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Op-Ed: Turkish envoy to Libya urges general elections as cure for crisis

Tripoli - Emrullah Isler, the Turkish Special Envoy for Libya claims the political crisis in Libya can be overcome by holding general elections.

Op-Ed: Libyan Supreme Court decision may help UN negotiations

Tripoli - The Libyan Supreme Court well over a week ago ruled that the June elections in Libya were unconstitutional and that the House of Representatives now meeting in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk should be dissolved.

Op-Ed: Recent UN statements on Libya

Tripoli - The United Nations Support Mission In Libya (UNSMIL) issues periodic statements on the situation in Libya. Every statement has predictable motherhood bromides urging all the parties to eschew violence and stop fighting.

Op-Ed: Western Libya intervention, the sequel

Benghazi - The New York Times seems at times an outlet for Obama administration policy and trial balloons for possible policy directions. Perhaps the recent op-ed suggesting the EU should intervene with a peace-keeping force in Libya is a trial balloon.

Op-Ed: Tobruk-based government rejects Libya's Supreme Court ruling

Tripoli - The Tobruk-based Libyan parliament formed from representatives elected in June has rejected the ruling of the Libyan Supreme Court that the parliament is "unconstitutional."

Op-Ed: Libya Supreme Court rules elections and new government illegal

Tripoli - As if things could not become even more unsettled in Libya, the Libyan Supreme Court has just announced that the internationally recognized and UN-backed government is dissolved and the June elections declared illegitimate.

Rival PM says new elections can save Libya

Tripoli - The head of Libya's self-declared government, Omar al-Hassi, has called in an interview with AFP for new elections to pull the violence-wracked nation back from chaos.

Op-Ed: Libya's civil strife and foreign intervention

Tripoli - The intervention in Libya politics traces back to foreign support for the rebellion against Gadaffi. The intervention not only involved western powers led by the US but also Arab countries with the UAE and Qatar supporting different rebel factions.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar's Libyan coup complete

Tripoli - General Khalifa Haftar, often called a "renegade," now has the support of the internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk. His coup has been successful.

Op-Ed: Libyan government declares war on Islamists

Tobruk - The Islamist-dominated militias who control Tripoli and Benghazi convened the General National Congress(GNC), which appointed a prime minister who formed a government but the internationally-recognized elected government is in Tobruk, in eastern Libya.

Libya PM says united forces aim to retake capital

Tripoli - Libya's internationally-recognised prime minister said Saturday that military forces in the strife-torn country had united to try to recapture Tripoli and the second city Benghazi from Islamist militias.

Op-Ed: Egyptian planes reportedly bomb Islamists in Benghazi

Benghazi - According to some reports, Egyptian warplanes are bombing Islamist positions in the eastern city of Benghazi that is under the control of an umbrella group of Islamist militias. CIA-linked General Haftar sill controls the airport on the outskirts.

Libya army backs ex-general in new assault on Islamists

Benghazi - Libya's army threw its weight behind an ex-general who launched a new assault Wednesday to retake second city Benghazi from Islamist militias who have seized control of large parts of the turmoil-gripped country.

Op-Ed: Libyan clashes continues as UN seeks a ceasefire agreement

Tripoli - UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon made a surprise trip to Libya to Tripoli in support of an ongoing reconciliation process. Libya has two separate governments, one in Tripoli, and the elected internationally-recognized one in Tobruk.

'At least 21' dead in Libya clashes despite Ban peace call

Tripoli - At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in clashes between rival tribes west of Libya's capital that coincided with a visit by the UN chief, hospital sources said Sunday.

UN chief in Libya, calls for end to fighting

Tripoli - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on a surprise visit to Libya Saturday urged warring factions to end the turmoil gripping the North African nation since Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011.

Op-Ed: Libyan jihadist group pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Darnah - The militant group Ansar al-Shariah, accused by the U.S. of being behind the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador, declared an "Islamic emirate" in the eastern city of Derna, according to media reports from Libya.

Islamist militias in Tripoli and Benghazi reject peace talks

Tripoli - Islamist militias in Tripoli and also in Benghazi rejected the UN brokered peace talks that are aimed at ending the conflict between mostly Islamist militias and supporters of CIA-linked General Khalifa Haftar.

Dozens of Libyan troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

Benghazi - Dozens of soldiers were killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a Libyan army spokesman said Friday, as the UN threatened sanctions.

Op-Ed: In Libya attacks hit CIA-linked Haftar's air base in Benghazi

Benghazi - After being driven out of most of Benghazi CIA-linked Khalifa Haftar and his allies are holed up in the key Benina air base on the outskirts of Benghazi.
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