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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

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root causes.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's ...

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Three Russians, Ukrainian freed in Libya: NGO head

The head of Defence of National Values, a Russian organisation that is part of a media group linked to sanctioned business man Yevgeny Prigozhin - made the announcement on Telegram.

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UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Russia warns Haftar against resuming Libya hostilities

Russia's foreign minister also pledged to aid Libya's Tripoli-based government.

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

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Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

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Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The visit by the high-level Egyptian delegation was the first of its kind since 2014.

Turkey vows 'retaliation' against attacks by east Libya strongman

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Turkey vows 'retaliation' against attacks by east Libya strongman

Attacks against Turkey by rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar will have consequences, the Turkish defence minister said on Sunday.

Turkish Defence Minister and delegation arrives in Libya

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Turkish Defence Minister and delegation arrives in Libya

The Turkish group arrived in Libya following the passing of a law to continue deployment of Turkish troops for an additional ...

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 ...

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Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

Government of National Accord chief Fayez al-Sarraj attended the ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of Libya's independence.

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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

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UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

The Council adopted a resolution that hands over responsibility for maintaining security to Sudan's transitional government.

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Turkey extends Libya troop deployment

Turkey's support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli helped stave off an offensive by ...

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ...

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 ...

Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

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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 ...

UN calls for exit <em>of</em> mercenaries from Libya

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UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

All mercenaries and foreign fighters in Libya must leave, an unanimous statement from the UN Security Council urged on Tuesday.

Putin's 'chef' pays Russian operatives released by Libya

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Putin's 'chef' pays Russian operatives released by Libya

Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladmir Putin, will reportedly support the two men with 18 million rubles ($246,420) ...

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