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Ghassam Salame, the UN's new envoy to Libya, backed Italy's drive to stem the flow of migrants leaving the north African state for Europe, despite concerns among human rights groups.

Comment: To Italy's dismay, France has taken a leading role in Libya. But suspicions persist over whether President Macron is capable of being an honest broker, writes Guma Gamaty.

Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

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Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

<em>UN</em> approves former Lebanon minister as <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em>

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UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame as the new ...

<em>UN</em> names new <em>envoy</em> <em>to</em> <em>Libya</em> after months-long search

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UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

The UN has put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of Libya envoy after a ...

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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.

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US says it will support UN-backed Libyan government

The US ambassador to Libya has officially backed the UN-endorsed government in Tripoli, as the country countries ...

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 ...

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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, ...

'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

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'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 ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Is the tide turning against Haftar in Libya?

Comment: With Sisi's visit to Washington, and Haftar looking to take greater control of the south, local as well as ...

Arab leaders hold first summit in Trump era

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Arab leaders hold first summit in Trump era

Twenty-two Arab leaders will be attending the Arab League meeting in Sweimeh by the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, to discuss ...

Trump's administration and Israeli Apartheid will bankrupt <em>UN</em> morality

Ibrahim Fraihat

Trump's administration and Israeli Apartheid will bankrupt UN morality

Comment: In the face of the US and Israel, UN Secretary-General Guterres must speak out and protect the morality of the UN, ...

International quartet backs Libya's unity government

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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 ...

<em>Libya</em> rivals agree <em>to</em> hold 2018 presidential elections

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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 ...

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.

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UN chief considering Israeli 'war-crimes suspect' for top post

Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, who has been accused of war crimes during the 2008/2009 war on Gaza, has reportedly been offered a ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Former Palestinian PM <em>to</em> be new <em>UN</em> <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em>

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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 ...

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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 ...

<em>Libya</em> dialogue committee calls for new unity government head

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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.

Rival Libyan factions 'agree <em>to</em> talks' in Cairo

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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.

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in <em>Libya</em>?

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 ...

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