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Comment: The departure of the rogue general from the Libyan scene will likely create a dangerous power vacuum, but may pave the way to national reconciliation talks, writes Mat Nashed.

Comment: General Haftar has been a major obstacle to the Libya Political Agreement. His potential departure from the scene could cause a major shift in dynamics, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Libya envoy says spoke with Haftar, quashing death reports

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Libya envoy says spoke with Haftar, quashing death reports

The general's death or incapacitation could cause further upheaval in a country that has been mired in a civil war since May 2014.

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke: reports

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Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke: reports

Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar is reportedly in a coma at a Paris hospital after suffering a severe stroke.

Misrata and Zintan reconciliation bypasses UN bureaucrats

Guma El-Gamaty

Misrata and Zintan reconciliation bypasses UN bureaucrats

Comment: The recent, locally driven reconciliation accord has upstaged UN efforts, putting Libyan leaders back in the driving seat, writes Guma ...

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Blast kills six in eastern Libya, IS claims responsibility

The deadly blast follows a US airstrike in Libya last week that left two al-Qaeda officials dead.

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Gunmen abduct mayor of Libyan capital

The mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli has been abducted, the municipal council said in a statement.

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US air strike in Libya kills two jihadist 'leaders'

A US air strike coordinated with Libya's government killed two jihadist leaders on Saturday, the prime minister's spokesman said.

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Libyans mark seven years since uprising that toppled Gaddafi

In Tripoli, Libyans thronged the central Martyrs' Square waving the country's red-green-black flag, marking seven years since the uprising that ...

Libyan militias prevent residents returning to 'Gaddafi' ghost town

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Libyan militias prevent residents returning to 'Gaddafi' ghost town

A former stronghold of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, near the Libyan city of Misrata, remains empty as militias prevent residents from ...

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Kidnapped Sudanese migrants freed after Libya busts people-smuggling ring

Social media footage released on Monday had shown a group of Sudanese men being choked, detained and tortured by human trafficking gangs in ...

Libya's militia culture must be demobilised

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's militia culture must be demobilised

Comment: To avoid a serious security vacuum, Libya must build a young, strong, national army, as the militias are gradually scaled down, writes ...

Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

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Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

The Libyan capital's only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at ...

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Comment: Increased oil production and the prospect of elections mean many are hoping 2018 will be the year conflict finally comes to an end in ...

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Armed groups clash at key Libya-Tunisia border crossing

A force set up by the country's UN-backed unity Government of National Accord to stabilise Libya's west attacked in a bid to seize the Tunisia crossing from militias.

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Libyan Tawergha families displaced in 2011 to return home

Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha after being driven out by militias following the 2011 uprising that evolved into a ruinous ...

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Eastern Libya to host conference to rebuild war-ravaged Benghazi

A conference is to be held in March to rally support to rebuild Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya which was heavily damaged in the ...

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France urges Libya to act on UN peace plan

France's foreign minister has urged Libya's unity government to act on a UN plan to negotiate a new peace deal in the war-torn country.

Thousands rally in support of Libya's military strongman Haftar

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Thousands rally in support of Libya's military strongman Haftar

Supporters of Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar held demonstrations in Benghazi, Tobruk and Tripoli calling on him to take charge of the ...

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Mayor of Libya's Misrata kidnapped and killed

The mayor of Libya's third largest city was kidnapped and killed, with his body dumped in a street as he returned from a trip oversees

Libya's Haftar says UN-backed government's mandate expired

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Libya's Haftar says UN-backed government's mandate expired

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has insisted that the mandate of the country's UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the ...

Russia pledges to help end Libya crisis

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Russia pledges to help end Libya crisis

Russia says it will 'do everything necessary to help end the war in Libya and patch up differences in the country's divided political scene.

Gaddafi's son 'seeking comeback to Libya politics'

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Gaddafi's son 'seeking comeback to Libya politics'

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, freed after six years' detention, is seeking a comeback to Libyan politics, with observers saying he could find support ...

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