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Tobruk Government dismisses Libya’s representative to UN

The dispute in Libya has reached the doorstep of the United Nations, where the president of the Tobruk Government, Abdallah Althani, has announced his decision to end the duties of Libya’s representative to the United Nations, Ibrahim Aldabashi, amid uncertainties surrounding the legality of this decision, as well as the …

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Libyan government, parliament enter into standoff

Many Libya experts expected the arrival of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli to trigger violence between militias supporting it and those opposing it, but nothing serious has yet occurred. The government, brokered by the United Nations and headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has installed itself with minimum trouble. …

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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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Who will take on ISIL in Libya?

In the first visit of a foreign official to the United Nations-backed unity government that took office last week, the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said his country was ready to play its part in Libya and cooperate with Tripoli on security and immigration.

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Keeping the Islamic State in check in Libya

After several failed attempts, the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) finally moved to Tripoli, arriving March 31. The international community praised the action, hoping it will be the first step toward not only unifying the country’s two rival governments but also coordinating a response to the Islamic State (IS).

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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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