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Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

The head of Libya's state oil company on Saturday called on militias who have launched an offensive in the country's 'oil crescent' region to withdraw.

Haftar's jets strike rival militia targeting Libya oil terminals

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Haftar's jets strike rival militia targeting Libya oil terminals

The attack on the oil facilities comes after feuding Libyan leaders, including Haftar, agreed to try to hold elections this December in line ...

Key Libya oil port closes following fresh militia clashes

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Key Libya oil port closes following fresh militia clashes

A Libyan oil port has been forced to halt exports, following clashes between fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar and rival ...

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Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

Libyan authorities are set to release several Gaddafi-era senior officials over "medical concerns", the country's director of the attorney general's investigations office said.

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Middle East remembers celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

People across the Middle East remembered the celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain this weekend, a man who traveled extensively across the region and ...

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Libya: Haftar forces arrest rival commander in Derna

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have arrested rival senior military official in the eastern city of Derna, held by ...

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UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

This marks the first time the UN body sanctioned the leaders of smuggling rings.

Deal struck to return displaced to pro-<em>Gaddafi</em> Libya town

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Deal struck to return displaced to pro-Gaddafi Libya town

Tawergha's 35,000 displaced residents are hoping for a successful implementation of a landmark reconciliation deal with Misrata to allow them to ...

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Libya 'wants to expand economic, development cooperation' with US

Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said it wanted to expand economic and development cooperation with Washington.

Haftar assault on Libya's Derna intensifying, UN warns

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Haftar assault on Libya's Derna intensifying, UN warns

Libyan rogue general Khalifa Haftar has waged a war against militants holed up in Derna, with tens of thousands of civilians trapped without ...

Rival Libya leaders 'agree to hold elections this year'

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Rival Libya leaders 'agree to hold elections this year'

Rival Libyan leaders vying for influence in the war-scarred country have agreed to hold elections later this year, an advisor to the UN-backed ...

Paris Summit hopes to secure Libya elections this year

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Paris Summit hopes to secure Libya elections this year

Libya's rival leaders are set to meet in Paris to discuss the country's political roadmap in an international conference.

Former PM warns election would risk Libya's partition

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Former PM warns election would risk Libya's partition

Mahmoud Jibril has said an election would sow further division in Libya unless all parties agreed to respect its results.

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Haftar militia targeted by suicide bomber in eastern Libya

At least two fighters loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar have been killed, following a suicide bombing in eastern Libya.

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Libya to return remains of Copts beheaded by IS

The Egyptian Christians were beheaded on a beach in Sirtre, Libya in February 2015, a move which drew international outrage.

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UK apologises 'unreservedly' to Libyan dissident in rendition saga

The UK has apologised 'unreservedly' for the kidnap, rendition and torture of former Libyan dissident Abdelhakim Belhaj and his then-pregnant ...

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

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Libya Quartet backs elections this year, offers observers

Libya has been gripped by chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with rival ...

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Guma El-Gamaty

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Comment: There needs to be a paradigm shift in the way the role of women is viewed in Libyan society, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Three killed in Libya plane crash

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Three killed in Libya plane crash

A pilot and two co-pilots were killed after a cargo plane crashed in southern Libya.

Army head Haftar returning to Libya on Thursday: spokesman

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Army head Haftar returning to Libya on Thursday: spokesman

News about the health of the Libyan strongman, who critics say wants to establish a new military dictatorship, has raised questions about a ...

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