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Statement on a Political Deal for Libya

The International Crisis Group considers the international conference on 13 December in Rome an opportunity to bring together a divided Libya through an inclusive political process. Under the co-chairmanship of Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, it will bring together the “P5+5” group that …

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HoR and GNC could be breaking up Kobler tells UN Security Council

The House of Representatives and the General National Congress are in danger of breaking up, new UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler has told the UN Security Council.

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Shouaib attacks GNC/HoR rival deal proposal

In a rare press conference, Emhemed Shouaib, the Deputy President of the House of Representatives (HoR), added his voice to those criticising the proposal agreed in Tunis between a group of members from both the HoR and the General National Congress (GNC) to appoint a unity government and adopt an …

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UN process only way forward for Libya peace deal: US, EU

Ambassadors to Libya from several EU countries and the US warned on Tuesday against attempts to derail a UN-brokered peace deal, insisting it is the only way forward.

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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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GNC approves Tunis agreement says Abdul Saddeq amid growing HoR opposition

The agreement signed by in Tunis last night by delegations from the General National Congress (GNC) and the House of Representatives (HoR) has the “complete approval” of GNC president Nuri Abu Sahmain, his deputy Awad Abdul Saddeq told the Libya Herald today. Speaking in Tunis today following a press conference …

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HoR and GNC teams agree unity government – but not the UN-brokered one

In a surprise development this evening, two teams of from the House of Representatives (HoR) and the General National Congress (GNC) agreed to jointly appoint a national unity government for the country. But it will not be the one proposed by the UN-brokered Libya Dialogue process. Instead, the two teams …

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In depth: Europe fears Islamic State expansion in Sirte

France warned of the increasing risk of Libya becoming a haven for Islamic State combatants on Saturday, after French military aircraft flew reconnaissance missions over Sirte where IS fighters are moving east on the oil crescent.

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The Prize: Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth

Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions. Combined with runaway spending due to corruption and dwindling revenue because of falling …

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