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Ulf Laessing

Libyan Sufis celebrate Prophet's birthday despite security fears

Nov 20 2018

TRIPOLI Hundreds of Libyan Sufis packed the narrow streets of Tripoli's walled old city to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's birthday on Tuesday, chanting hymns to the beat of drums and cymbals.

Exclusive: Libya sees currency stabilizing next year, squeezing militia

Nov 20 2018

TRIPOLI Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax helps the official and black market exchange rates converge at less than 3 dinars to the dollar, the Tripoli-based deputy prime minister said.

Rival Libya leaders meet for first time since May, PM OKs 2019 vote

Nov 13 2018

PALERMO, Italy Libya's two main rival leaders met for the first time in more than five months at a conference hosted by Italy on Tuesday and the prime minister endorsed a United Nations plan for an election next year.

Rival Libya leaders meet for first time since May

Nov 13 2018

PALERMO, Italy/BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 13 Libya's two main rival leaders met on Tuesday for the first time in more than five months, as Italy hosted a conference seeking to reconcile the country's rulers a week after the United Nations shelved plans to hold an election next month.

UPDATE 5-Libya rivals arrive for Italy summit after election shelved

Nov 12 2018

PALERMO, Italy, Nov 12 The rulers of Libya's rival east and west were gathering at a summit for the first time in more than five months on Monday, a week after the United Nations buried plans to hold an election next month.

Exclusive: U.N. envoy wants Libya election by June after Libyans decide format

Nov 12 2018

PALERMO, Italy The U.N. envoy for Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June after he scrapped a December plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll's format.

Italy hosts Libya conference to push new U.N. peace plan

Nov 12 2018

PALERMO, Italy Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilize the troubled North African country after a initiative to hold elections next month failed.

UPDATE 1-Italy hosts Libya conference to push new U.N. peace plan

Nov 12 2018

* U.N. wants economy, security to be at heart of talks (Adds quotes from Italian prime minister, U.N. envoy)

Italy hosts Libya conference to push new U.N. peace plan

Nov 11 2018

PALERMO, Italy, Nov 12 Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilize the troubled North African country after a initiative to hold elections next month failed.

Libya should start process for elections in spring: U.N. envoy

Nov 08 2018

TUNIS Libya should start the process to hold an election in spring 2019 only after a national conference to discuss its ongoing conflict, the U.N. Libya envoy said on Thursday, officially burying the unlikely idea of a vote next month.

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