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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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US sanctions Ghwell

As expected the US has followed the EU and imposed sanctions on Khalifa Ghwell, the “prime minister” appointed by the General National Congress (GNC). He was sanctioned by the Europeans earlier this month along with GNC president Nuri Abu Sahmain and the president of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, …

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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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Political chaos in Libya as unity government enters Tripoli

It has been an eventful week in Libyan politics; within days the country has gone from having two rival governments to three, with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) moving into Tripoli. Soon thereafter, it was back to two as the Tripoli-based National Salvation Government (NSG) declared that it …

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The Libyan national accord government is threatened with collapse

Matters are getting complicated for the Libyan national accord government due to the refusal of the Tripoli parliament and its own government to recognise it. This is despite the support the national accord government has received from some of the Tubruk parliament members. The Tubruk government has not yet announced …

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Italy Reveals Military Meeting on Libya…UK Denies Sending Troops

Military leaders from 30 countries attended a meeting in Rome on Tuesday to discuss initiatives regarding the situation in Libya, Italian Foreign Minister Paulo Gentiloni said.

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