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Haftar defiant despite divisions within Libyan army

In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …

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Can the new UN-backed government solve Libya’s problems?

A new UN-backed Libyan government was unveiled earlier this week. It is the result of over a years worth of mediation on the part of the United Nations in efforts to stabilise the country. It is tasked with ending the civil war and stemming its side effects, such as the …

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National Unity Government built on cronyism and will fail says Presidency Council member Aswad

Presidency Council member Omar Al-Aswad, who suspended his membership of the body earlier this week over the composition of the new government of national unity, has accused other members of behaving dishonestly in the matter. There had been moral and political corruption in the way they had acted, he said. The …

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NATO arranges for a decision to intervene in Libya

European sources said that some members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are closely thinking about military intervention to strike terrorism strongholds inside Libya, in the wake of Libyan political factions’ inability to form government approved by the international community, despite the international community’s decision based on the outcomes of …

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Libyan journalists: torture, displacement and raping

The Arabic newspaper, Al-Araby Al-Jadid, published a report, and LIBYAPROSPECT is translating here, tackling journalists’ statues inside Libya after the 17th February revolution. It said that after the revolution, a lot of TV stations, radio and newspapers were launched in Libya, so freedom space increased after decades of sole speech. …

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Decree No. (3) of 2016 on the establishment of the Government of National Accord

On Monday, the Presidency Council issued a decree with 7 votes out of 9, suggesting names for a Government of National Accord (GNA). This decree will be presented to the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk for approval. This is part of a process initiated on 17 December 2015 when …

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Kobler meets president and boycotting members of HoR in Shahat – but separately

UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler held talks with both the President of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah, and its boycotting members in a flying visit to the east Libyan town of Shahat, but in different meetings.

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