2014 Jun June 27th: Tarek Mitri, head of UNSMIL, praised the well-run HoR election Jul Aug Aug 25th: Libya’s neighbours hold Cairo conference Sep Sept 29th: UN sponsored Ghademes talks Oct Nov Nov 3rd: ISIS established in Derna and Thinni refuses to negotiate with ‘terrorists’ Nov 17th: Tweets sent by ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings at embassies in Tripoli Nov …

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On 11 January, Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), was formally received aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s only aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. On 14 January, Haftar summoned the senior LNA commanders from the east, west and south of Libya for a high-level meeting with HoR President.

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2014 Jun June 27th: Tarek Mitri, head of UNSMIL, praised the well-run HoR election Jul Aug Aug 25th: Libya’s neighbours hold Cairo conference Sep Sept 29th: UN sponsored Ghademes talks Oct Nov Nov 3rd: ISIS established in Derna and Thinni refuses to negotiate with ‘terrorists’ Nov 17th: Tweets sent by ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings at embassies in Tripoli Nov …

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2014 Jun June 27th: Prominent civil society activist, Salwa Bughagis, killed likely by Jihadists Jul July 14th: Libyan Abu Mahjan Al-Ta’ifi Brigade sends 50 men to Iraq to support ISIS Aug Sep Sept 8th: HoR moves against the Mufti, adding an overt religious dimension to the HoR/GNC conflict Oct Nov Nov 3rd: Shura Council of the Youth of Islam in …

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Although UNSMIL’s Chief Bernardino Leon and Libya’s Western partners continue to staunchly promote the undertaking of negotiations to follow up on the Ghadames process, hardly any positive developments have emerged from the country during the past week.

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The future of the UN-sponsored peace talks known as the Ghadames II dialogue is still uncertain. The talks had been due to go ahead on 9 December but were postponed at the last moment and rescheduled for 16 December.

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UN Special Representative to Libya, Bernardino Leon has continued his efforts this week to try to bring Libya’s warring parties together and to convince them to participate in the next round of UN-sponsored peace talks.

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The UNSMIL sponsored peace talks went ahead in Ghadames on 29 September and surprisingly heralded an agreement of sorts. Operation Libya Dawn made clear its objections to the talks right from the start calling on those boycotters of the House to suspend their participation in the dialogue.

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