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A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

Libya’s rival factions have begun exchanging prisoners in accordance with a UN brokered ceasefire deal, as Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar visited Tripoli

Libya's Haftar urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

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Libya's Haftar urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

Khalifa Haftar has called on his fighters to 'drive out' Turkish forces backing Libya's UN-recognised government

Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

Khalifa Haftar said Turkey, who extended its Libya troop deployment by 18 months on Tuesday, had one of two choices: "to leave peacefully or be ...

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

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Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Libya freed 18 fishermen, including eight Sicilians, after Italy's prime minister visited Benghazi to secure their release.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of popular uprisings.

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Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

A group of Sicilian fishermen held in Libya since September have been released from captivity.

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

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UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

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Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Libyans agreed to hold elections within 18 months amid UN-led talks in Tunisia.

UN condemns Libya lawyer's killing

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UN condemns Libya lawyer's killing

Hanan al-Barassi was shot in her car in the east of the country.

Libyan lawyer shot dead in <em>Benghazi</em>: security source

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Libyan lawyer shot dead in Benghazi: security source

A media figure in Libya, 46-year-old Barassi was known for giving voice to female victims of violence in videos that she then broadcast on ...

UN slams 'arbitrary detention' of east Libyans in Tripoli

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UN slams 'arbitrary detention' of east Libyans in Tripoli

The UN mission emphasised Libyan's rights to freedom of movement and called for the immediate release of those detained.

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Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

Friday's deal was signed in Geneva by military delegates from Libya's two main warring parties.

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

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UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

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US withdraws 2,500 troops amid uptick in Iraq attacks

Washington has withdrawn another 2,500 troops from Iraq as US assets in the country continue to be targeted in rocket attacks.

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

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Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by ...

Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

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Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US ...

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

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