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Pressure on Libyan militias intensifies

Libyan militias not aligned to Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army are facing legal and political pressure The 2 January decision by the Prosecutor General’s Office in Tripoli to issue arrest warrants for Abdelhakim Belhadj, Ibrahim...

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The threat of regime implosion in Algeria

A central figure of the regime's Bouteflika clan, Saïd Bouteflika (left) and Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaïd Salah (right) Algeria is now facing the very real threat of a rupture within the regime. For months, there has been talk about the in-fighting within...

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NOC assesses Benghazi mega-project

The divergent characters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) reflect the different roles that they each played during the Qadhafi era. As the country’s principal source of income it was essential that the NOC remained...

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