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Italy and Greece's prime ministers joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as participates in a UN-sponsored peace process.

The formal appointment of Joanna Wronecka as UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon will be announced soon.

UN chief calls for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN chief calls for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

In his report, discussed by Security Council members on Wednesday, UN chief Antonio Guterres said there has reportedly been "no reduction of foreign forces or their activities in central Libya".

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF ...

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

The UN special envoy to Libya met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in a bid to unite rival factions ahead of December elections.

The New Arab Staff

Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

Johnson voiced his support for Libya's political process, while Turkey vowed to retain its military presence in the country

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

The New Arab Staff

UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

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

Lebanon rules out normalisation ahead of Israel border talks

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon rules out normalisation ahead of Israel border talks

Lebanon will only discuss the maritime border dispute with Israel in indirect talks tomorrow, Aoun said, ruling out the possibility of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Alessandra Bajec

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Fuelled by widespread anger at growing economic hardship and corruption, Tripoli is leading the way in Lebanon's new wave of protests.

UN Mideast envoys urge warring parties to end fighting

The New Arab & agencies

UN Mideast envoys urge warring parties to end fighting

In the wake of the pandemic, UN envoys urged warring parties to sustain existing cease-fires, and work to achieve longer-term resolutions to the ...

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

The New Arab

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

Lebanon’s new cabinet has approved a political and economic plan to steer the country out of crisis, but protesters have called the statement ...

The New Arab

‘Stop wasting time’ in government talks, says Lebanon’s Hariri

Saad al-Hariri has come out and said politicians need to stop delaying and form a new government as protests intensify.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese anti-bank protests continue for second night

Four months into a protest movement against Lebanon's political class, demonstrators have channelled their exasperation at the banks.

The New Arab

37 injured as Lebanese protesters attack Beirut banks

Lebanese protesters have attacked banks in downtown Beirut in response to arbitrarily imposed restrictions on money withdrawal and transfers, as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese block roads as petrol stations strike

Filling station owners announced the walkout from Thursday over mounting losses due to a dollar liquidity crunch.

UN warns against violence after Hezbollah attacks Lebanon protests

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns against violence after Hezbollah attacks Lebanon protests

Protesters remained defiant Monday after supporters of main Shia groups Hezbollah and Amal attacked demonstrators overnight, sparking a UN call ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli drone attack a 'declaration of war': Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said that an Israeli drone attack on Beirut constitutes a 'declaration of war' by the Jewish state.

UN chief names veteran diplomat to be Lebanon envoy

The New Arab & agencies

UN chief names veteran diplomat to be Lebanon envoy

Jan Kubis, a former foreign minister of Slovakia, will take over from Pernille Dahler Kardel of Denmark, who was acting ...

IS left behind over '200 mass graves' in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

IS left behind over '200 mass graves' in Iraq

The UN says the graves left behind by the Islamic State group could contain up to 12,000 victims, and hold vital evidence of war crimes.

Iraq army puts Basra on lock-down amid protest turmoil

The New Arab

Iraq army puts Basra on lock-down amid protest turmoil

Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for Iraqi officials to address the violence in Basra or resign, after another protester was killed by ...

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