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The UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that, if proven, the claims against Russia would "constitute a flagrant violation of the arms embargo" imposed on Libya in 2011.

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

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

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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.

Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

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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 ...

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Tripoli forces seize another key town

The UN recognised government gained ground and managed to wrest a town from Haftar's forces.

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

Libya government forces capture key base from rival Haftar

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Libya government forces capture key base from rival Haftar

Libyan government forces have captured the strategic al-Watiya airbase from rogue General Khalifa Haftar, officials say.

Iran defied UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal, US claims

Iran defied UN resolution endorsing nuclear deal, US claims

The 2015 UN resolution calls on Iran not to undertake any ballistic missile-related activities capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Turkey slams UAE, Egypt over 'hypocrisy' in Libya conflict

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Turkey slams UAE, Egypt over 'hypocrisy' in Libya conflict

The UAE and Egypt have been accused of hypocrisy by Turkey, after criticising Ankara's 'illegal' activities in Libya.

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

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Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt eases its lockdown to kickstart its economy, Morocco's increasing use of drones to enforce coronavirus measures raises human rights concerns, and dolphins return to Beirut in today's roundup.

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Morocco launches drones to fight coronavirus from the sky

Morocco is using imported and locally produced aerial drones to enforce lockdowns and issue warnings amid the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

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Russia 'surprised', US disappointed at Haftar's Libya power grab

After the US stated it 'regrets' Libyan National Army head Khalifa Haftar's claim of a popular mandate to govern Libya, Russia reportedly ...

Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

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Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

Foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy joined the EU’s top diplomat to echo calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire in the war-torn ...

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Libya's east-based forces shell Tripoli, killing 3

Three civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli were killed in intense shelling by Khalifa Haftar's forces, the city's health authorities said.

Tensions soar after Hezbollah 'attempts to breach Israel border'

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Tensions soar after Hezbollah 'attempts to breach Israel border'

On Friday night, the Israeli military fired flares along the volatile frontier after signs of a possible border breach.

Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

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Arab states use AI to tackle coronavirus

Arab states have alarmed human rights organisations with the use of artificial intelligence tools to combat coronavirus.

US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

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US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

The Pentagon has reprimanded Iran's navy for its 'dangerous and provocative' actions after its boats inched close to US Navy and Coast Guard ...

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