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Can the UAE’s coup attempts in Libya and Yemen succeed?

In less than 48 hours, Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Libya’s renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar rebelled against their respective governments, in defiance of previous peace initiatives. These moves could not have occurred were it not for the UAE’s hidden hand, as Abu Dhabi has empowered both factions in …

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HoR Speaker says his political initiative is drafted by Russia, warns of imminent defeat in south Tripoli

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said his political roadmap, which he announced on last Monday, was drafted by Russian experts working with HoR members in Libya.

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Tripoli assures eastern HoR members security protection – if they abandon Hafter and Saleh

The internationally recognized government of Libya, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, continued its outreach with an olive branch to House of Representatives (HoR) members still aligned with HoR head Ageela Saleh and Khalifa Hafter.

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UNSMIL’s Williams sees HoR head Saleh initiative as ‘‘positive’’

The Acting head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, has welcomed the eight-point political initiative proposed by Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh. Williams called it a ‘‘positive’’ sign as she considered it an ‘‘all-inclusive…call for the return to political dialogue (as opposed to the current fighting) within the framework …

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Libya: World reaction to Haftar’s termination of unity gov’t deal

Libyan eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday he had “a popular mandate” to govern the country, declaring a key political deal was over as he vowed to press his assault to seize the capital, Tripoli.

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Libyan Interior Minister: There’s no political agreement with Haftar

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said there can be no political settlement with Khalifa Haftar and there can be no political solution with him in the scene, saying achieving a complete military victory in Libya is a long shot, dismissing negotiations with Haftar to end the fighting amid fears …

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