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A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

Guma El-Gamaty

A political solution in Libya seems impossible, what now?

Comment: Although the international players involved in Libya keep publicly affirming that the solution can only be political, many of them keep privately fueling the war, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on <em>oil</em> facilities

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Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

Libya's National Oil Corporation announced the closure of a refinery as the oil-rich country's production continues to take a ...

Haftar's blockade on <em>oil</em> facilities cost Libya $1 billion

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Haftar's blockade on oil facilities cost Libya $1 billion

Groups allied to military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched a blockade of eastern Libya's main oil terminals last month, resulting in ...

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Libya oil output down 75 percent due to blockade

Pro-Haftar forces blockaded the main oil terminals in eastern Libya the day before a summit in Berlin on January 19 that called for the resumption of the peace process.

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Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian Rukban refugee camp

Some 150 people have been evacuated from the besieged Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, as residents criticised the United Nations for ...

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UN to help evacuate ‘abysmal’ regime-besieged Syrian refugee camp

The United Nations has said that it will help evacuate civilians from the 'abysmal' Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, which is besieged ...

Paul Iddon

The significance of drones in the Libyan conflict

Drones play a significant role in the war effort of both sides fighting in the Libya conflict, writes Paul Iddon.

Saudi Arabia, UAE donate aid to flood-hit arch-rival Iran

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Saudi Arabia, UAE donate aid to flood-hit arch-rival Iran

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have donated 95 tonnes of aid to their regional arch-rival Iran, following devastating floods ...

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Iran to tap into sovereign fund to tackle flood

Iran's supreme leader has given permission for civil workers to use sovereign wealth funds to tackle the country's flood.

Tripoli battle escalates as UN meets over Libya crisis

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Tripoli battle escalates as UN meets over Libya crisis

The UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss Libya's unfolding crisis, as fighting intensified in and around the country's capital.

Aid reaches isolated Syrian refugee camp after 3 months

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Aid reaches isolated Syrian refugee camp after 3 months

The 40,000 residents of the Rukban refugee camp located in the desert on the Syrian-Jordanian border have been left destitute by the lack of ...

US troops remain in Syria's Manbij despite pullout notice

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US troops remain in Syria's Manbij despite pullout notice

US troops remain in Manbij despite Trump's announced intention to withdraw from Syria.

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Emile Nakhleh

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be heading ...

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Over 100 bodies found at mass grave in Libya

Dozens more bodies were uncovered at a mass grave near Libya's Sirte after 75 bodies were initially discovered earlier this week.

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Mass grave of IS fighters unearthed in Libya's Sirte

Seventy-five corpses, of what are believed to be Islamic State fighters, were recently discovered in the coastal city of Sirtre.

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Aid group calls for migrant evacuations from Tripoli

Doctors Without Borders warned thousands of migrants trapped in detention centres in Libya's capital Tripoli must be evacuated.

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Fragile Libya a breeding ground for militant groups: UN

The UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has warned that Libya has been stumbling from one emergency to another over the last few weeks.

Afghan government declares provisional ceasefire 'until prophet's birthday'

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Afghan government declares provisional ceasefire 'until prophet's birthday'

Afghanistan's president has declared a provisional ceasefire with the Taliban following a week of extraordinary violence across the country.

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Libya to reopen key southern oilfield

Production stopped at al-Fil due to a strike by the local branch of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, which demanded higher salaries.

Libya <em>oil</em> output faces cuts as Haftar seizes ports

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Libya oil output faces cuts as Haftar seizes ports

Libya's economy relies heavily on oil, with production at 1.6 million barrels per day under former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

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Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

The military strongman announced the capture of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya which was outside his forces' control.

<em>Oil</em> prices rise following announcement of new Iran sanctions

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Oil prices rise following announcement of new Iran sanctions

A US demand that nations end imports of Iranian oil has seen prices rise again, following fears of a global shortage.

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