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Boycotting and participating HoR members agree fight against IS is the top priority

Participating and boycotting members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have jointly given their full support to the UN-brokered dialogue process, saying that the threat from the Islamic State (IS) is far more important than their own divisions.

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IS spreads in Libya

In a series of dramatic political and security-related developments last week, the Islamic State (Daesh) affiliate in Libya announced that it had strengthened its hold on the city of Sirte after having gained control of the city airport. Just prior to this, the 166th Brigade, which had been in charge …

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ANALYSIS: Libya peace talks resume but can UN secure a deal?

The latest round of UN-sponsored Libya peace talks kicked off Wednesday, with the UN special envoy hoping to secure a last-ditch deal before the start of Ramadan.

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Is Libya on the eve of fresh military operations?

The momentum towards the beginning of an Egypt-led coalition operating in Libya may be gaining steam. The launch of full-blown air sorties and special operations could be expected, in what would be a move to enhance General Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity.”

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Op-ed: Last chance saloon for Libyan peace talks as IS launch hearts and minds media campaign in Libya?

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels Thursday, UN SRSG Bernardino Leon said that all parties must understand that compromise is better than continuing the conflict in Libya.

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Troubled tribal talks

Organisers of the conference of Libyan tribes in Cairo have announced a three-day suspension of activities following its inaugural session at 5:00pm on Monday. The reason given was that the representatives of the tribes in western and southern Libya had been prevented from attending this session due to the interruption …

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