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Six years, six envoys: Can the next UN special representative to Libya make any difference?

The UN has been around for more than 70 years since its inception immediately after the Second World War, with the role of resolving conflicts and global peacekeeping. However, it has not maintained a positive track record over the decades, with some conflicts such as the Palestinian–Israeli one, dating back …

Libya’s rival governments agree path to peace: Reports

Libya’s warring rival governments have reached an agreement to end months of fighting in a deal brokered by Italy, according to reports from all sides. The Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based, UN-backed government of national unity announced they had reached a deal that Tripoli said would “stop the …

Algeria’s Messahel continues Libya trip with Serraj, Sewehli, Zintan and Misrata meeting

Algeria’s minister for Maghreb, Arab and African affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, has continued his whirlwind visit of Libya today by meeting Misratan political figures as well as military figures from the Bunyan Marsous Operations room. He then returned to Tripoli for talks with Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj and his deputy …

Trump on Libya: What Now?

The situation in Libya seems to be simultaneously stalemated and wavering on the brink of collapse. The Presidential Council and Government of National Accord (PC/GNA), which emerged from the UN-led Libyan Political Agreement at the end of 2015, has made little progress in solidifying its authority in the country. The …

3 reasons why partitioning Libya is a bad idea

In their final communique at the end of their two-day meeting in Italy on April 10, the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven yet again expressed their unequivocal support of the Libyan political agreement and its transitional government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, while calling on all armed …

EU Warns against Jeopardizing Libya’s Political Process

Leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Marshal Khalifa Haftar has once again rejected calls made by Libyan Prime Minister of Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj to end military operations to liberate the South of armed militias, instead assigning a commander for the southern military area.