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Opinion: It is too early to call the Libya peace process a success

Opinion: It is too early to call the Libya peace process a success

Exhausted by a decade of conflict, Libyans have moved surprisingly fast to implement a peace deal that some thought impossible only a few months ago. Deep-rooted internal divisions, greed among leaders, and the shadow of external patrons, may yet frustrate the quest for peace. 
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EU in passionate appeal to end violence in the Middle East and address the root causes of the conflict

EU in passionate appeal to end violence in the Middle East and address the root causes of the conflict

"The EU’s priority and message in this context remains clear: violence must end now. There is an urgent need to address the root causes of the conflict and to find a political pathway, which allows for a return to meaningful negotiations towards a two-state solution based on the internationally agreed parameters.  Both Israelis and Palestinians alike have the right to live in safety and security, freedom and democracy. These constant cycles of violence must be brought to an end."

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Eastern government recognises Libya's unity government

Eastern government recognises Libya's unity government

The eastern-based government of Libya officially recognised the new Government of National Unity (GNU). A delegation of the GNU, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Hussein Al-Gatrani, arrived in Benghazi, and received the office location from the now-former eastern government. The handover processes will occur on Wednesday and Thursday. 
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Saudi Arabia proposes peace initiative for Yemen

Saudi Arabia proposes peace initiative for Yemen

In line with the regional and international efforts to bring peace to Yemen, Saudi Arabia’ foreign minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, announced yesterday an initiative to end the war in Yemen. The initiative comes at a tense time for the Saudis as the Houthis upscale their attacks on vital energy and logistics infrastructure in the Kingdom. In Yemen itself, no side is winning in the multiple front lines across Yemen and the ramifications on the populations could not be worse.
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Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the Novruz holiday from the city of Shusha

Aliyev addresses Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the Novruz holiday from the city of Shusha

In an emotional address to the nation on the occasion of the start of the traditional Novruz holiday, Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev addressed his countrymen from the city of Shusha in Nagorno-Karabakh, which has recently reverted back to Azerbaijani control following the 44-day Karabakh war.
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Civilians suffer most from escalation in Yemen fighting

Civilians suffer most from escalation in Yemen fighting

The recent military campaign in the Yemeni province of Marib threatens local populations first and foremost. The military operations, which mostly are hit and run operations, threaten to displace at least 385,000 people, said the UN migration agency. Marib is home to about 800,000 IDPs who fled during various stages of the 5 six-year-old conflict.
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Yemen swerves between war and peace amid a humanitarian catastrophe

Yemen swerves between war and peace amid a humanitarian catastrophe

The rebel Houthi Movement has rejected a US peace proposal that was part of the incoming Biden administration new strategy for the region. The EU remains engaged with the Yemeni issue and also on Friday High Representative Josep Borrell spoke with the Yemeni foreign minister Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak.