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Kobler Welcomes Calls for Swift Endorsement of Agreement

SRSG Kobler Welcomes Calls by the Majorities for Swift Endorsement of the Libyan Political Agreement The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, welcomes the recent declaration by 92 members of the House of Representatives endorsing in principle the Libyan Political Agreement and the […]

Tobruk Rejects UN Proposal

Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), has reportedly decided to reject a United Nations proposal for a Government of National Accord (GNA). Reuters quotes parliament member and general rapporteur Saleh Ghalma as saying that “the majority of the HoR members rejected the U.N.-proposed unity government in today’s meeting and called for the peace […]

No Agreement Yet on Leon’s Proposals

A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) broke up on Monday evening without making a decision on whether to accept the draft peace agreement or the proposed names for the Presidential Council, reports Libya Herald. The meeting, which started late as there were insufficient members present to make up a quorum, heard criticism from […]

Govt Suspends Participation in Talks

Libya’s elected parliament, the House of Representatives, voted on Monday to suspend its participation in the U.N.-sponsored talks between Libya’s rival parties. A spokesman, quoted by Reuters, cited the double suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants in the eastern town of Qubbah on Friday, which killed 45 people, as a reason […]

OPEC Picks a Side in Libyan Conflict

Before the annual summit of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna last week, it was not clear which of the two rival Libyan governments would be invited to attend the gathering. According to a report from Middle East Eye, both the government of Prime Minister Abdulla al-Thinni in Tobruk and another, led by a […]

GNC Hires Canada-based Lobbyist

Montreal-based consultancy firm Dickens & Madson has filed a disclosure with the US Department of Justice listing a company “supervised by Libya’s GNC government in Tripoli” as a client. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the construction company Anayurt has paid D&M $2 million to lobby the US and other governments: “[Dickens […]

UNSMIL Studying Supreme Court Ruling

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) takes note of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and will be studying it closely. In this regard, UNSMIL is consulting closely with Libyan stakeholders across the political spectrum, and with international partners. At this critical moment, UNSMIL calls on all parties to place the national interest above all […]

Supreme Court ‘Invalidates’ Elected Parliament

Libya’s supreme court has invalidated the country’s internationally-recognised parliament, the House of Representatives, following a legal challenge. According to a report from BBC News, the court said the parliament was unconstitutional. Libyan MP Abu Bkr-Bouiera said that the ruling was “baseless” and said it was “a step towards dividing the country”. (Source: BBC News)