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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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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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