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Qatar opens up to Libya’s eastern camp after years of animosity

The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, visited Qatar on 10 September where he spoke with officials before meeting Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Saleh’s visit came two days after Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh left Doha, which suggests that the Gulf State is seeking to mediate …

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Bashagha says his government will operate from Sirte and Benghazi

The Prime Minister-designate of the House of Representatives (HoR), Fathi Bashagha, announced that his government will exercise its duties from the cities of Sirte and Benghazi, after the failure of its attempt to work from Tripoli because “it did not want to shed blood or ignite division”.

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Power struggle continues in Libya

Libya’s capital, Tripoli, lost its calm during the last days of August as local political rivals opted for force to settle differences. Fierce fighting claimed 32 lives, and over a hundred were left injured. This development is a fresh diplomatic setback and ushers in a new chapter of power struggle …

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HNEC: Gap between political parties has gotten wider

The Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said on Sunday that the deadline to lift the force majeure on elections by handling the surrounding issue had ended without any progress. This announcement came in a letter responding to the House of Representatives (HoR) after the calls by some electoral candidates …

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PeaceRep report on Fragmentation of Peacemaking in Libya

Peace and Conflict Resolution Evident Platform (PeaceRep) recently released a report entitled ‘Fragmentation of Peacemaking in Libya: Reality and Perception’ authored by Jalel Harchaoui, Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and Bernardo Mariani, Peace and Conflict Resolution Consultant at PeaceRep.

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UNSMIL: Current impasse can only be resolved through national elections

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reiterated on Wednesday that ‘the current political impasse can only be resolved through inclusive national elections that enable the Libyan people choose their leaders and renew the legitimacy of institutions,’ calling on all parties to resolve the dispute through dialogue.

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UN warns against failure to resolve Libya political crisis

The UN political chief warned Tuesday that failure to resolve Libya’s political crisis and hold delayed elections poses a growing threat in the country, pointing to violent clashes a few days ago that killed at least 42 people and injured 159 others according to Libyan authorities.

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