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Washington has called for a UN-backed ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign military personnel from Libya.

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

Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

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Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

Turkey earlier this year stepped up its support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord after Haftar launched an offensive in April 2019 to seize the capital.

Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

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Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, ...

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

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Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

Libya's rogue general has reportedly lost over $55 million to western mercenaries and businessmen in purchased war apparatus that never turned ...

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Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader buried in Damascus

Ramadan Shallah was buried following the afternoon prayers in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.

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Malta takes in 400 migrants living on boats

The migrants were stranded on boats near Malta's territorial waters before they were allowed to come to shore

Former head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad dies

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Former head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad dies

The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Shallah, has died at the age of 62 after spending over three years in a coma

The New Arab & agencies

Malta to open migrant coordination centres in Libya

The move comes as Malta's ports remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

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Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

Russia said the Libyan currency worth $1.1 billion seized in Malta is not counterfeit. While the US has said a Russian state-owned ...

<em>Malta</em> seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

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Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm, the US State Department said.

Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

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Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

Malta's PM signed an agreement on Mediterranean migrant crossings with GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj, including the establishment of two ...

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

The New Arab & agencies

Alarm over dozens of missing refugees in Mediterranean

Europe's coast guard agency said it was looking for a dinghy believed to be carrying dozens of migrants when it went missing after setting sail ...

IMF grants $745 million to Tunisia for Covid-19 response

The New Arab & agencies

IMF grants $745 million to Tunisia for Covid-19 response

The IMF has granted Tunisia $745 to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab & agencies

Migrant rescue ship hunts for port amid coronavirus lockdown

German NGO Sea Eye is the only migrant rescue organisation still working in the Mediterranean during the global coronavirus crisis.

Rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappears in the Mediterranean

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Rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappears in the Mediterranean

A rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappeared earlier this month and is feared to have become an "invisible shipwreck".

EU member states set to recognise Palestine: report

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EU member states set to recognise Palestine: report

Jean Asselborn will put forward the initiative to EU members states at a meeting on Monday, seeking joint European recognition of a Palestinian ...

Lebanon's revolution finds an unlikely parallel in <em>Malta</em>

Lara Uhlenhaut

Lebanon's revolution finds an unlikely parallel in Malta

Comment: In both her native Malta, and her adopted Lebanon, Lara Uhlenhaut sees a clear political awakening; a new generation ...

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