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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 <em>Libya</em> 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.

US says it will support <em>UN</em>-backed Libyan government

The New Arab

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 ...

<em>UN</em> <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em> reveals 'road map <em>to</em> 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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 Friday.

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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, ...

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 ...

<em>Libya</em> rivals agree <em>to</em> 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 ...

<em>UN</em> head dismayed at opposition <em>to</em> Palestinian nomination

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 ...

<em>UN</em> chief considering Israeli 'war-crimes suspect' for top post

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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 ...

Palestinians condemn US veto of ex-PM as <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em>

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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 Libya, saying the move was in support of Israel.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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 ...

<em>UN</em> <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em> rules out foreign military intervention

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 between ...

Russia urges leadership role for Libya's Haftar

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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 ...

IS 'expanding in <em>Libya</em>' despite looming Sirte defeat

The New Arab

IS 'expanding in Libya' despite looming Sirte defeat

As Libya drives the last remnants of Islamic State out of Sirte, the militants are regrouping elsewhere, the US special envoy ...

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