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Turkey rejects Egypt's Libya ceasefire offer, preferring UN-led truce

11 June, 2020

Turkey's FM called the so-called Cairo declaration for a ceasefire in Libya 'stillborn', instead calling for a process led by the UN.

Palestinians refuse airborne virus aid from UAE

10 June, 2020

The Etihad Airways flight, which landed in Israel on Tuesday, was the second airborne delivery of humanitarian cargo by the UAE that the Palestinians say they have turned down.

US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7

10 June, 2020

Mike Pompeo's call came as the UN said it had held "productive" talks separately with officers from the unity government and rival forces backing military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

10 June, 2020

In today's roundup: Turkey continue to ease restrictions, Iran sends aid to Venezuela and another UAE cargo plane lands in Israel without consulting Palestinians.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

10 June, 2020

In today's roundup: Impending health crisis in the Sinai, outbreaks in UAE jails, Egypt opens gyms but prolongs curfew, Emirates lays off thousands more staff, and Iran's second wave climbs.

Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai

10 June, 2020

Migrants account for 90% of the workforce in the United Arab Emirates. The economic shutdown that came with Covid-19 has hit their communities hard.

Erdogan reaches 'agreements' with Trump over Libya conflict

09 June, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he reached "some agreements" with US counterpart Donald Trump over Libya during telephone talks.

Haftar ally UAE backs Egypt peace initiative in Libya

08 June, 2020

An Egyptian peace initiative in Libya has been supported by Khalifa Haftar's Emirati allies, according to a tweet by the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash.

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

07 June, 2020

Sirte is the home of killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi and a key gateway to the country's major oil fields in the east.

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

07 June, 2020

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

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