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Haftar shuns Libya crisis conference

Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday he will not join other key players at Palermo talks to try to stabilise the North African nation, casting a shadow over the latest international bid to kick-start a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

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Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

The UN delegate to Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June 2019 after he scrapped a December  2018  plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll’s format.

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Palermo Conference for Libya starts with second-level attendances

The Italian international conference for Libya in Palermo has kick-started with two meetings for the UNSMIL and Libyan parties discussing economic and security reforms in a row.

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Can Palermo conference bring peace to Libya?

As world leaders prepare to gather in Palermo for the Libya conference on 12 and 13 November, Libyans are wondering what this much-anticipated event will achieve. 

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Libya’s key political players meet global leaders in Italy

Libya’s key political players meet with global leaders in Palermo on Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

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LNA Commander to Skip Italy’s Conference on Libyan Settlement – Source

The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, will not take part in a conference on the Libyan settlement to be held in the Italian city of Palermo November 12-13, a source in the LNA told Sputnik.

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Salame slams HoR and HSC as sterile and time-wasting

In his latest brief on Libya to the UN Security Council yesterday, SRSG and UNSMIL head, Ghassan Salame, officially abandoned any attempt to hold Libyan elections in December this year. This was the target set in last May’s Paris conference on Libya. Salame now predicted Libyan elections will be held …

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UN Envoy: Libya should start process for elections in spring

Libya should start the process to hold an election in spring 2019 only after a national conference to discuss its ongoing conflict, the UN Libya envoy said on Thursday, officially burying the unlikely idea of a vote next month, Reuters reports.

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