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Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military confrontation in Libya, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Rights group presses Haftar to investigate 'war crimes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights group presses Haftar to investigate 'war crimes'

Last month, footage posted to social media appeared to show Haftar loyalists carrying out summary executions and desecrating corpses.

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and ...

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab

Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

Russia said the Libyan currency worth $1.1 billion seized in Malta is not counterfeit. While the US has said a Russian state-owned company ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

The New Arab

Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied committing an act of retaliation by firing an internal watchdog, who lawmakers said was probing both arms ...

'Cut ties, declare war' with UAE: Libyan official urges

The New Arab

'Cut ties, declare war' with UAE: Libyan official urges

A Libyan GNA official is calling on his government to cut ties with the United Arab Emirates and officially consider the country an aggressor.

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

The New Arab & agencies

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take the Libyan ...

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's Haftar announces Ramadan truce after military setbacks

Libya Khalifa Haftar announced a Ramadan ceasefire after his forces suffered a series of defeats during intense fighting against forces allied ...

The New Arab

UAE shipped 11,000 tonnes jet fuel to Libya: reports

Two UAE firms have allegedly shipped jet fuel to renegade general Khalifa Haftar's forces in Libya.

Danya Hajjaji

Libya robotics team builds face shields for health workers

Despite depleting materials and wartime struggles, Tripoli-based LYBOTICS remains dedicated to building face shields for medical staff on the ...

Eastern Libya reports first coronavirus case

The New Arab & agencies

Eastern Libya reports first coronavirus case

After a number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed in western Libya, the outbreak is reported to have reached the country's east.

The New Arab

Haftar's foreign mercenary fleet potentially bringing coronavirus to Libya

Libya's UN-backed government has accused a Syrian airline linked to the Wagner group of risking bringing COVID-19 to the war-torn country via ...

Assad, Libya's Haftar announce alliance to combat 'Turkish aggression'

The New Arab

Assad, Libya's Haftar announce alliance to combat 'Turkish aggression'

Syrian authorities announced the formation of diplomatic relations with Libya's rogue General Khalifa Haftar on Sunday to combat Turkish ...

Algeria foreign minister meets Libya's UN-backed government officials

The New Arab

Algeria foreign minister meets Libya's UN-backed government officials

Algeria's foreign minister visited Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) in continued efforts to lead a peace process.

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David ...

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