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

Some 5000 Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries are reportedly preparing to leave Libya, as a UN team has arrived to oversee the withdrawal of foreign fighters.

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

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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

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

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UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Ally of former US President Trump and private security contractor Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, NYT said, citing ...

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UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

The UN special envoy to Libya met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in a bid to unite rival factions ahead of December elections.

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Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah has met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ending the war in Libya.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

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Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

Saudi ex-spymaster files new assassination complaint against MbS

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Saudi ex-spymaster files new assassination complaint against MbS

The exiled former Saudi intelligence official accused the crown prince of trying to lure his daughter to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, days ...

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Turkey hails announcement of transitional leadership in Libya

Turkey welcomed the announcement of a new prime minister heading Libya's transitional government.

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Tensions are rising between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Libyan election vow must be honoured: UN

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Libyan election vow must be honoured: UN

The 75 participants at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum have until Friday to select a prime minister and a three-member presidency council ...

Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

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Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

The 75 participants at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum have until Friday to select a prime minister and a three-member presidency council ...

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UAE calls for diplomacy to end conflict in Libya

The United Arab Emirates is calling on Libya to renew diplomatic efforts.

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US urges withdrawal of Russian, Turkish forces from Libya

This appeal marked a firmer expression of US policy toward oil-rich Libya under the new administration of President Joe Biden.

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Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

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Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

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

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

Blackwater Iraq killings 'akin to My Lai massacre': investigator

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Blackwater Iraq killings 'akin to My Lai massacre': investigator

FBI investigator John Patarini said he was 'disgusted' with President Trump's actions.

UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

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