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Questions relating to the government or politics of Libya

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Why is France upset with Turkey's presence, but not Russia's presence, in Libya?

This question was inspired by this answer I wrote. Never heard Macron saying anything against Russians while they are bombarding Turkey with accusations. I am confused, however, about why France is ...
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Why does France support Haftar?

According to Politico, it's because Haftar controls the oilfields among other things. Is it a legitimate fear that Haftar would cut France off oil otherwise? Or is it a strategy for quicker peace?
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Why do governments negotiate with warlords?

I just saw that Egypt launched talks with the UN backed government in Libya and warlord Haftar. Why do news agencies such as Al Jazeera states "Forces loyal to Warlord Haftar attacked Tripoli&...
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Why did the life expectancy in Libya decline even before the Libyan civil war?

I've stumbled on the weird fact, that the life expectancy at birth declined in Libya from 2008 to 2012. Which was a trend that isn't reflected in neighbouring countries. https://data.worldbank.org/...
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Have any details been released (or leaked) on the Trump-Hifter (=Haftar) call?

A NYT article on Libyan civil war states: And the messages from Washington have been mixed. Days after Mr. Pompeo urged Mr. Hifter to stop his assault on Tripoli in April, President Trump called Mr....
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Is there a clear pair of lists of [present] foreign supporters of the two (major) sides in the Libyan civil war and the extent of their support?

The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Apparently Turkey backs the GNA (with troops now) and Egypt plus a few other Arab states ...
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What does the world think about the death of Gadafi? [closed]

After the death of Gadafi, I didn't hear much more about it -- what does the world think about the death of Gadafi?
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Was there a major shift in the civil war in Libya in the last twelve months?

This 1 year old BBC article says the following map shows who controls what in Libya: But this map shows the opposite: Was there a major shift in the civil war in Libya in the last twelve months?
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Muamar Gadafi and Libya (military intervention by NATO)

What really was the problem with the late Gaddafi's Leadership as the president of Libya. What possibly would have led NATO signatories (UK,US and Britain) to be all over His rule and yet the citizens ...
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What is the Benghazi controversy?

Recently, I've been hearing bits and pieces regarding some controversy involving the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack Although It's not hard to find stories about the controversy , I've found it ...