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In January, Russian President Vladmir Putin said that Russians in Libya were neither paid for nor represented by his government.

Comment: Although the international players involved in Libya keep publicly affirming that the solution can only be political, many of them keep privately fueling the war, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Guma El-Gamaty

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Comment: While the Berlin Conference had some promising elements, the fragile ceasefire has already been broken, endangering hopes for lasting peace, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Haftar hightails it from Russia, ending hopes for peace

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Haftar hightails it from Russia, ending hopes for peace

Comment: Haftar has shown he won't be dictated to by his backers, but he treads a fine line, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Egypt rejects Turkey-Libya maritime, security agreements

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt rejects Turkey-Libya maritime, security agreements

Egypt has written to the United Nations to reject two agreement between Turkey and Libya's UN-backed government.

Jalel Harchaoui

When Haftar obliterates years of diplomacy in Libya

Comment: By taking the military path, Khalifa Haftar has sacrificed - but also exploited - years of genuine diplomatic progress in Libya, writes Jalel Harchaoui.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A divided Europe is exacerbating turmoil in Libya

Comment: Europe is divided on Libya, largely owing to France's own self-interested policy of backing Khalifa Haftar, writes Jonathan ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Has Haftar killed the political process in Libya?

Comment: Haftar's attempt to take Tripoli means he can no longer be trusted as a political partner in the UN-backed political process, writes ...

The New Arab

UAE claims 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash of the UAE, an ally of Khalifa Haftar in Libya, said "extremist militias continue to ...

Libya's warlord Haftar wages war for power control

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's warlord Haftar wages war for power control

Comment: If Haftar is successful, it could derail any hopes of transitioning to a constitutional, democratic Libya, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya national conference postponed due to fighting

A national conference in Libya hoping to pave the way to elections has been postponed due to fighting in its capital.

Dozens killed in Libya as forces advance on Tripoli

The New Arab

Dozens killed in Libya as forces advance on Tripoli

Fighting in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has taken its toll with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and thousands fleeing the capital.

Resolving Libya's civil war

Giorgio Cafiero

Resolving Libya's civil war

Comment: A resolution to Libya's complex civil war rides largely on the actions of its foreign players, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Libya rivals agree to hold elections during UAE meeting

The New Arab

Libya rivals agree to hold elections during UAE meeting

Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the eastern commander Khalifa Haftar agreed on the need to hold ...

Fragile Libya a breeding ground for militant groups: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Fragile Libya a breeding ground for militant groups: UN

The UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has warned that Libya has been stumbling from one emergency to another over the last few weeks.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya envoy says spoke with Haftar, quashing death reports

The general's death or incapacitation could cause further upheaval in a country that has been mired in a civil war since May 2014.

The New Arab

Israel accuses slain Palestinian journalist of being 'a terrorist'

A Palestinian photographer shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday while covering protests on the Gaza border has been accused of being a ...

The New Arab & agencies

US air strike in Libya kills two jihadist 'leaders'

A US air strike coordinated with Libya's government killed two jihadist leaders on Saturday, the prime minister's spokesman said.

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan Tawergha families displaced in 2011 to return home

Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha after being driven out by militias following the 2011 uprising that evolved into a ruinous ...

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

The New Arab

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his plan ...

The New Arab

Italy migrant deal fuels deadly violence in Libya

A deal between Italy and militias in the Libyan city of Sabratha to stop migration to Europe has sparked deadly clashes as rival armed groups ...

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is to succeed, writes Guma ...

African leaders meet in Congo to discuss Libya crisis

The New Arab

African leaders meet in Congo to discuss Libya crisis

African Union leaders are in Congo's capital Brazzaville to discuss possible ways to end the war in Libya.

Paying off militias to prevent human trafficking won't work

Tim Eaton

Paying off militias to prevent human trafficking won't work

Comment: Paying off coastal militias will not fundamentally change the dynamics that drive the smuggling business in Libya and beyond, writes ...

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