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Militias announce Libya truce after Geneva accord

TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions. The militias have agreed to “a ceasefire on all fronts” in the North African country on condition that “the other parties respect the truce”, Fajr …

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Turkey’s proxy war in Libya

Why did Saqr Geroushi, the commander of Operation Dignity’s Libyan air force recently announce that the forces under his command would shoot down Turkish aircraft that entered Libyan airspace without permission? Turkey’s reaction was swift. Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the threat and indirectly chastised the forces under the …

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Arab FMs urge lifting arms ban on Libya

The Arab League Council urged the UN Security Council to lift the arms on Libya in order to empower its national army to restore stability Concluding its emergency meeting on the level of foreign ministers here on Thursday evening, the Council expressed profound concern over the continued fighting in Libya, …

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A tale of two Libyas

Attempts to interview the Tobruk government’s representative Al-Habib Al-Amin proved futile as the chargé d’affaires recognised by the Maltese government is refusing to give interviews – but Tripoli’s Hussin Musrati says that he wants Malta to respect the Libyan Constitutional Court’s decree his is the legitimate representative of Libya.

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Geneva talks get off to positive start as Leon threatens dialogue opponents with action

The Geneva Libyan dialogue talks started today in a seemingly positive mood. Despite the absence of five members from the continuing General National Congress and threats from Libya Dawn to reject anything proposed at the three-day gathering, there were no signs of any tensions between the 19 delegates who did turn …

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Libya the key to stopping terror in the Sahel

Madama, located in the northeast of Niger in the vast Teneré desert, is 10 days’ drive from the capital Niamey and doesn’t even feature on most maps. This is where Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, spent the first day of 2015 visiting troops in a brand new military …

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