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UN Libya special envoy Salame steps down

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | The UN’s envoy to war-plagued Libya, Ghassan Salame, announced his resignation on Monday citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking up the post. “I tried to unite Libyans and restrain foreign interference… but for health reasons I can no longer continue with this level …

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War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc’s desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent’s conflicts. The AU leadership has complained about being overlooked in Libya-related peacemaking efforts, which have been led primarily …

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Berlin peace plan for Libya: main points

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Key players in the Libya crisis and world leaders held a high-stakes summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss the way forward to end the conflict. Here are the main points they agreed on their final communique, to be put forward as a UN Security …

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UN: Stop interfering in Libya affairs

Libya ‘needs foreign interference to stop’: UN envoy Berlin, Germany | AFP |  International players must stop meddling in the Libyan conflict, the UN’s special envoy told AFP on Saturday, on the eve of a summit of world powers to try to bring peace to the North African nation. “All …

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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. In the article, published on Saturday on the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the EU’s …

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Saudi Arabia slams Turkish approval of Libya deployment

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the Turkish parliament’s approval of a military deployment to Libya, which is aimed at shoring up the UN recognised government in Tripoli. Turkey’s parliament approved the deployment on Thursday following a request for assistance by the beleaguered Government of …

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Libya MPs call for break with Turkey over military deal

Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Libyan deputies voted Saturday for a break in diplomatic relations with Turkey over its controversial agreements with the UN-recognised government that is contested inside the North African country. At an emergency meeting in the eastern city of Benghazi, parliament also urged the international community to …

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Haftar calls on Libyans to prepare to fight Turkey

Benghazi, Libya | AFP |  Libya’s military strongman Khalifa Haftar has called on all Libyans to take up arms in response to a prospective military intervention from Turkey aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli. The beleaguered Tripoli government, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has been under sustained attack …

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Turkey’s Erdogan visits Tunisia amid Libya tensions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his counterpart in Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss the conflict in neighbouring Libya, whose UN-recognised unity government has signed a military deal with Ankara. “We discussed ways to cooperate to reach a cease-fire in Libya and restart the political …

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