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Op-Ed: UN envoy speaks about Libya situation

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame spoke to the UN Security Council about the situation in Lbya on November 16. He announced his action plan back in September of this year.

UN members in Libya released after convoy ambushed

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) members whose convoy was ambushed near the town of Al-Zawiya are understood to be free and in a safe place.

Op-Ed: Lebanese academic to be new head of UN mission in Libya

The former Lebanese Minister of Culture from 2000 to 2003, Ghassan Salame has been appointed as the new UN envoy to Libya by the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterres according to a number of media sources.

Op-Ed: No solutions after two day meeting of Libyan Political Dialogue

After a two-day meeting of members of the Libyan Political Dialogue that discussed the political process and obstacles to implementing the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) no new suggestions were made to resolve the political crisis.

Op-Ed: Joint statement on Libya by Arab League, African Union and UN

On the 25th of October the League of Arab States, African Union and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held a meeting to discuss the situation in Libya.

Op-Ed: UN envoy's recent statement on the situation in Libya

Niamey - At the 9th Ministerial Meeting of Libyan Neighbouring Countries in Niamey, Niger, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Martin Kobler, made a statement on the situation in Libya. This article comments on that statement.

Op-Ed: UN and most countries ignore results of negative vote in Libya

Tobruk - Finally after many meetings in which there was no quorum or no vote was taken due to disruptions, the Tobruk-based House of Representives (HoR) met and took a confidence vote in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: United Nations statement on Tunis Libyan Dialogue talks

Tunis - Now that the Libyan Political Dialogue talks held in Tunis from July 16 to 18 are over, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya has issued a press release.

Op-Ed: The strategy of the UN in Libya

Tripoli - The UN has one overriding aim in Libya: to create a unity government or Government of National Accord (GNA) which can then ask for military aid to fight the Islamic State, and for help to deal with migration to Europe.

Op-Ed: UN report on ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbours

Tunis - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) website recently released the statement of Special Representative of the Secretary General, Martin Kobler, at the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of Libya's Neighboring Countries.

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: Violations of the Libyan Political Agreement and the UN

Skhirat - In order to try and get the Government of National Accord up and running the United Nations has accepted numerous violations of the Libya Political Agreement as signed on December 17 in Skhirat, Morocco.

Op-Ed: UN appears to be bypassing HoR vote of confidence in GNA

Tunis - There is no news release from Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) about the meeting today in Tunis for talks tomorrow.

Op-Ed: Kobler reports on Libyan situation to UN Security Council

Tobruk - Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, has just recently issued a news release of his report to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya.

Op-Ed: UN and Government of National Accord face a dilemma in Libya

Tripoli - The United Nations and the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) face a dilemma in Libya, after the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) failed to pass a vote of confidence in the GNA.

Op-Ed: GNC Libyan government cuts short UN envoy's news conference

Tripoli - Yesterday, Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, met in Tripoli with the president of the General National Congress(GNC) to discuss the Libya Political Accord.

Op-Ed: UN approval of Libyan GNA could pave way for foreign intervention

Tripoli - Today, the UN Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) together with the associated Government of National Acoord (GNA).Several articles now suggest the GNA will ask for foreign aid in fighting the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Haftar may remain as commander of Libyan National Army

Tripoli - On December 17th in Tunis, the UN-sponsored Libya Political Agreement(LPA) was signed by some members of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) based in Tobruk and the rival General National Congress(GNC) based in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: UN announces LPA signing to go ahead tomorrow

Skhirat - The Special Representative of the Secretary General(SRSG) Leon Kobler has announced that the scheduled signing of the Libya Political Agreement(LPA) will go ahead as planned.

Op-Ed: UN will force LPA on Libya to prepare for military intervention

Tripoli - The UN dialogue process was supposed to result in a political agreement(LPA) between the two rival Libyan governments as well as an agreed Government of National Accord(GNA).

Op-Ed: Libya — 2 rival regimes and now 2 rival unity government plans

Tripoli - The situation in Libya is becoming more and more complicated. New UN envoy Martin Kobler, since taking over the job on November 17, has been pushing the two rival governments to sign on to the UN-brokered Libya Political Agreement(LPA).

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: Martin Kobler to replace Leon as UN Libyan envoy on November 17

New York City - As of tomorrow, November 17, veteran German diplomat Martin Kobler will assume his position as Special Representative of the Secretary-General(SRSG) and also Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Op-Ed: Ignoring reality UN urges Libyan parties to sign flawed agreement

Tripoli - As far as the UN Security Council is concerned the conflict of interest scandal faced by Bernardino Leon might as well not exist. In its most recent press release no mention is even made of the issue.

Op-Ed: UN Support Mission in Libya shows it cannot be trusted

Tripoli - The UN spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric announced yesterday that Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon will continue in his post until a transition to his successor German Diplomat Martin Kobler.

Op-Ed: GNC Libyan government wants explanation from UN of Leon's hiring

Tripoli - The General National Congress(GNC) Libyan government based in Tripoli has demanded an explanation from UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon for hiring Bernardino Leon, claiming he was biased against the GNC government.

Op-Ed: German diplomat to take over as UN special envoy in Libya

Tripoli - A veteran diplomat from Germany, Martin Kobler, will face the daunting task of taking over the peace talks from former UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, who is leaving his post on Friday.

Op-Ed: Reports differ on helicopter crash near Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli - There are varying reports about the number on board the helicopter that went down and how many were killed, but there is also disagreement about whether the helicopter was even shot down.

Op-Ed: UN-brokered Libyan peace agreement dialogue to resume on Thursday

Tripoli - Bernardino Leon, UN special envoy for Libya, who directs the peace dialogue, has said, after two days of talks earlier in Geneva, that he wants to reach agreement on the fifth draft of a peace agreement by the end of August.

Op-Ed: Geneva Libyan dialogue talks end on positive note

Geneva - After meeting for two days at the UN offices in Geneva, participants in the latest round of the Libyan Political Dialogue concluded discussions yesterday. Bernardino Leon, the UN special representative to Libya, presided over the talks.
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