Foreign ambassadors return to Libya under new government

Diplomats from France, Spain and UK return to Tripoli after two-year absence as UN-backed administration takes charge (The Guardian) France, Britain and Spain have sent ambassadors to Tripoli as the international community tries to show solidarity with the UN-brokered unity government forLibya. It is the diplomats’ first return since all …

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Libya’s U.N.-Backed Government Ventures Farther Into Tripoli

(New York Times) CAIRO — The leaders of Libya’s fragile new unity government cautiously expanded their authority in Tripoli on Friday, venturing from their fortified base in the city port to make public appearances in a downtown mosque and square, while political factions from nearby towns pledged their allegiance. The …

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Libyan politicians hit by EU sanctions over new government

(Left: Agilah Saleh, Right: Khalifa Ghweil) (BBC World) The European Union has imposed sanctions on three prominent Libyan politicians opposed to the installation of a UN-backed government. The sanctions target the leaders of two rival administrations that have been vying for power amid the chaos after the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. …

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Libya’s Unity Government Defies Air Blockade to Reach Tripoli

Fayez Serraj, the Libyan prime minister-designate, said Wednesday at a news conference in Tripoli that he would broker a cease-fire among Libya’s myriad factions and confront the Islamic state. (Credit Ismail Zitouny/Reuters) (New York Times) CAIRO — The Libyans who lead a United Nations-backed unity government traveled by sea early Wednesday to …

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Martin Kobler encourages Aguila to adopt the new list of ministers

(Libyan Press) During a lengthy conversation between the UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler,  and President of Tobruk’s Parliament, Aguila Saleh, Kobler has expressed that it is necessary for the Parliament to pass the second list of ministers provided by the Presidential Council. Kobler pointed out that the Presidential Council …

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Essebsi: Intervention in Libya will harm Tunisia

(Libyan Press) During a speech he gave yesterday, the Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, declared that any military intervention in Libya could harm Tunisia before benefiting any other state. Essebsi added that anyone who is considering intervention in Libya should consult with Tunisia first and that no state should assume …

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Mohammad Ammari rejoins Presidential Council

(Libyan Press) Member of the Presidential Council at the Government of National Accord, Mohammad Ammari, terminated his suspension of his membership after calls from United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, to reverse his decision and join the Presidential Council’s meeting on Wednesday. Ammari revealed that his rejoining of the council came …

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