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African summit about Libya to gather conflicting parties in Brazzaville

African leaders are due to meet Libya’s UN-backed prime minister on Saturday in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in Libya. Fayez al-Sirraj is due to attend the summit in Congo’s capital Brazzaville, his advisor told AFP on Thursday.

HoR Speaker blames UN-proposed Presidential Council for failure of LPA

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh has blamed the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) for the “failure” of the accord among all parties in Libya and hindrance of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

‘Daesh are back and want revenge’: The fall and rise of IS in Libya

Libyans have described their fears of an emboldened Islamic State reasserting itself in vast swathes of lawless territory, as the group seeks to re-establish a new power base after the fall of Mosul in Iraq and ongoing operations to end its control of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria.

How Islamic State is undermining peace prospects in Libya

The Islamic State (IS) reappeared in Libya almost a year after it was ousted from its stronghold of Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. In a video clip released Aug. 28 by IS’ Amaq news agency, two fighters appeared at an ad hoc checkpoint on the highway heading south of Sirte toward Jufra. In …