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Libyan Parliament rejects UN-backed Unity Government, demands smaller Cabinet

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament has rejected the country’s new unity government, installed by a December United Nations peace deal, scuppering plans for a speedy political resolution to an 18-month civil war.

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Criticism to HoR over its stance from the GNA and LPA

The chief of talks’ team of the General National Congress (GNC), Saleh Al-Makhzoum, denounced trials of the House of Representatives (HoR) to modify the 8th article of the Libyan Political Agreement LPA) concerning the military, security and civil posts.

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Haftar defiant despite divisions within Libyan army

In a rare public speech that lasted over an hour – a record – Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar on Saturday told an assembly of eastern Libyan representatives that his forces remained strong and that the “liberation of Benghazi from terrorism” was near thanks to popular and tribal …

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Analysis: Ajdabiya, the latest battleground of Libya’s civil war

While the Islamic State Group grabbed headlines last week when it attempted to seize two of Libya’s most important oil terminals, nearby a town is sliding into violence without having raised much attention so far. Ajdabiya is divided along political, tribal and ideological lines and residents fear that the war …

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Eastern deputy PMs in presidency council rows over appointments

Reports that the two deputy prime ministers from eastern Libya in the presidency council headed by Faiez Serraj have resigned and left Tunis in a row over the role of General Khalifa Hafter and government appointments are, it turns out, somewhat wide of the mark.

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