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No military solution to the Libyan crisis, hostilities must end immediately and return to UNSMIL-led political negotiations: EU

A statement issued by the spokesperson for the EU yesterday said that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis, hostilities must end immediately, and it called for a return to UNSMIL-led political dialogue.

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The Middle East’s Lost Decades

In countries as diverse as Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Tunisia, ordinary citizens took to the streets to challenge their authoritarian rulers and demand dignity, equality, and social justice. For a moment, it seemed as if change had finally arrived in the Middle East. Yet in the aftermath of the Arab …

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Libya’s Dangerous Political Stalemate

Since mid-2014, when the ongoing low-level civil war erupted in Libya after the failure of the post-revolutionary political reconciliation process, the UN has vainly attempted to push competing Libyan factions toward a compromise. Different UN special envoys launched processes of reconciliation and accommodation that inevitably collided with a complex matrix …

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UN envoy says Skhirat agreement can be amended, no military solution to Libya’s crisis

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame said there is no harm in amending the Skhirat agreement that formed the current “Government of National Accord” and its Presidential Council on the condition that it remains the main foundation for any political process until it is replaced when elections are held …

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Can Germany succeed in tackling the Libya crisis?

Germany is to host an international meeting on Libya sometime before the end of October – some say before the end of the year. This is the latest attempt to find a solution to the conflict in the North African country that has been beset by unrest for almost nine …

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