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UN process only way forward for Libya peace deal: US, EU

Ambassadors to Libya from several EU countries and the US warned on Tuesday against attempts to derail a UN-brokered peace deal, insisting it is the only way forward.

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In depth: Europe fears Islamic State expansion in Sirte

France warned of the increasing risk of Libya becoming a haven for Islamic State combatants on Saturday, after French military aircraft flew reconnaissance missions over Sirte where IS fighters are moving east on the oil crescent.

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IS strengthens its grip in war-torn Libya

With the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, the organisation has strengthened its grip in Libya.

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What the new UN envoy to Libya should do first

Martin Kobler has taken on the role of the UN secretary-general’s special representative in Libya, and he faces a daunting task: overcoming his predecessor’s betrayal of the country’s trust. 

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Is NATO readying force for Libya despite intervention denials?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, as well as the American and British permanent representatives to the alliance, are underscoring growing concern about ISIS domination of ungoverned territory along the Libyan coast, mostly in Sirte.

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Libya rivals urged to sign peace deal, accept UN proposed unity government

World Leaders and the UN have urged Libya’s warring factions to approve a peace deal, after members of the rival parliament rejected a UN-proposed unity government, potentially scuppering attempts to end a year-long civil war.

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EU warships will keep appearances up but won’t solve the refugee crisis

Since the start of the year, in excess of 130,000 refugees have crossed to Europe from the North African coast. On some days, 20 boats set sail from Libya — the most common setting-off point — and many of them are overcrowded and barely seaworthy. More than 2,700 people have …

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