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Op-Ed: Eastern commander threatens UN-supported government again

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government based in eastern Libya gave the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) 6 months to reach a reconciliation.

Op-Ed: Libyan unity government foreign minister's claim creates trouble

At a press conference in Algiers, Mohammed Siyala the foreign affairs minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord issued a controversial statement about Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the armed forces of the rival eastern government.

Op-Ed: Libyan Political Dialogue claims it amended political agreement

Hammamet - According to a report from the Libya Observer, the Libyan Political Dialogue committee agreed to six proposals amending the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) that had been agreed to by an earlier Dialogue group at Skhirat Morocco back on December 17, 2015.

Op-Ed: Libyan Political Agreement under fire along with unity government

For ages now there has been a constant refrain from supporters of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the UN envoy Martin Kobler that the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) is the only way forward in Libya.

Op-Ed: Mattia Toaldo's analysis of the Libyan Situation

Dr. Mattia Toaldo, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, recently released an extensive analysis of the present situation in Libya giving considerable background to help understand the present situation.

Op-Ed: UN to convene meeting of faction members in Tunis

Tunis - The UN has convened a consultative meeting of members of factions supporting the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) and the rival House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: HoR meets again today with no quorum to vote on Libyan GNA

Tobruk - As has happened many times before, the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) met today but lacked a quorum and so was unable to vote confidence in UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libyan court declares new constitution draft illegal

Bayda - The Administrative Department of Al-Bayda Appeals Court ruled that the amendment to the voting quorum of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) was illegal.

Op-Ed: Libyan GNA Presidency council may be reduced from 9 to 3

Tobruk - The Libya Observer reports that the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) may have a reduced number in the Presidency Council when it comes up at the next vote of confidence by the internationally recognized House or Representatives (HoR).

Op-Ed: Presidency Council of GNA misses 2nd deadline

Skhirat - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) government was to meet yesterday to give a vote of confidence in the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Members of HoR meet in Tobruk to vote on GNA today

Tobruk - Six more members of the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Libya who have been boycotting sessions arrived in Tobruk to participate in the upcoming vote on the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: HoR may debate new Libyan GNA on Monday

Tobruk - The Libya Herald reports the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), meeting in Skhirat, Morocco, has agreed to a reduced cabinet of 12 ministries together with the nine members of the Presidential Council.

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.

Op-Ed: UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, to meet with president of GNC

Tripoli - UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Martin Kobler, or the new head of the United Nations Support Mission In Libya, will reportedly meet with Abu Sahmain, the president of the General National Congress(GNC), on New Year's Day.

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: Questions on signing of Libyan Political Agreement on December 16

Tunis - Martin Kobler, now often referred to as SRSG or Special Representative of the Secretary General in Libya, has just released a new statement that sets December 16th as the target date for signing the UN-brokered Libya Political Agreement(LPA).

Op-Ed: New UN envoy to Libya to restart talks on unity government

Tripoli - This is the first day on the job for veteran German diplomat Martin Kobler as Special Envoy from the UN to Libya. Kobler takes over from Bernardino Leon, who leaves under a cloud.

Op-Ed: UN envoy Leon may not take high-paying job in UAE

New York City - There are signs that UN Special Envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon may be reconsidering his acceptance of a high-paying job as head of a diplomatic college in the UAE.

Op-Ed: GNC Libyan government threatens flood of refugees to EU

Tripoli - The General National Congress(GNC) Libyan government based in Tripoli issued a veiled threat to the EU that if it was not recognized by the EU then it could send "hundreds of thousands" more migrants to Europe.

Op-Ed: UN envoy tries to force HoR Libya government to sign peace deal

Tobruk - The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya(UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon, claimed that the international community might not recognize the House of Representatives(HoR) unless the group approves the Libya Political Agreement(LPA) brokered by the UN.

Op-Ed: UN deadline passes with no sign of a Libyan unity government

Tobruk - Many news reports claim that the parliaments of both rival Libyan governments have rejected the Libya Political Agreement(LPA), which would have formed a Government of National Accord(GNA) to take over as of today.

Op-Ed: No breakthrough on Libyan Political Agreement as deadline nears

Tripoli - Not long ago a meeting at the UN touted the new Libyan Political Agreement(LPA) that UN special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, negotiated with the two rival Libyan governments.

Op-Ed: Khalifa Haftar's Plan B for Libya

Tobruk - A recent article in the Middle East Eye describes what the author, Mattio Toaldo, calls Khalifa Haftar's Plan B. The plan would replace that of the UN to create a unity Government of National Accord(GNA) supported by the existing two rival governments.

Op-Ed: UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon to be replaced

New York - The Libya Herald reports that Bernardino Leon the UN Special Envoy to Libya will be replaced by Martin Kobler, a German diplomat, in the coming weeks.

Op-Ed: Rival Libyan governments to consider amended agreement this week

Skhirat - Libya's two competing governments, the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) in Tobruk and the General National Congress(GNC) in Tripoli, are set to debate the final draft of the UN-brokered Libya Political Agreement(LPA).

Op-Ed: 27 GNC members meet with UN's Leon in Istanbul on Libya talks

Geneva - Bernardino Leon, the UN special envoy to Libya, is meeting today (Sept. 1) with 27 members of the General National Congress (GNC) government in Istanbul. The Tripoli-based GNC is the rival to the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR).

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