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UNSMIL: New Round of Libyan Political Dialogue at UN Office in Geneva next Week

10 January 2015 – Libyan parties have agreed to hold a new round of political dialogue with a view to ending the country’s political and security crisis. The meeting will take place next week and will be hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) at the United …

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Leon Meets Libyan Stakeholders, Seeks Freeze in Hostilities, Launch of Political Dialogue Very Soon

Tripoli, 09 January 2015 – In the framework of efforts to resolve Libya’s political and security crisis, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, held discussions with Libyan stakeholders Thursday 08 January 2015 on ways to end the hostilities and convene political dialogue.

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Libya’s civil war – That it should come to this

IN MARCH 2011, spurred by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s threat that his forces would storm the city of Benghazi “inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alley by alley,” reluctant Western nations intervened in the revolution in Libya. It proved decisive. By the end of the year Qaddafi was …

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Libya conflict threatens entire Maghreb

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has constantly warned against the increasing presence of extremist organizations and movements in southern Libya and about the area turning into a safe haven for groups the French army expelled from northern Mali last year. Senior US officials and some military leaders, like Gen. David …

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As Libya Spirals Toward Chaos, The West Has Financial Levers To Stop The Fighting

Just as oil and gas wealth were the pillars of Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal rentier state, they are at the heart of the civil conflict raging in Libya – demonstrated recently by an escalating battle over storage depots and lifting ports in the country’s oil-rich East, and rumors of an imminent …

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UNSMIL “running out of time and ideas” – may give up on Libya

UNSMIL chief Bernardino Leon has admitted that he is running out of ideas and Libya is running out of time to find a negotiated end to violence.  He has warned that the time may be approaching when “The international community will have to use more stick and less carrot”.

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