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Libya court recognizes Tobruk parliament polls

A Libyan court on Thursday overturned a previous court ruling considering the elections of Libya’s House of Representatives unconstitutional. The court – in the eastern city of Al-Bayda – ordered a suspension of the previous ruling, which was issued by a constitutional department at another court in Libyan capital Tripoli …

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Combat and dialogue

Prospects for a negotiated solution to Libya’s deep national crisis have improved, but continued fighting on the ground is challenging UN-sponsored talks, writes Kamel Abdallah. Participants in the Libyan dialogue sponsored by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) completed a second round of talks at the Palais des Nations …

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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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