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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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A tale of two Libyas

Attempts to interview the Tobruk government’s representative Al-Habib Al-Amin proved futile as the chargé d’affaires recognised by the Maltese government is refusing to give interviews – but Tripoli’s Hussin Musrati says that he wants Malta to respect the Libyan Constitutional Court’s decree his is the legitimate representative of Libya.

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Geneva talks get off to positive start as Leon threatens dialogue opponents with action

The Geneva Libyan dialogue talks started today in a seemingly positive mood. Despite the absence of five members from the continuing General National Congress and threats from Libya Dawn to reject anything proposed at the three-day gathering, there were no signs of any tensions between the 19 delegates who did turn …

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Transcript of SRSG Leon Press Conference before the opening of the Libyan Dialogue Session in Geneva

SRSG: Thank you very much. Good morning or good afternoon, really. It’s a pleasure to be back to Geneva again. We are starting a process, it’s going to be a long process, it’s going to be difficult, but I hope we will have many opportunities to meet and that this …

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