The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of a former Lebanese culture minister as the new UN envoy to Libya, diplomats said, ending an unusually contentious four-month search.
Former members at the General National Congress (GNC) representing southern Libya formed a political bloc and named it Southern Political Bloc.
I am the N.O.C.’s chairman, and these allegations are false. But they shine a bright light on Libya’s current tragedy. Since the revolution of 2011, the country’s oil and gas resources have been held hostage to both its fractious politics and power struggles in the Middle East.
The United Nations on Friday put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of UN envoy to Libya, after a contentious search which saw the US block a Palestinian candidate from the position.
This week, fighting erupted between rival militias in Tripoli, shattering a period of calm that lasted since March. The UN-backed government lost more than 50 fighters.
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.
The UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, revealed details of ‘A Road Map to Peace’ to The New Arab on Sunday, a recent initiative on resolving the Libyan crisis.
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.
The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has issued an ordinance to form a committee tasked with “National Reconciliation Project” across the country.