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Rival Libyan PM rejects dismissal

The Prime Minister of Libya’s rival Tripoli-based government Omar Al-Hassi has said he will not accept his dismissal unless his “revolutionary partners” agree. Hassi was dismissed on Tuesday by the parliament in the capital – the General National Congress (GNC). Parliamentary spokespeople said the move came after it received reports …

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Liberation of Tripoli was disrupted, admits Thinni

At the end of last week and earlier this week military activity intensified in the western region of Greater Tripolitania between the controlling GNC-Libya Dawn forces and the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA), the army of the only internationally recognized parliament in Libya, the House of Representatives (HoR).

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Libya: What went wrong since 2011?

ECFR Policy Fellow, Mattia Toaldo, speaks to journalist and analyst Mary Fitzgerald, and Libyan politician Guma El-Gamaty about the lessons that have been learned in 2011 and whether international intervention in Libya would be a good idea.

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Libya: UN mission welcomes ceasefire, withdrawal of forces in Sidra Oil Crescent region

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has today welcomed the ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces from the Sidra Oil Crescent area, a move which follows weeks of mediation efforts between parties.

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What will the US and Europe do when the Libya dialogue fails?

It’s clear that talks in Libya will fail. Now it’s just a matter of what to do next. I say when, not if, because there is every indication that the UN-sponsored dialogue in Morocco and elsewhere will fail; and every official and non-official I spoke with knows that.

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Libya: uprising and post-Qadhafi tribal clashes, displacement in a fragmenting Libya

The political instability and crimes against humanity that accompanied and followed the uprising which overthrew President Muammar Qadhafi in October 2011 drove tens of thousands into displacement. Those perceived to have supported Qadhafi or to have benefited from privileges he dispensed through tribal patronage networks were attacked in retaliation. They …

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Demanding 'immediate' ceasefire in Libya, Security Council extends UN mission in crisis-torn country

Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the second, adjusted the arms embargo on the country in light of the terrorist threat there.

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