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With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process

A peaceful transition in Libya will only succeed through a significant and coordinated effort in support of a future Government of National Accord and by ensuring that sufficient security is achieved throughout the country so that public administration can resume its key functions, the top UN official in Libya told …

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Seeking solutions to contain Libya’s chaos

Just 100 kilometres east of the Tunisian border with Libya is the town of Sabratha. It is there, the Tunisian authorities report, that ISIS is operating a training camp whose “graduates” were implicated in both the June beach attack in Sousse and the March attack on the Bardo Museum in …

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Seeking solutions to contain Libya's chaos

Just 100 kilometres east of the Tunisian border with Libya is the town of Sabratha. It is there, the Tunisian authorities report, that ISIS is operating a training camp whose “graduates” were implicated in both the June beach attack in Sousse and the March attack on the Bardo Museum in …

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Supporting Stabilization in Libya

Representatives of Libya’s warring parties are close to reaching a UN-mediated power-sharing agreement that would establish a Government of National Accord (GNA). Assuming it is finalized, the deal will be fragile. Its implementation will be fraught with tensions and can collapse at any moment under pressure from spoilers.

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Skhirat Draft initialled; GNC left aside

A number of mayors and municipal representatives including those from Misrata, Central Tripoli, Sebha, Ajdabiya, Emsalata and Zliten, as well as party political figures such as Mohamed Sawan, the leader of of the Justice and Construction Party, and Hafez Ghaddour Hafez (the former Libyan ambassador in Rome) for the National Forces Alliance also …

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Libya’s Tripoli assembly rejects UN peace plan, urges talks

The parliament based in the Libyan capital Tripoli has rejected a UN proposal to settle the nation’s political crisis but has expressed the desire for more talks towards an accord with its rival assembly in eastern Libya.

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Can Leon achieve a limited agreement in Libya?

Will this be the right time for a peace deal in Libya? An agreement between the warring factions has looked – and was presented by UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon – as being around the corner for many months now.

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Dialogue delegates meet without GNC team; say they will sign UNSMIL Draft

Despite the absence of the General National Congress (GNC) team from the latest Dialogue meeting in Skhirat, Morocco, all the other delegates have welcomed the newest revised Draft from UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon, and say they will sign it, with or without the GNC.

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