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Who Lost Libya?

Obama’s ‘smart power’ doctrine turned out to be not so smart when it came to toppling Muammar El Qaddafi BY Bill Powell “A more democratic region will ultimately be more stable for us and our friends. Even if someone wants to be dictatorial, it’s going to be difficult.” —An American diplomat, after the overthrow of

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Libya SWF Trial Against Goldman Sachs Set to Start at London High Court

LONDON, June 12 – Libya’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Goldman Sachs in London’s High Court this week over claims that the U.S. investment bank exploited the fund by encouraging it to make risky and ultimately worthless investments. In what will be one of the most closely watched cases in the

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Libyan Council Announces Revised Unity Government

SKHIRAT, Morocco, Feb 15 – Libya’s Presidential Council named a revised lineup late on Sunday for a unity government under a United Nations-backed plan aimed at ending the conflict in the North African state. One of the council’s members, Fathi al Majbari, said in a televised statement that the list of 13 ministers and five

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Libya’s Gen Haftar Urges End to Arms Embargo in U.N. Talks

BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 17 – Libya’s Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who leads forces allied to the country’s recognized government, called for an end to an arms embargo to help fight Islamist militants after holding talks with the U.N. envoy on a peace agreement. Haftar, a former ally of Muammar Gaddafi before his 2011 ouster, has become

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Global Powers Back Unity Government in Libya

By Lesley Wroughton and Steve Scherer ROME Dec 14 – Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic and security support to help stabilize the chaotic North African country where Daesh militants have a foothold. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, joined

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Western Powers Coax Libyans to Sign Accord

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS, Dec 13 – After a year of U.N. talks to end Libya’s conflict, Western powers are coaxing the warring factions closer to a deal they hope can help stop the spread of Daesh militancy in the North African country. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will co-chair a meeting of European,

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