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Libya’s rivals agree on 2018 elections as Cairo talks collapse

Attempts by Libya’s rival governments to reach a peace settlement in Egypt have failed. The leader of the Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, flew back to Tripoli after Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar refused to meet him. However, the two men did agree on fresh parliamentary elections and a presidential contest in …

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Italian ambassador says Hafter must be part of solution to Libya crisis

Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone has confirmed Italy’s view that the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hafter, has to be part of the solution to the Libyan crisis. He also stressed the LNA’s importance in the fight against terrorism in the country. He was speaking as Hafter was in …

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GNA Prime Minister to propose mini-government with Haftar as commander of Libya’s army

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, is going to propose an initiative for forming a mini-government as part of a transitional phase, aiming at getting Libya out of its current political impasse, reliable sources reported.

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Tripoli Appeals Court to rule on Italy-Presidential Council MoU

A number of Libyan citizens lodged an appeal at the Judiciary Division of the Tripoli Appeals Court against the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council’s Head Fayez Al-Sirraj and the Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni.

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Turkey looks to train and build unified Libyan army

Turkey and Libya have agreed to look into the possibility of Turkish involvement in building and training a united, professional Libyan army. The two side also agreed as a first step to send a group of Libyan pilots to Turkey for training on Turkish-made helicopters and drones.

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