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Eastern deputy PMs in presidency council rows over appointments

Reports that the two deputy prime ministers from eastern Libya in the presidency council headed by Faiez Serraj have resigned and left Tunis in a row over the role of General Khalifa Hafter and government appointments are, it turns out, somewhat wide of the mark.

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UN envoy expresses support for German military training deployment in Libya

The UN’s Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, has spoken in support of German troops training Libyan soldiers. Of his working style, Kobler said he needed to strike a balance between risk-aversion and being like “Rambo.”

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Tripoli Parliament asks for ‘substantial amendments’ to UN-backed agreement

After a meeting between the UN envoy to Libya  Martin Kobler and Tripoli Parliament members in Tripoli, Abd Al-Sadeq said that ‘’substantial amendments’’ needed to be implemented before the General National Congress could reach a decision on the Agreement.

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Thini government sacks UN ambassador Dabbashi

The Beida-based government of Abdullah Thinni has dismissed the Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrhaim Dabbashi. Its spokesman, Hatim Al-Araibi, is quoted by the Beida offices of Libyan news agency LANA saying that the sacking followed a compliant from Naji Al-Maghrebi, the head of the parallel National Oil Corporation …

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Controversy surrounds new ‘Libyan-Libyan’ unity plan

Lingering opposition to a UN-backed unity agreement in Libya was exposed on Wednesday when a new rival process was proposed by a member of the Tripoli-based parliament, only to be rejected as unrepresentative of the house.

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Conditional support for Unity Government in eastern Libya

Agila Saleh Gweider, president of Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, has expressed his conditional support for the Libyan Political Agreement signed by rival parliamentarians ten days ago in Morocco. Saleh had rejected the agreement, instead leading a parallel negotiation process together with Nuri Abusahmain, the head of the rival legislature in Tripoli.

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