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The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

The head of Defence of National Values, a Russian organisation that is part of a media group linked to sanctioned business man Yevgeny Prigozhin - made the announcement on Telegram.

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

The New Arab Staff

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.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

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 ...

UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

All mercenaries and foreign fighters in Libya must leave, an unanimous statement from the UN Security Council urged on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Putin's 'chef' pays Russian operatives released by Libya

Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladmir Putin, will reportedly support the two men with 18 million rubles ($246,420) each.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libyan oil flows resume, along with a revenues feud

Comment: A resolution to Libya's enduring conflict will require resolving how oil revenues are distributed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

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.

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

Germany presses Russia to release UN report on Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany presses Russia to release UN report on Libya

The widely leaked report accuses a Kremlin-linked military contractor of violating the UN's arms embargo on Libya.

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

Pro-Haftar groups had blockaded key oilfields and export terminals from January 17 to demands what they called a fair share of hydrocarbon ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for <em>Wagner</em> Group in Libya

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for Wagner Group in Libya

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

The UN envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, has condemned violations of the arms embargo imposed on the country, saying that scores of resupply ...

Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's Sirte: GNA

The New Arab Staff

Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's Sirte: GNA

Haftar's forces are gathering hundreds of foreign fighters and equipment in central Libya, indicating an offensive on Sirte is imminent, in ...

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

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