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Italy, Egypt, Algeria agree on supporting UN diplomatic efforts in Libya

Italy, Egypt and Algeria have agreed on widespread help to the UN-led efforts to succeed in a Libyan reconciliation and to counter the rising terrorism menace within the conflict-torn Arab and north African nation.In a joint press convention with the Egyptian counterpart and Algerian Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs, …

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After Misrata, now GNC back peddles on Skhirat Dialogue

Following fast on the heels of Monday’s warning from Misrata Municipal Council that it could withdraw from the UN-brokered dialogue because of what it claimed was the “other side’s” lack of commitment to it, the GNC is now making the same threat. In Tripoli, Mohamed Emazab, one of the four …

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HoR appoints committee to study UN Dialogue proposals

The House of Representatives (HoR) has appointed 19 of its members to evaluate the interim political roadmap drawn up by delegates to the UN-brokered Dialogue process in Skhirat a fortnight ago. It has been instructed to submit its recommendations to the whole House next Monday for it to vote on.

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War in Yemen Could Mean Peace in Libya

With the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) wreaking havoc in the Levant, Syria reeling from a devastating civil war, and a political crisis in Libya devolving into an entrenched armed conflict, ultimately it was the Houthi takeover in Yemen that galvanized a pan-Arab coalition and military intervention. Led by Saudi …

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Four Paths for Libya’s Future

UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon is still trying to herd the scattered Libyan cats of all political shades around the table in Morocco. Leon hopes to negotiate a peace treaty of sorts, put an end to the fighting, and establish a unity government that can keep the country …

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