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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

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of Tarhuna.

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.

Russian and <em>Libyan</em> 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.

Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

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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.

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 of popular uprisings.

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

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Eastern Libyan rebel forces seize Turkish ship

The Turkish ship was reportedly headed for the western Libyan city of Misrata.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

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Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

Lawyers for the families of alleged victims of torture are targeting a pedigree Arabian show horse which has competed in international ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

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Russian plane flies Syrian fighters into Libya despite ceasefire

Haftar's key backer Russia has been flying in Syrian fighters to Libya's Sirte, sparking fears that he may launch an offensive on the port city despite the fragile ceasefire

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UN says Libya peace talks have been successful

The UN has said that peace talks between Libya’s two rival administrations, which took place in Egypt, have been "positive" and pave the way for ...

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

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Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

The fate of four Russian soldiers, assumed to be Wagner mercenaries, remains unconfirmed following a crash in central Libya.

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions three companies for violating Libya arms embargo

The EU has imposed sanctions on three companies who have allegedly violated the Libya arms embargo, one of them Turkish, amid concerns that the ...

Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

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Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

Protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have set fire to a government building as anti-corruption protests spread to other ...

Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

UAE delivers Israeli rocket launchers to Libya

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UAE delivers Israeli rocket launchers to Libya

Five Israeli LYNX rocket launchers were delivered to eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar by the UAE.

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