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Libya unity gov’t needs parliamentary approval: Tobruk

Libya’s Tobruk-based government has refused to hand over power to a UN-backed national unity government until the latter is given a vote of confidence by the country’s Tobruk-based parliament. “We will not hand over power to the unity government until it obtains the confidence of the House of Representatives and …

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HoR Deputy Presidents and delegation visit Presidency Council in Tripoli with new initiative

The House of Representatives (HoR) Deputy Presidents Emhemed Shouaib and Ehmeed Homa led a HoR delegation visit to Tripoli for a meeting with Faiez Serraj and his Presidency Council (PC)/Government of National Accord (GNA). They were accompanied by a HoR delegation made up of members from the south.

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Libyan government, parliament enter into standoff

Many Libya experts expected the arrival of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli to trigger violence between militias supporting it and those opposing it, but nothing serious has yet occurred. The government, brokered by the United Nations and headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has installed itself with minimum trouble. …

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UN blacklists ship carrying east Libyan oil

The United Nations Security Council Libya sanctions committee blacklisted on Wednesday an Indian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil shipped by the Bayda government preventing it from entering any ports.

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Parallel State Council takes a step closer to reality

A week after several dozen members of the now largely defunct General National Congress (GNC) controversially met in Tripoli, voted in favour of the Libyan Political Agreement, dissolved the GNC and then reinvented themselves as the State Council envisaged by the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), another group of former GNC …

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Italian foreign minister promises support for new Libya government

Italy’s foreign minister made a flying visit to Libya’s capital on Tuesday to pledge broad international support for the new UN-backed unity government as it attempts to consolidate its presence.

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