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Will holding elections in 2018 end Libya’s conflict?

On 29 November, United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame stated that the UN mission was working on holding elections in Libya before the end of 2018.

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Trump affirms his support for Libya on independence anniversary

The US president, Donald Trump, sent, on Sunday, a letter to the head of the Presidential Council (PC) of that Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, expressing his best wishes for the Libyans on the 66th anniversary of the Independence Day.

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In retreat, IS takes advantage of Libya’s political divide

The Islamic State (IS) is remobilizing in southern and central Libya, penetrating towns where lawlessness, tribal tensions and poverty are rife. No longer able to seize large swaths of land, the group is waging an insurgency to weaken the country’s competing authorities. The strategy is working, though experts and fighters from the …

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