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Op-Ed: Security arrangements being made for GNA move to Tripoli

Tripoli - Negotiations are taking place with a number of Tripoli militias who are prepared to accept the new government hoping to clear the way for the arrival of at least some of the new GNA ministers including the PM Faiez Serraj.

Op-Ed: Cheerleaders for Libya unity gov't ignore problems, opposition

Tunis - The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat, Morocco, on December 17 last year has a provision that requires the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) give a vote of confidence in the GNA before its term of office begins.

Op-Ed: UN again supporting a disastrous regime change in Libya

Tunis - The first regime change promoted by the UN was overthrowing the Gadaffi regime. Now, the UN is trying to overthrow both the internationally recognized government the House of Representatives (HoR) and the rival General National Congress (GNC).

Op-Ed: International cheerleaders rooting for UN-brokered Libyan GNA

Tunis - Since the formation of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) the international cheerleaders are lining up with their rhetorical chants of support for the Libyan GNA the UN and international power brokers are anxious to see up and running.

Op-Ed: Libyan GNA has been formed but it needs approval vote by HoR

Tunis - The Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has named 32 members of the cabinet. However, only seven of the nine-member Council voted, two having suspended their membership before the vote.

UN-brokered Libya Government of National Accord misses deadline

Tunis - According to the terms of the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) signed on December 17 in Skhirat, Morocco, the Government of National Accord(GNA) must be formed and its political program presented to the House of Representatives by midnight tonight.

Haftar allies reject security arrangements for new Libyan regime

Tripoli - Deputy Prime Minister of the UN-supported Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA), Ali Al-Gotrani, rejected the 18-member temporary security committee that might make it possible for the GNA to move to Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Libyan HoR unable to vote on GNA due to lack of quorum

Tobruk - The internationally-recognized Libyan government, the House of Representatives (HoR), met today to vote support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) brokered by the UN and signed on December 17 in Skhirat, Morocco.

Op-Ed: UN-sponsored Libyan GNA gains new allies but with conditions

Tripoli - Opposition to the UN-sponsored Government of National Accord(GNA) appears to be evaporating within the membership of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: Timeline for the new political road map in Libya for the GNA

Tripoli - Sam Zaptia, journalist and co-founder of the Libya Herald, has provided a useful outline and diagrams sketching the projected process of setting up the new Government of National(GNA) and then the approval of a new constitution and subsequent elections.

Op-Ed: Libya Political Agreement supported by U.N. Security Council

Rome - After a meeting in Tunis with select representatives of the Libya dialogue members, one member from each of the parliaments announced that the latest draft Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) had a target date of December 16 to be signed.

Op-Ed: Martin Kobler claims Libyan rival regimes close to a deal

Tripoli - For over a year now the UN has been trying to broker a deal between the two rival Libyan regimes but neither the House of Representatives(HoR) based in Tobruk or the General National Congress based in Tripoli have approved the Libya Political Agreement

Op-Ed: Neither of two rival regimes sign Libya Political Agreement

Tunis - Martin Kobler, The Special Representative of the Secretary-GeneraL(SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya(UNSMIL) finally issued an update on the progress of the Libya dialogue.

Op-Ed: Internationally-recognized Libyan regime suspends meeting on LPA

Tobruk - Both the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) in Tobruk and the rival General National Congress(GNC) have yet to vote on the latest draft of the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Agreement(LPA).

Op-Ed: Reality versus the multinational farce on Libya at the UN

New York City - There has been a high-level meeting on Libya at the UN in New York with representatives of over three dozen countries including the United States, Russia, China, the UK, Germany, France, and even Canada. The EU, AU, and Arab League had representatives.

Op-Ed: UN-sponsored Libya dialogue could extend beyond October 20

Tobruk - Special UN Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, who is managing the talks between the two rival Libyan governments, expected the two governments' negotiators to return to Skhirat in Morocco, where the talks are being held, early this week.

Op-Ed: Libyan prime minister again prevented from flying out of Libya

Tobruk - For the second time within a week, the Prime Minister of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) Libyan government, Abdullah al-Thinni, has been forcibly prevented from flying out of the country.

Op-Ed: Libyan government slams UN criticism of military campaign

Benghazi - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk has reacted angrily to a recent press release of the UN Support Mission in Libya's(UNSMIL) condemning the recently announced military operation in Benghazi.

Op-Ed: UN envoy convenes dialogue meeting without main participant

Skhirat - UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon is apparently convening a dialogue meeting, even though the internationally-recognized government, the House of Representatives(HoR), has reportedly rejected the latest agreement.

Op-Ed: Libyan prime minister stopped from flying to Malta

Bayda - The Prime Minister of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government, Abdullah al-Thinni, was prevented by security officials from departing on a flight to Malta for a meeting.

Op-Ed: Libyan dialogue on hold as Tobruk government rejects agreement

Skhirat - The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, had been optimistic after rival Libyan government negotiators had achieved a consensus supporting a revised fifth draft of the Libya Political Agreement(LPA) to create a new unity government.

Op-Ed: Libyan dialogue participants pressured to sign agreement

Tripoli - As is common with reporting on the Libyan dialogue what is most important is left out of most reports. The UN special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, is putting pressure on participants to reach a final deal by September 20.

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