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Libyan court sentences Gadaffi's son and 8 others to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court in the capital Tripoli sentenced Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam to death for war crimes, including the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Gaddafi, was killed by rebel forces after being captured near the city of Sirte.

Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners.

UK government drafting plans to defeat Islamic State in Libya

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron claims the UK should be ready to fight terrorist groups anywhere in the world. He is drawing up plans for defeating Islamic State forces inside Libya..

Op-Ed: UN should sanction IMF head and Libyan Prime Minister

Tripoli - The UN has the power to sanction any group that interferes with or obstructs the peace process in Libya. The EU has already listed five individuals it intends to sanction.

Op-Ed: Khalifa Haftar claims EU threat of sanctions meaningless

Tripoli - The EU has drawn up a list of five Libyans it says will be sanctioned. The sanctions will include an asset freeze in all EU countries and a travel ban as well.

Dozens killed in tribal clashes in Sabha southern Libya

Sabha - While much of Libya is divided up into areas controlled by the rival governments in Tripoli and Tobruk, some parts of the south are still controlled by tribal groups who often clash with each other.

Op-Ed: Libyan war planes attack and sink a ship near Benghazi

Tripoli - On Sunday, a Libyan war plane from the forces of the internationally-recognized Tobruk government attack and sank a vessel near the port city of Beghazi according to spokesperson for the air force.

Op-Ed: Commander of Libya Special Forces killed in Benghazi offensive

Benghazi - For months now the head of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives government in Tobruk has supported the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Khalifa Haftar, in his Operation Dignity offensive intended to retake Benghazi and Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Many countries praise flawed Libyan peace agreement

Tripoli - There are two rival governments in Libya, the internationally-recognized government in the east, the House of Representatives(HoR) located in Tobruk and the General National Congress government located in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: UN Libyan peace plan signed without Tripoli government

Skhirat - Representatives from the internationally-recognized Tobruk House of Representatives(HoR) government and independent representatives signed a UN-sponsored draft plan on Sunday July 12 that will lead to the formation of a Government of National Accord.

Op-Ed: Tripoli-based Libyan government demands changes to peace plan

Tripoli - Back on July 2, UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon convened a meeting of delegates to peace talks in Skhirat Morocco despite the absence of negotiators from the Tripoli-based General National Congress(GNC) government.

Op-Ed: Could a partial peace agreement be implemented in Libya?

Tripoli - Last Thursday, Bernardino Leon, the UN special envoy for Libya convened a meeting of participants in the Libyan peace talks dialogue without the presence of the Tripoli government one of two rival Libyan governments.

Op-Ed: Tripoli government will not sign UN draft peace plan

Skhirat - The UN dialogue appears less and less as a plan for peace and more and more a means of promoting the Tobruk House of Representatives(HoR) in a new Government of National Accord that gives Tripoli almost no actual power.

Op-Ed: UN appears to want GNC government to reject peace deal

Skhirat - The most recent fourth draft of a UN-sponsored plan for a unity government in Libya was originally received positively by the Tripoli government and negatively by the internationally-recognized House or Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk.

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat

Tripoli - Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal.

Op-Ed: Libya peace talks reports leave out everything significant

Skhirat - The US, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain all are calling for a UN-sponsored plan to be endorsed by the rival governments. Bernardino Leon, the UN special envoy to Libya, hopes the parties will agree to his plan later this week.

Op-Ed: Libyan peace talks fail to reach agreement on unity government

Skhirat - The two rival Libyan governments failed to agree on a unity government as set out by UN special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, after talks in Skhirat, Morocco over the weekend.

Op-Ed: Rival Libyan governments resume peace talks in Morocco

Skhirat - Talks to form a unity government in Libya resumed in Skhirat Morocco resumed on Friday June 26. The UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, provided the two rival governments with the 4th draft of a unity government plan prior to the meeting.

Op-Ed: Libyan unity government talks to resume in Morocco

Tripoli - Earlier this month, members of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk eastern Libya were split on whether they would even continue to participate in the peace talks.

Both Libyan governments object to EU plans to combat traffickers

Tripoli - The head of the internationally-recognized Libyan government's air force warned European countries that any ships entering the Tobruk government's territorial waters without permission will be targeted by air strikes.
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