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Russia wary to take sides in Libya as Hifter offers lucrative deals

The spokesman of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who heads the Libyan National Army (LNA), called on Moscow Aug. 8 to intervene into Libya “to get rid of foreign players in the country.” Ahmed al-Mismari told Russia’s state-owned media Sputnik that the situation in Libya requires a Russian presence similar to that in Syria, and urged …

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Italy renews rejection to elections in Libya without reconciliation while Tobruk parliament calls for Italian ambassador expulsion

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday reiterated his country’s refusal to hold elections in Libya before achieving an inclusive national reconciliation, stressing that his country does not have any ambitions for domination and expansion in Libya, calling for the need to secure a stable political framework before elections take place …

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Libyan tribes: Part of the problem or a solution?

Tribes always have and still do play an important role in forming the Libyan scene, both politically and demographically. Association with tribes and close ties with them are still deeply rooted in this society and many Libyans are still proud of their tribal affiliations. They believe that the solution to …

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HoR fails to vote on constitution referendum bill – adjourns for two weeks

The House of Representatives (HoR) failed to take a vote on the referendum bill for Libya’s draft permanent constitution in its official session in Tobruk today. It had carried out a reading of the bill in its session yesterday and planned to vote the bill into law in today’s session.

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Libya’s parliament puts off constitution referendum law session to Tuesday

The spokesman for the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Abdullah Belhiq said the Speaker Aqilah Saleh suspended the Monday session in which the members were supposed to vote on a constitution referendum law, adding that they will hold another session Tuesday.

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The constitution between the Paris meeting and the obstructers

Some Libyan factions in Libya, east and west, started talking about the actual preparations for holding the general elections after the visit of the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to Libya lately.

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Italian-French competition over Libya pushing country toward more chaos

The last election Libya had was on June 25, 2014, when Libyans cast their votes to elect their representatives in the new House of Representatives after the interim General National Congress’ mandate expired. The hope was that elections would bring about stability and put an end to the violence that has …

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