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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 …

Leaked list of new proposed diplomatic appointments puts PC in a difficult position

A leaked list of proposed diplomatic appointments by the Serraj-led Presidency Council /Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has caused controversy on different levels. The leaking of the list has put the PC/GNA in a difficult position as it faces pressures to adjust the list internally and externally.

Russia Is Emboldening A Libyan Strongman Who Could Dictate The Future Of The Country

Six years after the revolution that drove former dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power, Libya remains deeply divided. Now, Russia is fueling another military strongman who threatens to make the situation far worse for Western powers and Libyans in what would be a major blow to the democratic hopes that sparked the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. …

Thinni spurns calls for political dialogue, says “military solution” is only answer to Libya crisis

The prime minister of the Beida-based interim government recognised by the House of Representatives (HoR), Abdullah Al-Thinni, has rejected the repeated view of international leaders as well as the Presidency Council that there can be no military solution to the Libya crisis, only a political one. He has insisted that the divisions …