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Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

UN: Mladenov turns down offer to lead UN mission

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN: Mladenov turns down offer to lead UN mission

Nickolay Mladenov, who will be stepping down as Middle East peace envoy, has decided not to replace Ghassan Salame as head of UN mission in Libya.

Libya talks end without naming govt

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Libya talks end without naming govt

The United Nations confirmed talks to appoint an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended on Sunday without discussing ...

UN-led Libya talks enter final day

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UN-led Libya talks enter final day

Hopes for a lasting peace remain unclear as a week of UN-led political talks come to a close.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution next week, but there has been disagreement between member states over who will be named ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

The UN envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, has condemned violations of the arms embargo imposed on the country, saying that scores of resupply ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN's ex-Libya envoy slams 'hypocrisy' of Security Council members

The United Nations' former Libya envoy Ghassan Salame announced his resignation in March, citing health reasons, nearly three ...

US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

The New Arab & agencies

US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

European diplomats say those responsible for the hold up in selecting a UN envoy for Libya 'carry a very heavy responsibility'.

The New Arab

Libya's Haftar, GNA agree to hold ceasefire talks: UN

Mounting calls from Libyans calling for peace have prompted the two warring sides of the conflict to agree to another round of ceasefire talks, ...

Libya unity govt recaptures two strategic coastal cities

The New Arab & agencies

Libya unity govt recaptures two strategic coastal cities

Mohammad al-Gammoudi, a GNA commander said the government seized Sorman and Sabratha after "six hours of fighting with air cover".

UN looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

The New Arab & agencies

UN looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

Some diplomats believe Egypt and the UAE, who back strongman Khalifa Haftar, pressured Washington to oppose the endorsement of the previous ...

Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy

The New Arab & agencies

Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly put forward former Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra as the UN envoy to Libya.

Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

The New Arab & agencies

Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday in Geneva amid a continued political deadlock.

The New Arab & agencies

UN says Libya peace talks will go ahead

Peace talks between Libya's rival group will go ahead on Wednesday 'as planned', the UN's Libya mission has said.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya ceasefire talks to resume in Geneva

After Libya's internationally-recognised government pulled out of Geneva talks after shelling by Khalifa Haftar's forces, a UN spokesman ...

Guma El-Gamaty

A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

Comment: Although the international players involved in Libya keep publicly affirming that the solution can only be political, many of them keep ...

The New Arab

Libya rival talks end without ceasefire deal

The UN has proposed a second round of negotiations for after talks between representatives of Libya's warring parties in Geneva this week ended ...

UN reports 'progress' as warring Libya rivals hold talks

The New Arab & agencies

UN reports 'progress' as warring Libya rivals hold talks

The UN's Libya envoy said the two sides were not meeting together but engaged in 'shuttle diplomacy' with separate meetings.

The New Arab

Guterres: UN 'committed' to Palestinian state on pre-1967 lines

Speaking exclusively to The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site, Antonio Guterres said that the UN remained committed to its resolutions ...

Libya rivals agree to turn truce into 'lasting ceasefire'

The New Arab

Libya rivals agree to turn truce into 'lasting ceasefire'

The UN's Libya envoy said Libya's warring factions have agreed on the principle of turning their shaky truce into a lasting ceasefire.

Turkish vessel spotted escorting 'military shipment' to Libya

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish vessel spotted escorting 'military shipment' to Libya

The cargo ship Bana docked in Tripoli port on Wednesday, a French military source said.

Will Libya's peace summit improve conditions for migrants?

Alessandra Bajec

Will Libya's peace summit improve conditions for migrants?

As hostilities continue in Libya and the conflict becomes more complicated with increasing foreign interference, the situation for migrants and ...

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