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Libyan Political Agreement a failure, says International Crisis Group; calls for it to be renegotiated and Hafter to be included

The International Crisis Group says the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat last December has to be changed. In a hard-hitting and lengthy report published today, it says that as it stands it cannot be implemented.

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Serraj blames Hafter, Saleh, Elkaber and Ghariani for Libya’s problems

In a frank and open interview on the margins of the meetings organized by the British Foreign Office in London this week, Presidency Council head and nominated Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) Faiez Serraj spoke to Libya Herald.

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Libya meeting hopes to break political stalemate

A meeting on Libya in London next week will seek to break a political stalemate over the country’s UN-backed unity government, which has struggled to extend its influence beyond the capital, Tripoli, a senior US official said yesterday.

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Clashes continue for second day in Zawia

Fresh fighting has again fared up in Zawyia following heavy clashes there yesterday in which tanks were deployed. The fighting initially stopped last night when both sides agreed a seven-hour truce. When it ended this morning, a tense calm continued for several hours but was then shattered when shooting restarted this …

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UAE airbase in Al-Marj to support Haftar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a military base nearby the city of Al-Marj on the eastern side of Libya. The IHS Jane’s 360 websites revealed that the UAE had set up the air base “from where it is operating AT-802 light attack aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)”.

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