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Civilian Forces Movement accuses UNSMIL of infringement of Libya’s sovereignty

Libya’s Civilian Forces Movement (CFM) has accused the UNSMIL of encroaching on the country’s sovereignty and its state institutions as it continued Geneva talks in disregard to the boycott of House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State’s (HCS) participants. In a statement on Wednesday, the CFM added that …

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Libya’s GNA military commission says no agreement has been reached in Geneva

The Head of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military delegation at the 5+5 commission talks in Geneva Ahmed Abu Shahma said they won’t give up the call for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar’s forces to their previous positions before the offensive against Tripoli in April 2019. Abu Shahma told …

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UNSMIL: Libyan parties devise draft ceasefire as second round of military talks conclude

UNSMIL said in a statement Monday that a second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks concluded on February 23 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva in the presence of UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame. UNSMIL said the JMC is one of the three tracks …

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Libya’s High Council of State suspends participation in Geneva talks

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has unanimously agreed on suspending participation of its delegation in Geneva-based UN-led political track until some factors are clarified. In a session attended by 86 members on Saturday, the HCS said the factors include seeing development achieved in the military dialogue, commitment to …

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Libya’s Interior Minister: We don’t mind setting up US base in Libya to undermine Russian influence

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has expressed no rejection to setting up a United Sates’ (US) base in Libya to fight terrorism, organized crime and to limit the foreign intervention in his country.

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Haftar to be sued in a US court for torture and killings in Libya

Two Libyan families whose members were extrajudicially killed and tortured by the forces of Khalifa Haftar, who is waging a rebellion against the UN-recognized government Tripoli, took legal action against the warlord in U.S. courts Tuesday. 

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