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Militias announce Libya truce after Geneva accord

TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions. The militias have agreed to “a ceasefire on all fronts” in the North African country on condition that “the other parties respect the truce”, Fajr …

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Rivals agree on road map to form unity govt in Libya

Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a road map to form a unity government after two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, touted as the last chance to avert total anarchy. The North African nation has been wracked by conflict since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a 2011 uprising, …

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Confidence among Geneva delegates that the basis of a Libyan roadmap has been laid

After 12 hours at the negotiating table today, delegates to the UN-mediated Geneva talks aimed at ending the current political and security crisis in Libya agreed on a series of confidence-building measures which they believe will establish a roadmap to peace in the country. It is hoped it will take the …

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UN-facilitated Dialogue Libyan Political Dialogue Concludes First Round in Geneva

Participants in the Libyan dialogue hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) concluded two days of intensive discussions at the Palais des Nations in Geneva aimed at finding ways to end their country’s political, security and institutional crisis. They expressed their unequivocal commitment to a united and …

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Turkey’s proxy war in Libya

Why did Saqr Geroushi, the commander of Operation Dignity’s Libyan air force recently announce that the forces under his command would shoot down Turkish aircraft that entered Libyan airspace without permission? Turkey’s reaction was swift. Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the threat and indirectly chastised the forces under the …

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Arab FMs urge lifting arms ban on Libya

The Arab League Council urged the UN Security Council to lift the arms on Libya in order to empower its national army to restore stability Concluding its emergency meeting on the level of foreign ministers here on Thursday evening, the Council expressed profound concern over the continued fighting in Libya, …

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Geneva talks get off to positive start as Leon threatens dialogue opponents with action

The Geneva Libyan dialogue talks started today in a seemingly positive mood. Despite the absence of five members from the continuing General National Congress and threats from Libya Dawn to reject anything proposed at the three-day gathering, there were no signs of any tensions between the 19 delegates who did turn …

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MEP Miriam Dalli welcomes support for Malta'sproposal towards conflict resolution in Libya

Member of the European Parliament, Miriam Dalli said that it is encouraging to see other countries agreeing with Malta’s suggestion to establish a peacekeeping initiative, headed by the United Nations, in order to bring about stability in Libya. She also welcomed the fact that Italy has agreed to lead such a peacekeeping mission under the auspices of the United …

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