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The West helps Libya to aim high

The UN and Western states say the time has come to arm the Libyan government.

The new unity government is being exempted from the international arms embargo on Libya. But it has to take on so-called Islamic State, as well as all the other militias. Also in this programme/podcast: Mauritania releases an anti-slavery activist; growing violence on the streets of Paris; and the opposition in Venezuela calls on the army to disobey the president.
Photo: machine-guns belonging to a pro-government group in Abu Grein, south of Misrata, the day after unity government forces recaptured the area.
Credit: AFP/Getty

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Sun 22 May 2016 14:06GMT

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