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"Positive Spirit" in Libyan Dialogue in Geneva

Participants in the UN-facilitated political dialogue in Geneva discussed on Monday 26 January 2015 issues on the agenda, including a future unity government, confidence building measures and a venue for future dialogue rounds. "I am confident that Libyans participating and those who hopefully will join the talks have a very clear determination to reach an […]

Video: Remarks by SRSG Bernardino Leon on Talks

Libyan parties convened on Monday 26 January 2015 a new round of dialogue hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This is a followup to the meeting held in Geneva on 14-15 January 2015. Participants will start discussing the items that were agreed on in […]

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New Round of Talks in Geneva this Week

Following extensive consultations with all the Libyan parties, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces plans to convene a new round of UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue to take place in Geneva this week. In addition to the main political track that commenced at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 14-15 January 2015 […]

EU Could Consider Oil Embargo

Reuters has seen a confidential European Union (EU) discussion paper that says an oil embargo is one of the options that could be used to press for a solution to the crisis in Libya. The paper urges caution, and says a starting point would be to request the UN to look into this possibility. Another […]

UNSMIL Welcomes Support for Dialogue

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed the decision announced on Sunday in Tripoli by Spokesman Omar Humeidan to join the new round of talks to reach a political solution to end the fighting. This step broadens the base of support for the process aimed at restoring security and stability to Libya. […]

Libyan Army Agrees Partial Ceasefire

BBC News reports that the Libyan army has declared a partial ceasefire from Midnight on Sunday, two days after some of the militias based in western Libya announced a unilateral truce. However, the army said its forces would adhere to the truce but would continue to pursue "terrorists". The decision comes after the first round […]

Progress Made in Geneva Talks

The rival factions participating in the United Nations-backed negotiations in Geneva have reportedly made progress, and have agreed to resume talks next week. The full text of the announcement from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is shown below: Participants in the Libyan dialogue hosted by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya […]

Video: Can Talks Bring Peace to Libya?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Hopes are running high as the UN sponsors talks in Geneva to end turmoil in Libya. Presenter: Adrian Finighan Guests: Anas Al Gomati - director of the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute; Manal Omar - from […]

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