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

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

Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

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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

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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.

Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

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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.

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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 revenues.

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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.

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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'.

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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.

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Turkey-US talks to establish demilitarized zone in central Libya

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Turkey-US talks to establish demilitarized zone in central Libya

The demilitarised zone would include the oil-rich city of Sirte where Russian mercenaries are believed to hold growing influence.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

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Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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US threatens to sanction Haftar over ties with Russia

The US has threatened to sanction Khalifa Haftar over an oil blockade which they say is influenced by Russia.

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US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' ...

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - ...

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

US says EU mission on Libya arms not 'serious'

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US says EU mission on Libya arms not 'serious'

The US criticised an EU mission to enforce a UN arms embargo on sending weapons to war-torn Libya.

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Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

The US military has accused Russia of sending mercenaries to fight in Libya.

Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

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Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

Hundreds of Sudanese protested outside the UAE embassy in Khartoum, accusing Abu Dhabi of luring them into fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar's ...

Libyan mufti orders Muslims to fight imminent 'Russian invasion'

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Libyan mufti orders Muslims to fight imminent 'Russian invasion'

Russians have "begun to penetrate cities, airports and oil fields, in order to gradually take control of Libyan lands and plunder its wealth," ...

Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

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