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The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the country.

UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

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UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

Some 5000 Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries are reportedly preparing to leave Libya, as a UN team has arrived to oversee the withdrawal of foreign fighters.

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

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UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

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Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

The Prime Minister-designate failed to meet a Thursday deadline to form a cabinet, while Egypt called on Dbeibah to exclude 'Islamists' from any upcoming cabinet.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

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Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah has met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ending the war in Libya.

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New Libya PM promises a peaceful political transition

Newly selected Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah addressed the Libyan nation on Saturday, giving the first steps of the transition towards ...

Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

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Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

In rare televised comments, al-Sisi said the appointment of the interim government, which includes a three-member Presidential Council and a ...

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Libyan election vow must be honoured: UN

The 75 participants at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum have until Friday to select a prime minister and a three-member presidency council ...

Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

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Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

The 75 participants at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum have until Friday to select a prime minister and a three-member presidency council ...

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for posts

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Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for posts

The process aims to quickly fill several strategic posts in order to facilitate collaboration with an interim executive body set to be elected ...

Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

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Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

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What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ceasefire to be adopted as soon as possible.

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Comment: A resolution to Libya's enduring conflict will require resolving how oil revenues are distributed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

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Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

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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.

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Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

At UN-held talks in Tunisia, Libyans agreed to hold elections in December 2021.

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

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Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Libyans agreed to hold elections within 18 months amid UN-led talks in Tunisia.

Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

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Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

Military leaders from Libya's warring sides are holding the first face-to-face military talks inside Libya since last year's attack on the ...

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