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UN to host Libya talks on Monday in push for unity govt

The United Nations will convene a new round of Libya talks on Monday in Geneva in a push to persuade warring parties to agree on a unity government and end the violence gripping the oil producer, the U.N. said on Thursday.

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Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Bernardino Leon

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya, Bernardino Leon, met with a delegation from city of Azzawiya, including members of the House of Representatives, representatives the municipality and the revolutionaries, to consult on the next steps in the Libyan Political Dialogue.

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HoR plans law to extend its term of office

The House of Representatives (HoR) plans to debate and vote on Monday on a bill to extend its life beyond 21 October. That is the date when its mandate expires under the amendment to Constitutional Declaration passed last year by the General National Congress when it agreed to the creation of …

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Tobruk approves new amnesty law as Gaddafi-officials sentenced in Tripoli

Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament in Tobruk approved a new law granting amnesty for crimes committed by Libyans since the 2011 uprising, in an apparent move to undermine a Tuesday court verdict in Tripoli sentencing Gaddadi-era officials to death and jail time.

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A short rope of hope for war-shattered Libya

Libyans hoping for an end to the conflict that has ripped their country into two warring halves can take some hope from the preliminary framework agreement signed at the U.N.-led talks in the Moroccan coastal resort town of Skhirat on July 11.

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Sewehli, Badi, Hafter and Geroushi face EU sanctions: report

European Union foreign ministers meeting today in Brussels to try and push forward the UNSMIL Peace Accord are reported to be preparing asset freezes and travel bans against five named Libyans.

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Europe may sanction Libyans over peace impasse

The European Union is considering sanctions against Libya’s warring factions who fail to agree to a U.N.-sponsored peace deal after one group controlling the capital Tripoli refused to sign up this month.

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