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Kobler to continue efforts to bring opponents onboard Skhirat agreement; pursues security as the top issue

Despite the setback on Friday when the General National Congress president Nuri Abu Sahmain and his allies rejected an appeal by UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler to back the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and the national unity government, Kobler says he will continue trying to convince them and others opposed …

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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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In depth: Rival lawmakers sign controversial peace proposal in Tunis

A group of members of Libya’s two rival legislatures on Saturday signed a joint declaration of principles, which they say will pave the way for a full political agreement and a unity government to end the Libyan conflict.

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For Libya, ‘the First Step in a Long Journey’

The announcement by the United Nations’ envoy for Libya of a national unity government after months of talks is just the “first step in a long journey” for the North African nation plagued by chaos since the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, says the Atlantic Council’s Karim …

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U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Military Aid and Legislative Conditionality

The U.S. provides Egypt with roughly $1.3 billion in security assistance annually, primarily in the form of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grants. Since 2011, U.S. security assistance has come under increasing criticism. This paper analyzes U.S.-Egypt security cooperation in light of post-2011 developments. Following an overview of U.S. assistance, subsequent sections analyze the legal framework and relevant legislation, particularly in …

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