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Eastern MPs: Military force is the solution in Libya even if a million Libyans got killed

A member of the House of Representatives, based in Tobruk eastern Libya, has voiced a stark odd statement on air this week, saying that the UN-backed dialogue is nothing for their political party anymore.

Libya Quartet insists all legitimacy, including HoR’s, stems from Skhirat agreement but says limited amendments permissible

At its second meeting, held today in Brussels, the Libya Quartet – the UN, African Union (AU), Arab League and the EU – agreed that there could be “a limited set of amendments” to the Libya Political Agreement (LA). These should be facilitated by UNSMIL but Libya-led.

Discussing the path to a viable constitution for Libya at the NCUSLR conference

Given how Dr Shennib’s opening statement called for a new level of thinking, it may have surprised some when he raised a timely and contentious issue, Libya’s path to a viable constitution, and posited what might be considered revisionist thinking by some: a return to the Constitution of 1963.

Misrata Military Council slaps UN-proposed government as illegitimate and treacherous

The Military Council of Misrata and the Misrata Revolutionaries Union have disowned the UN-proposed government and its Presidential Council, slamming them as illegitimate, treacherous, and foreign-agenda-oriented.

Was HoR Speaker kicked out or he withdrew from Haftar’s ceremony, eastern region ponders

The inexplicable absence of the House of Representatives’ Speaker, Aqilah Saleh, from the fancy ceremony of Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday to celebrate the commencement of a new patch from eastern government’s military academy, raised many eyebrows and urged many questions, especially that Saleh arrived in Tocra, the ceremony’s spot, on …

Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS from Sirte

Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya. After eight months of fighting, the coastal city of Sirte was ‘liberated’ in December 2016, by a coalition of forces allied to …