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Libyan foreign minister speaks out

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi accused the outgoing congress of intentional procrastination in the dialogue meetings taking place in Skhirat, Morocco. He sees this foot-dragging as an attempt to extend those talks, aimed at reaching an agreement concerning the national reconciliation government, past Oct. 20, when the mandate of the current parliament expires.

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Libya peace talks get a boost ahead of deadline

Hopes for a deal to form a unity government in war-torn Libya by a September 20 deadline received a boost Friday after UN-brokered peace talks had run into opposition from both sides.

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Libya: A silver lining or the road to darkness?

The UN-sponsored Skhirat Geneva process aimed at achieving a political settlement in Libya kicked off again last week, and could be in a decisive phase after months of stalemate.  

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The role of good Security Sector Governance in countering violent extremism in the MENA region

Individuals and groups who support or commit ideologically-motivated violence to further political goals tend to prosper in communities or states with a higher degree of fragility. In general, fragility is higher in states with reduced legitimacy, poor levels of public services, and weak rule of law. A comprehensive strategy to …

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Tunisian journalists ‘killed’ by IS in Libya are alive: FM

Two Tunisian journalists who went missing in Libya and whose murder was claimed by the Islamic State group are alive, Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche said on Monday. Baccouche told private radio station Jawhara FM he had “irrefutable proof” that Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari – who have been missing …

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Tunisian journalists 'killed' by IS in Libya are alive: FM

Two Tunisian journalists who went missing in Libya and whose murder was claimed by the Islamic State group are alive, Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche said on Monday. Baccouche told private radio station Jawhara FM he had “irrefutable proof” that Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari – who have been missing …

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