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At least 11 people were killed when a suicide attack hit Libya's electoral commission in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday.

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.

Haftar's grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

Haftar's grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Britain offers expertise for Libya to curb migration

The New Arab & agencies

Britain offers expertise for Libya to curb migration

The UK has offered "practical support" to Libya in order to decrease migration through Libya.

The New Arab & agencies

Libyans to be surveyed on country's future

A series of public consultations will be held across Libya aiming to end the political deadlock.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN demands handover of Libya commander after new killings

The UN has demanded the surrender of Haftar loyalist, who has been filmed apparently executing prisoners.

The New Arab & agencies

Military forces in Libya are flexing muscles: UN envoy

UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame said Libya needs a government that can deliver desperately needed public services and unify ...

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 ...

Robert Springborg

2018: From the frying pan into the fire

Comment: The Middle East in 2018 faces plenty of known difficulties and challenges. But there are also some 'known unknowns' lurking, writes ...

France urges Libya to act on UN peace plan

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Mayor of Libya's Misrata kidnapped and killed

The New Arab

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 ...

Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

The New Arab & agencies

Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame on Saturday urged the country to seize an opportunity to forge its own path towards elections ...

The New Arab

US pledges to support Libya government under UN plan

President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to the White House shortly after the Libyan visited the State Department for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The New Arab

'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the ...

The New Arab

Islamic State attack kills two Haftar fighters in Libya

The Islamic State killed two fighters from forces commanded by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

UN ends month-long Libya talks with little progress

A month of UN-backed Libya peace talks held in Tunisia have ended with little progress towards stabilising the country or holding elections.

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

Comment: The alternative outcomes, should the UN's sixth envoy to Libya fail to bring about a political solution, are not enviable, writes Guma ...

The New Arab

Libya rivals made progress in Tunis talks: UN

Libya's warring factions have made progress on amending a deal on a political transition for the North African country, the special UN envoy ...

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is to succeed, writes Guma ...

UN to deploy troops to guard base in Libya

The New Arab

UN to deploy troops to guard base in Libya

The United Nations is preparing to deploy up to 250 peacekeepers to Libya, the head of the organisation's mission there said on Friday.

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Comment: To Italy's dismay, France has taken a leading role in Libya. But suspicions persist over whether President Macron is capable of being ...

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