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GNC changes mind and agrees to attend Geneva Dialogue talks; appoints new team leader

In a sudden further twist to its on-off relationship with the UN-brokered dialogue, the continuing General National Congress has agreed to turn up to tomorrow’s talks in Geneva, appointing its first deputy president, Awad Abdul Saddeq, as the new head of its four-man negotiating team.

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Libyan HoR boycotters and activists warn of of dangers if no urgent Dialogue agrement

Time is running out for the international community to help solve the Libyan crisis, a group of Libyan politicians, businessmen and activists warned European ambassadors to Libya today.

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Rival Libyan parliament outraged by suggested foreign military support

Having been promised substantial support by fellow Arab countries to fight the Islamic State Group, the official Libyan government faces bitter accusations of treason by its political rival back home. The Arab League endorsed foreign military assistance to the Libyan army, angering the Libyan opposition, in whose view the army …

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Informal interviews of prime ministerial candidates taking place in Tobruk

Potential prime ministers and government ministers have been meeting in Tobruk with members of the House of Representatives. Former prime minister Ali Zeidan, who name has been mentioned for the job, was in the eastern town last week to meet members (and is due back again this week), as have been …

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UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte, urges Libyans to unite against terrorism

Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is “high time” that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country’s challenges and “join together to confront the scourge” of the group, also known as the Islamic …

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