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Libyan MPs demand apology from Britain’s FM over dead bodies remark

The foreign affairs committee of Libya’s eastern-based parliament demanded an apology on Thursday from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over a remark about clearing dead bodies from the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte.

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A Way Forward for Devolving Local Power in Libya?

Despite the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in Skhirat in 2015, the political situation in Libya appears no closer to being resolved. Indeed, there is now a widening consensus within Libya and among concerned states that the LPA must be amended. Over the last two years, cleavages within …

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Sabha municipality threatens to shut key oilfield and water source over bad living conditions

Sabha municipality has threatened in a statement to close Sharara and Al-Feel oilfields as well as the water system known as Man-Made River if fuel did not arrive in the southern region in 72 hours.

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HoR and State Council dialogue committees agree on 3-person Presidency Council and separate prime minister

The dialogue committees of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the State Council (SC), meeting in Tunis to work out amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement have agreed to reduce the Presidency Council (PC) from nine to three and that the prime minister should be a separate appointment.

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EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh, president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil,… prime minister and defence minister of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress; and Nuri Abu Sahmain, president of the internationally …

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HoR and State Council dialogue committees start work to amend Skhirat agreement

The dialogue committees of the House of Representatives and the State Council started their discussions today to amend the Libyan Political Agreement so that it is acceptable to both bodies and can be approved by the HoR. They met in formal session in a Tunis hotel under the auspices of …

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UN envoy says Gaddafi’s son can stand as election candidate

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has said that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late dictator, could stand as a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in the North African state. Salame told France 24 on Friday that supporters and loyalists of the former regime …

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