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Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights activists

UN announces start of <em>Libya</em> Central Bank audit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

How the West lost influence in Libya's <em>war</em>

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say they suffer endemic day-to-day racism.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

The US military has accused Russia of sending mercenaries to fight in Libya.

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

The New Arab Staff

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

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 ...

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

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 ...

Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

Eastern Libya's support for the of maritime borders agreement between Greece and Italy is intended to counter Turkish 'ambitions' in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's oil company says largest oil field shut down

The development comes after militias allied with the UN-government in the Libyan capital, backed by Turkey, gained the upper hand in the fighting last week.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian MP attacks Saudi, UAE for meddling in elections

Tunisian parliamentarian Abdul Latif Al-Alawi slammed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their foreign policy.

The New Arab & agencies

Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which ...

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

France intercepts tanker bound for <em>Libya</em>

The New Arab

France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab ...

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 ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in <em>Libya</em>

The New Arab

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

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