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The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

<em>Libya</em> unity government accuses rival Haftar of seeking coup

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Libya unity government accuses rival Haftar of seeking coup

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has accused strongman Khalifa Haftar of looking to stage a coup after he claimed to have a popular mandate to rule the country.

Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

Hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

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Hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

The Islamic pilgrimage takes the faithful along a path traversed by the Prophet Muhammad some 1,400 years ago.

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Libya forces arrest suspected Al-Qaeda leaders in Tripoli raid

Several leaders of the militant group, along with a large cache of weapons and documents, were allegedly found in the raid on a Tripoli suburb.

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UN envoy criticises EU 'blindness' on Libya migrant crisis

The UN's special envoy on migration in the Mediterranean has accused the EU of 'blindness' on the plight of migrants in Libya after a ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Outlaw' captain arrested in Italy after rescuing forty refugees

Five countries have said they will take in the forty asylum seekers who were rescued at sea 17 days ago.

Sarra Majdoub

Sudan: Who is Hemedti? The man behind the massacres

Comment: Hemedti could become a Frankenstein's monster, annihilating any hope of a new Sudan, and turning against those who enabled his rise, ...

<em>Libya</em>: Scores dead in IS attack on Haftar forces

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Libya: Scores dead in IS attack on Haftar forces

Libyan officials said the Islamic State militant group launched an attack on forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on Saturday.

The New Arab

Who is Khalifa Haftar, Libya's CIA-linked rogue general-turned-warlord?

The former Gaddafi henchman has made influential friends in diverse political arenas in his journey from military man to warlord.

Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

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Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

Two ships carrying refugees were allowed to dock after EU states agreed to take in refugees.

Hundred migrants missing in Mediterranean after shipwreck

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Hundred migrants missing in Mediterranean after shipwreck

Three bodies of babies have been recovered, who were drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, when the boat taking them Europe sank.

Woman killed in IS attack on <em>Libya</em> police station

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Woman killed in IS attack on Libya police station

The area surrounding Ajdabiya, a city 160 kilometres east of Benghazi, is often hit by IS targeting forces from strongman Khalifa Haftar's ...

Misrata and Zintan reconciliation bypasses UN bureaucrats

Guma El-Gamaty

Misrata and Zintan reconciliation bypasses UN bureaucrats

Comment: The recent, locally driven reconciliation accord has upstaged UN efforts, putting Libyan leaders back in the driving seat, writes Guma ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fears over new Calais 'jungle' in EU capital

Hundreds of refugees have set up camp in downtown Brussels, just two miles from the EU headquarters, as fears rise that a new Calais 'jungle' is emerging.

The New Arab

East Libya closes Sudan consulate over alleged people smuggling

The east Libyan government closed the Sudanese consulate in the south-eastern city of Kufra, a major smuggling route for migrants.

Robert Cusack

Libya's Haftar hosts UAE military leader in Benghazi

General Khalifa Haftar invited Major General Eisa Saif al-Mazrouei to his Rajma headquarters in Benghazi to discuss their on-going co-operation.

The New Arab & agencies

More than 900 refugees rescued off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian refugees attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday.

Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya's 'unity government'

Valerie Stocker

Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya's 'unity government'

In-depth: Violence and protests in Libya's capital shed light on the manifold divisions that impede the country's unity government from imposing ...

The New Arab & agencies

250 migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, a Spanish charity said Thursday.

Outside interference is fuelling discord in <em>Libya</em>

Guma El-Gamaty

Outside interference is fuelling discord in Libya

Comment: While Gaddafi built a reputation for getting involved in other countries' business, Libya is now on the receiving end of ...

Syrian regime welcomes far-right politician and 'worst Belgian ever'

Robert Cusack

Syrian regime welcomes far-right politician and 'worst Belgian ever'

The Syrian regime has received support from most of Europe's far right political parties, but neglects to mention this fact to its citizens.

Mystery surrounds death of UAE former policeman in <em>Libya</em>

Robert Cusack

Mystery surrounds death of UAE former policeman in Libya

Yousef Saqr Ahmad Mubarak, a former Dubai police officer, was murdered in suspicious and unexplained circumstances in a Libyan prison on January ...

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