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ANALYSIS: Libya peace talks resume but can UN secure a deal?

The latest round of UN-sponsored Libya peace talks kicked off Wednesday, with the UN special envoy hoping to secure a last-ditch deal before the start of Ramadan.

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Is Libya on the eve of fresh military operations?

The momentum towards the beginning of an Egypt-led coalition operating in Libya may be gaining steam. The launch of full-blown air sorties and special operations could be expected, in what would be a move to enhance General Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity.”

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Op-ed: Last chance saloon for Libyan peace talks as IS launch hearts and minds media campaign in Libya?

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels Thursday, UN SRSG Bernardino Leon said that all parties must understand that compromise is better than continuing the conflict in Libya.

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Video: International Crisis Group director speaks on conflict in Libya

Issandr El Amrani, North Africa project director at the International Crisis Group, talks to Middle East Eye about the UN-brokered peace talks in Libya, the likely direction of the divided nation and the continuing conflict over the country’s territory and resources.

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Tripoli-based PM rejects Islamist label

Khalifa al-Ghwell, the prime minister of the Libyan Tripoli-based National Salvation Government, noted that [his government] is a government for all Libyans, whether they were in the west, east or south of the country, and that it offers its services, as much as it can, to all of them equally, …

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Support in GNC for suspension of participation in dialogue, but no action

No decision was made at Tuesday’s session of the General National Congress (GNC) to suspend participation in the UNSMIL-sponsored dialogue, despite reports of a formal request being presented by some GNC members.

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Tripoli Premier Ghwell follows Beida, opts for slimmed down government: report

Khalifa Ghwell, appointed by the continuing General National Congress in Tripoli at the end of March as its prime minister when it sacked Omar Hassi, is planning to introduce a reduced-size cabinet like that of the government in Beida, according to a top official in Tripoli.

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