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Hafter appointment as commander “untrue”: Chairman of HoR Defence Committee

The report published by the Libya Herald yesterday that Major-General Khalifa Hafter has been appointed Commander of the Libyan Armed Forces and promoted to Colonel-General by the president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah Gwaider, has been denied by the chairman of the HoR’s Defence and National Security …

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HoR shelves Political Isolation Law

The House of Representatives today shelved the controversial Political Isolation Law (PIL) which prevents prominent Qaddafi-era figures from holding any state posts until 2023. It has reportedly frozen it until the new constitution is passed and a new parliament in place. According to Benghazi HoR member Aisa Al-Araibi 101 members had …

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Hardline Hassi claims US coming to the rescue

The head of the “government” appointed by the rump General National Congress and supported by Libya Dawn, Omar Al-Hassi, has claimed that the US Justice Department and his administration are collaborating on humanitarian reconstruction in Libya. As a result, he said, the US would be sending food, medical supplies and …

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Rivals agree on road map to form unity govt in Libya

Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a road map to form a unity government after two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, touted as the last chance to avert total anarchy. The North African nation has been wracked by conflict since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a 2011 uprising, …

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Confidence among Geneva delegates that the basis of a Libyan roadmap has been laid

After 12 hours at the negotiating table today, delegates to the UN-mediated Geneva talks aimed at ending the current political and security crisis in Libya agreed on a series of confidence-building measures which they believe will establish a roadmap to peace in the country. It is hoped it will take the …

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Turkey’s proxy war in Libya

Why did Saqr Geroushi, the commander of Operation Dignity’s Libyan air force recently announce that the forces under his command would shoot down Turkish aircraft that entered Libyan airspace without permission? Turkey’s reaction was swift. Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the threat and indirectly chastised the forces under the …

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Arab FMs urge lifting arms ban on Libya

The Arab League Council urged the UN Security Council to lift the arms on Libya in order to empower its national army to restore stability Concluding its emergency meeting on the level of foreign ministers here on Thursday evening, the Council expressed profound concern over the continued fighting in Libya, …

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