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Rival Libyan parliament outraged by suggested foreign military support

Having been promised substantial support by fellow Arab countries to fight the Islamic State Group, the official Libyan government faces bitter accusations of treason by its political rival back home. The Arab League endorsed foreign military assistance to the Libyan army, angering the Libyan opposition, in whose view the army …

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Informal interviews of prime ministerial candidates taking place in Tobruk

Potential prime ministers and government ministers have been meeting in Tobruk with members of the House of Representatives. Former prime minister Ali Zeidan, who name has been mentioned for the job, was in the eastern town last week to meet members (and is due back again this week), as have been …

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UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte, urges Libyans to unite against terrorism

Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is “high time” that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country’s challenges and “join together to confront the scourge” of the group, also known as the Islamic …

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Dialogue talks in Geneva end; next session back in Skhirat

Two days of Libya Dialogue talks finished yesterday evening in Geneva in what was essentially a bid to bring the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) back on board the UN-brokered peace negotiations. The GNC had boycotted the process for over a month because of objections to the Draft agreement presented …

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Confusion surrounds Libyan prime minister's talk show resignation

The prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, Abdullah al-Thani, announced his resignation in a surprise move live on television on Tuesday, hours after fraught peace talks between the country’s rival factions restarted.

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