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At UN Assembly, senior Libyan official calls for sanctions against political spoilers

27 September 2014 – The international community must either be willing to impose sanctions against those who hinder Libya’s political and security process, or say clearly that Libyans alone have to face terrorism, a senior official of that country told the annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly in …

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Libya’s rival governments – Too many chiefs and none in control

IN THE cafés of Tripoli, the talk is of who is running the country. More than 1,000km (620 miles) east, in the small coastal town of Tobruk, sits a parliament elected in June whose writ extends little beyond its poorly attended sessions. A rump of its unpopular predecessor, the Islamist-dominated …

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Libya's rival governments – Too many chiefs and none in control

IN THE cafés of Tripoli, the talk is of who is running the country. More than 1,000km (620 miles) east, in the small coastal town of Tobruk, sits a parliament elected in June whose writ extends little beyond its poorly attended sessions. A rump of its unpopular predecessor, the Islamist-dominated …

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Ban calls on Libyan parties to forge consensus, safeguard democratic transition

25 September 2014 – Warning that Libya is in “deep crisis,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the country to peacefully resolve the ongoing conflict, and safeguard the democratic transition under way since 2011.

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UN wants corridors to be set up to allow delivery of vital aid to Libyans in need

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Libya, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said that the security conditions and the lack of access to some affected areas are a major challenge for national and international humanitarian organisations, and are stopping  vital aid being delivered to some of those who need it.

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