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Clashes prevent Unity Government PM from leaving Libya after visit to Zliten

Fighting near the western Libyan city of Misrata is preventing Faiez al-Serraj, Prime Minister of Libya’s newly formed Government of National Accord, from leaving neighboring Zliten, where Serraj paid a visit Friday evening to express his condolences following a brutal terror attack the day before.

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ISIS Expansion in Libya and the Government of National Accord

Libya’s Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) branch has expanded its grip on Libyan territory through multiple parallel tactics and the sluggish pace of negotiations between the feuding governments in Tripoli and Beida has contributed to this expansion. The confrontation between the two factions has led to a paralysis in the …

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Mogherini confirms EU €100 million for Serraj government

The EU’s foreign affairs head, Federica Mogherini, has confirmed that the EU will make available €100 million to the Government of National Accord led by prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj immediately it starts work. She reiterated the pledge at a news conference following talks in Tunis with prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj.

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A Constitution for Libya: A Futile Debate?

Talking about and discussing a constitution for Libya at this moment may seem a futile exercise. The situation on the ground is such that even the simplest idea of a Libyan State may seem surreal, given the diverse interests battling for control of the country and its resources. Three governments …

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Kobler to continue efforts to bring opponents onboard Skhirat agreement; pursues security as the top issue

Despite the setback on Friday when the General National Congress president Nuri Abu Sahmain and his allies rejected an appeal by UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler to back the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and the national unity government, Kobler says he will continue trying to convince them and others opposed …

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IS attack on oil region continues for second day

Islamic State militants continued their assault on Libya’s largest oil ports for a second day after sweeping control of nearby Bin Jawad, in a coordinated assault on the Oil Crescent as the group searches for new sources of funding.

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