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There are more than 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel in Libya, according to diplomats.

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

Libyan prime minister warns of attempts to restart conflict

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Libyan prime minister warns of attempts to restart conflict

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has warned that 'war merchants' were trying to restart the country's conflict, after several attempts to challenge his authority by rogue General Haftar's forces

Libya reconstruction fund needs $50 billion: officials

The New Arab Staff

Libya reconstruction fund needs $50 billion: officials

A three-year reconstruction plan will target key cities in Libya including Benghazi and Tripoli.

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

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Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis Ababa further complicating strained relations.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN chief calls for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

In his report, discussed by Security Council members on Wednesday, UN chief Antonio Guterres said there has reportedly been "no reduction of ...

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Eastern Libya forces say arrested top Islamic State figure

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Eastern Libya forces say arrested top Islamic State figure

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday the arrest of a top Islamic State group figure in the south of the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, European powers, Egypt hail Libya unity government

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of France, Germany, the US, Italy and Britain said: 'We applaud the Libyan people for their ...

Libya lawmakers approve interim government towards elections

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Libya lawmakers approve interim government towards elections

Libya's parliament voted Wednesday to approve a unity government ahead of the December elections.

Libya PM demands mercenaries leave, urges parliament back government

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Libya PM demands mercenaries leave, urges parliament back government

Libya's prime minister-designate demanded the departure of mercenaries as he sought support from lawmakers.

Libya lawmakers discuss confirmation of new government

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Libya lawmakers discuss confirmation of new government

At a meeting in Sirte, Libyan lawmakers have discussed the new government that was proposed by Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid ...

Flights resume between rival Libya cities after 7 years

The New Arab Staff

Flights resume between rival Libya cities after 7 years

Flights between Benghazi and Misrata have restarted following advances in the peace process and political appointments.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan Lawmakers begin consultations on new government

Libyan lawmakers are meeting in Sirte to discuss a new government, amid accusations of bribery.

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

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

The New Arab Staff

Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

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

UAE to withdraw foreign mercenaries from Libya: sources

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

A UN observer mission arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December

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.

Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

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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 ...

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

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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