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The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame as the new UN envoy to Libya, ending a contentious four-month search.

The UN has put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of Libya envoy after a contentious search which saw the US block a Palestinian nominee.

Scores dead as militias clash in Libya capital

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Scores dead as militias clash in Libya capital

At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen.

UN Libya envoy reveals 'road map to peace'

The New Arab

UN Libya envoy reveals 'road map to peace'

The UN special envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler, revealed details for an initiative designed to resolve Libya's political ...

141 Haftar loyalist troops killed in Libya airbase attack

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141 Haftar loyalist troops killed in Libya airbase attack

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, reports confirmed on ...

The New Arab

'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

The UN envoy to Libya voiced alarm at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by militia loyal to the unity government on Brak al-Shati base controlled by rival forces.

Guma El-Gamaty

International bodies are ignoring Haftar's war crimes in Libya

Comment: The ICC and the UN are standing idle as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are documenting a growing body of human rights ...

The New Arab & agencies

International quartet backs Libya's unity government

The Cairo meeting by representatives of United Nations, European Union, Arab League and African Union comes a day after gunmen opened fire at ...

Massinissa Benlakehal

'Foreign countries need to stop interfering in Libya'

Exclusive interview: The involvement of several foreign powers in the Libyan crisis is a real obstacle to reaching a political solution, says ...

Libya rivals agree to hold 2018 presidential elections

The New Arab

Libya rivals agree to hold 2018 presidential elections

A meeting between Libya's conflicting authorities showed signs of progress on Tuesday, after officials agreed to hold presidential elections in ...

The New Arab

UN head dismayed at opposition to Palestinian nomination

Antonio Guterres was disappointed by a US veto of his pick for UN envoy to Libya, as Israel cheered the block.

Palestinians condemn US veto of ex-PM as Libya envoy

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Palestinians condemn US veto of ex-PM as Libya envoy

The Palestinians have condemned Washington's decision to block the appointment of their former prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN peace envoy ...

US blocks former Palestinian PM's appointment as UN envoy

The New Arab

US blocks former Palestinian PM's appointment as UN envoy

The US on Friday blocked the appointment of a former Palestinian prime minister to be the new UN envoy to Libya, saying the move was in support ...

Former Palestinian PM to be new UN Libya envoy

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Former Palestinian PM to be new UN Libya envoy

Antonio Guterres plans to appoint Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal.

International community argues over Libya's future without Libyans present

Robert Cusack

International community argues over Libya's future without Libyans present

The future of Libya is being decided in foreign capital cities, while diplomats falsely claim that the process must be 'Libyan-led'.

The New Arab & agencies

Stability ahead: Promising Libya talks could soon yield results

Talks on changes to Libya's unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, putting the north African country on a path to stability, the UN envoy said Wednesday.

The New Arab

Libya dialogue committee calls for new unity government head

Committee attended by Tripoli-based politicians calls for reform of GNA amid ongoing regional efforts to reconcile Libya's rival powers.

The New Arab

Rival Libyan factions 'agree to talks' in Cairo

Warring factions in Libya could soon engage in direct talks in Cairo, following a regional meeting with foreign ministers.

The New Arab

Russia, Egypt pushing for Haftar-Sarraj Libya meeting in Cairo

Russian and Egypt authorities have reportedly been working together to hold a meeting between Libyan prime minister designate Fayez al-Sarraj ...

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Comment: Algeria appears to be playing a greater role in facilitating diplomacy in Libya. But what are its chances of being successful where ...

The New Arab

UN Libya envoy rules out foreign military intervention

In an interview with The New Arab, Martin Kobler says the only way to solve the crisis in the country was through negotiations ...

Libyan council calls for all-out war against 'war-criminal' Haftar

Robert Cusack

Libyan council calls for all-out war against 'war-criminal' Haftar

The council responded to a recent air-raid on several of its dignitaries by calling for Libyan forces to rise against General Haftar.

Russia urges leadership role for Libya's Haftar

The New Arab

Russia urges leadership role for Libya's Haftar

Moscow gives its strongest message of support yet for Libya's government's rival General Khalifa Haftar, accusing the UN of stalling the divided ...

Power-play in Sirte as military governor appointed alongside mayor

Robert Cusack

Power-play in Sirte as military governor appointed alongside mayor

Questions are being raised over who controls the Libyan city of Sirte, after a military governor was appointed only two days after a mayor.

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