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The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to unify the country.

Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

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Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

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Israel accuses Iran of 'environmental terrorism' after oil spill

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

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UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

Some 5000 Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries are reportedly preparing to leave Libya, as a UN team has arrived to oversee the withdrawal of ...

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Libya government urges UN experts to publish corruption claims

Libya's interim government called on UN experts to publish a report containing allegations of vote-buying during UN-led peace talks.

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How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

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Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face ...

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

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French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

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

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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 speaker flags March for government confidence vote

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

Myanmar envoy makes appeal for UN action against coup

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Myanmar envoy makes appeal for UN action against coup

Myanmar's envoy to the UN asked the international community to take action to end the junta's rule in the country.

Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

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Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

The head of Libya's parliament called the interim prime minister to form a "representative" government.

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Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

The Prime Minister-designate failed to meet a Thursday deadline to form a cabinet, while Egypt called on Dbeibah to exclude 'Islamists' from any upcoming cabinet.

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

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 ...

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

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Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

Fathi Bashagha's convoy was 'fired on from an armoured car' on Sunday, an official said.

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UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Ally of former US President Trump and private security contractor Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, NYT said, citing ...

UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

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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 ...

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

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Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressed support for Libya in talks with the neighbouring country's interim prime minister.

Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

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Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah has met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ending the war in Libya.

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