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Analysis: Geneva – Back to Square One?

On Monday, UN-brokered peace talks for Libya will be back where they started, literally and figuratively, when most members of the Libya Dialogue return to Geneva, the place where discussions began in January. And now, as then, the Tripoli-based rump General National Congress (GNC) will staying away. It fears the deal …

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Supporting Stabilization in Libya

Representatives of Libya’s warring parties are close to reaching a UN-mediated power-sharing agreement that would establish a Government of National Accord (GNA). Assuming it is finalized, the deal will be fragile. Its implementation will be fraught with tensions and can collapse at any moment under pressure from spoilers.

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Hafter accuses Derna operations commander Faraj Barasi of deception and betrayal

General Khalifa Hafter has told House of Representatives (HoR) President Ageela Salah Gwaider, that the reason he sacked Colonel Faraj Barasi last week as head of the Derna Operations Room was because he was incompetent, was acting independently of General Command, had maed unauthorised statements to the media, and was …

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Warning of on-the-spot punishments for Tripoli criminals

Tripoli’s Rada (Deterrence) Force has vowed to use “an iron fist” to counter what it says is a a growing crime wave in the capital. From now on, it said,  it will be punishing criminals, including drug dealers and kidnappers, on the spot instead of taking them to prison.

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