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Where is Libya Headed?

While the world’s attention is focused elsewhere, Libya continues descending into ever-greater chaos, with Islamist militants now holding the upper hand. The longer this writhing maelstrom remains on the global back burner, the higher the chances of an even more problematic challenge ahead. Already, the near total absence of central …

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Libyan Dialogue Convenes In Ghadames; Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures, More Meetings

Ghadames, 29 September 2014 – At the invitation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), a group of parliamentarians from the Libyan House of Representatives met today in Ghadames for preliminary discussions on ways of overcoming the deficit of trust and confidence within parliamentary ranks, and resolving the …

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At UN Assembly, senior Libyan official calls for sanctions against political spoilers

27 September 2014 – The international community must either be willing to impose sanctions against those who hinder Libya’s political and security process, or say clearly that Libyans alone have to face terrorism, a senior official of that country told the annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly in …

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Libya’s rival governments – Too many chiefs and none in control

IN THE cafés of Tripoli, the talk is of who is running the country. More than 1,000km (620 miles) east, in the small coastal town of Tobruk, sits a parliament elected in June whose writ extends little beyond its poorly attended sessions. A rump of its unpopular predecessor, the Islamist-dominated …

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Libya's rival governments – Too many chiefs and none in control

IN THE cafés of Tripoli, the talk is of who is running the country. More than 1,000km (620 miles) east, in the small coastal town of Tobruk, sits a parliament elected in June whose writ extends little beyond its poorly attended sessions. A rump of its unpopular predecessor, the Islamist-dominated …

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Ban calls on Libyan parties to forge consensus, safeguard democratic transition

25 September 2014 – Warning that Libya is in “deep crisis,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the country to peacefully resolve the ongoing conflict, and safeguard the democratic transition under way since 2011.

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