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Is Libya Finally Ready for Peace?

Pity Libyans for the pageantry of their international summits. Over the years, at palaces, resorts, and hotels across several continents, the country’s factional leaders have met, shepherded by earnest-looking Western ministers and heads of state. Action plans are laid out and deadlines set.

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HoR hands constitution Referendum Law to HNEC

Libya’s Tobruk-based and internationally-recognized parliament, the House of Representatives, handed over the country’s constitution Referendum Law today to the High National Election Commission (HNEC).

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Elections in Libya: challenges to democratic choice, security and political stability

The Libya Conference in Palermo has ended in a renewed push for elections in the crisis-ridden country. Is Libya really in a fit state to deliver on this commitment though?

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HoR passes referendum constitutional amendment and approves PC restructuring

Libya’s parliament, the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR), adopted a constitutional amendment and approved the formula for restructuring the Presidency Council (PC) during its session today.

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Libya’s parallel central bank admits printing 9.7 billion dinar banknotes in Russia

9.7 billion dinar banknotes have been printed in Russia in the last three years by the parallel Al-Bayda-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and with the endorsement of the House of Representatives based in east of the country, a CBL official revealed. 

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HCS, Presidential Council agree on rejecting Haftar as Libya’s Army Supreme Commander

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri, said they agreed with the Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj on rejecting the transferring of Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army’s rank to Khalifa Haftar.

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Is Putin getting serious on Libya?

Over the last few weeks, apart from the usual Syrian track, Libya has dominated Russia’s Middle Eastern agenda. On Nov. 12, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev led the Russian delegation to Italy for a two-day conference in Palermo in an Italian bid to bridge the parties in conflict, reunite Libya’s institutions …

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The United States Should Not Get Involved in Libya’s Civil War

An unmistakable sense of despair and gloom accompanies most news reports and literature on the state of affairs in Libya after 2011. The Arab Spring was meant to usher in a period of unprecedented change after decades of notoriously undemocratic leadership across the Middle East and North Africa.

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