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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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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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Martin Kobler Congratulates CDA Members on Building Consensus on a Constitution Draft

The members of the Libyan Constitution-Drafting Assembly (CDA) concluded today, Wednesday 06 April 2016, a three-week Consultative Retreat aimed at building consensuses on Libya’s draft constitution. The Consultative Meeting was hosted by the Sultanate of Oman in Salalah and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

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Martin Kobler welcomes arrival of Presidency Council in Tripoli, urges peaceful and orderly handover

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler strongly welcomes the arrival in Tripoli of the Presidency Council on 30 March 2016, which marks an important step in Libya’s democratic transition and path to peace, security and prosperity.

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