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Revised Unity Government Announced

Libya’s Presidential Council named a revised cabinet for a unity government late on Sunday. The list comprises 13 ministers and five ministers of state, reduced significantly from the 32-member government previosuly proposed. According to Reuters, two of the council’s nine members refused for a second time to put their signatures to the proposed government. Prime […]

Sanctions Against Parallel Institutions ‘an Option’

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Britain’s Ambassador to Libya has said that the parallel economic institutions established in the East of the country threaten the long term economic regeneration of Libya, and should not be encouraged. Addressing the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, Peter Millet said: “We have made clear time and again … […]

EU must Maintain its Aid to Libya, say MEPs

Economic disintegration and violence in Libya are worsening its fragility and enabling extremist organisations to flourish there, warned MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders, representing the EU foreign policy chief. Spillovers from Libya’s conflicts are also destabilising the Sahel region, they add. In a resolution voted on Thursday, MEPs urge the […]

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Libya Suspended from Voting in UN General Assembly

Libya has been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly for non-payment of dues. The suspension was made under Article 19 of the UN Charter, which states that a member state in arrears in the payment of its dues in an amount that equals or exceeds the contributions due for two preceding years can […]

Kobler: V Important that 2nd List of Ministers is Approved

Excerpts from SRSG for Libya Martin Kobler’s Press Conference in Shahat Following a Meeting with House of Representatives President Mr. Agila Saleh, Friday 05 February 2016. I just had a very long and a very fruitful meeting with the president of the House of Representatives. And you know it’s very cold here in Shahat today […]

Tunisia Builds Barrier Along Libya Border

Tunisia has completed the first part of the 125-mile (200-km) barrier along its border with Libya. The barrier, made of sand banks and water trenches, is intended to deter terrroism and smuggling. According to a report from BBC News, Tunisia’s defence minister, Farhat Horchani (pictured), said the second phase of the project would involve installing electronic […]