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EU ambassadors visit Benghazi and issue strong statement for Salame’s elections and National Conference efforts

In a joint statement issued yesterday by European Union Ambassadors following their visit to Benghazi, the ambassadors called for an end to the transitional stage through the holding of elections, supported UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame’s efforts including his National Conference to be held in April in Ghadames.

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Whose side is Russia on in Libya?

On March 17, Khaled al-Mishri, president of Libya’s High Council of State (HCS), arrived in Moscow at the invitation of the Federal Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, to discuss bilateral relations and ways to tackle Libya’s ongoing political crisis. Mishri was received by Valentina Matvienko, speaker of the Russian council, and also held talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, …

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Grand Mufti demands agenda of UN-backed National Conference be made public

Libya’s top religious cleric Shaikh Sadiq Al-Gharyan said on Wednesday that Libyans should not take part in the UN-backed National Conference until they know the agenda and names of the attendees.

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US State Department criticizes HoR and PC’s failure in protecting free speech in Libya

In an annual report on Thursday, the US State Department criticized the lack of action by the House of Representatives and Presidential Council to protect freedom of speech in Libya, referring to the pressure on the work of journalists.

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Resolving Libya’s civil war

The world’s most complicated ongoing civil war erupted in Libya in mid-2014. Forces aligned with the internationally recognised, albeit extremely weak government in Tripoli – the Government of National Accord (GNA) – are fighting those loyal to the secular-leaning House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk.

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