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Algerian government in talks with Libyan political factions for peace summit

Tobruk, Tunis and Algiers, Asharq Al-Awsat—Algerian officials are continuing to meet with different political factions in Libya in preparation for a “comprehensive reconciliation dialogue” expected to be hosted later this month in the Algerian capital in order to solve the crisis that is currently tearing the North African country apart.

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Four-Day, UN-Organized Workshop “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” in Cairo

A workshop under the theme “Libyan Women’s Demands for Constitution” opened in Cairo on the weekend. Women members of the Libyan Parliament and the Constitution Drafting-Assembly, as well as other women activists from Libya took part in the four-day event, organized by the Women’s Empowerment Section of the United Nations …

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Hassi “government” accuses Leon of not wanting dialogue and of “disrespecting” Libyan laws; threatens potential court action

The Foreign Media Department belonging to the Hassi administration has condemned UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernadino Leon, claiming he “disrespected” the country’s laws and did not wanting dialogue with the current power in Tripoli: Libya Dawn. It has also said that if he continued to the policy, he would not …

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The West is silent as Libya falls into the abyss

Remember the time when Libya was being held up by the American, British, French and Qatari governments as a striking example of benign and successful foreign intervention? It is worth looking again at film of David Cameron grandstanding as liberator in Benghazi in September 2011 as he applauds the overthrow …

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Special envoys to Libya agree to closer coordination in support of Leon

In a joint statement, the Special Envoys for Libya from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union and eight governments have reiterated their full support for the mediation in Libya by United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Bernardino Leon.

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Libya: Is Military Intervention in Libya the Answer?

Three years after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Libya is far from the democratic state many had envisioned and hoped for. Instead the country finds itself fragmented into an alarming number of armed groups, raising fears of a full-scale civil war.

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Forthcoming Supreme Court verdict on HoR constitutionality is key: Hassi government Economy Minister

The so-called “National Salvation Government” of Omar Al-Hassi, based in Tripoli but rejected as illegal by the international community, has reached out to the Libya Herald in an effort to communicate its message to English-language readers and the international community. As a result, this newspaper agreed to interview Sliman Allagili, Economy Minister …

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