavy fighting involving anti-aircraft batteries in the east of the city on Wednesday, with at least two people reported killed. The commander-in-chief of Libya’s Air Force, Col. Gomaa Al-Abbani, publicly backed Haftar...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 19 May, 2014

Libyan government reinforces Tripoli defenses

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Libyan government ordered members of loyalist militias to Tripoli on Monday, a day after fighters claiming loyalty to renegade general K...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 9 May, 2014

Libya interim PM faces “legitimacy” challenges

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s newly appointed interim prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, found himself embroiled in further controversy on Thursday after Libya’s Administrat...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Sunday, 27 Apr, 2014

Tunisia’s Example to Libya

Libya has made the transition from dictatorship, but it is now an anarchy calling itself a democracy. The chaos enveloping it was once also seen in neighboring Tunisia, where n...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Libyan PM resigns as trial of Gaddafi sons, aides begins

Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Prime Minister-Designate Abdallah Al-Thinni resigned suddenly on Sunday, saying in a statement that he feared for the safety of his family aft...

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Haley Cook and Jason Pack
on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

Rebels at the Porthole

Three years ago, the term “rebel,” when used by the Western media in reference to Libya, conjured up images of unlikely young fighters who took up arms for the first time a...

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Tasbeeh Herwees
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on : Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014

Libya’s Cyrenaican Crisis

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s ouster earlier this month came as no surprise to anyone following Libyan politics closely. Although calls for his resignation began almost as soon...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 6 Mar, 2014

Libyan parliament seeks to beef up security measures

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s transitional government is attempting to put in place new security measures after the country’s interim parliament, the General National Co...

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Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014

A Dictator behind the Scenes

The men who gathered around the television screen had been talking and joking without pause for several hours straight, but when Mohammed pressed the ‘play’ button they all...

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