For the second time in less than a week, the UN-imposed government seems to be in a state of uncertainty for not being able to agree on their decisions and statements.
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 …
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.
The Libyan Political Agreement: Insights from HoR members in Tunis
Libya Herald Managing Editor met a number of House of Representatives (HoR) members in Tunis yesterday on their way back from signing the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat, Morocco.
Saleh and Abu Sahmain demand tomorrow’s GNA signing be delayed
The president of the parliament and his opposite number in the Libya Dawn’s GNC have called for the postponement of the signature of the deal that is supposed to usher in the Government of National Accord.
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.
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 …
Draft Constitution to be ready by 20 October: Tarhouni
Libya’s draft constitution will be finalised and published before 20 October, Ali Tarhouni, the president of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly, has told theLibya Herald.
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 …
U.S. condemns deadly Libyan strike on tanker
The United States Tuesday condemned a strike by Libyan aircraft that bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna, killing two crew members.