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Fighting between rival militias in the capital of Tripoli flared up again on Tuesday, causing mass power outages across the country.

The UN has urged all Libyans to maintain calm to provide a more suitable atmosphere for the nearing elections.

US, UN sanctions target Libya militia leader

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US, UN sanctions target Libya militia leader

The United States and the United Nations imposed sanctions Wednesday against Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran, whose forces attacked oil terminals in eastern Libya in June.

Italian foreign minister in Libya for <em>Haftar</em> talks

The New Arab & agencies

Italian foreign minister in Libya for Haftar talks

The Italian Foreign Minister held talks with Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Libya's <em>Haftar</em> calls Italians 'enemies', threatens move towards Tripoli

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's Haftar calls Italians 'enemies', threatens move towards Tripoli

Italy supports the UN-backed General National Assembly (GNA) government in Tripoli, which Haftar's LNA is at odds with.

The New Arab

Libya strongman Haftar in Moscow for talks: sources

Libya's east-based strongman is in the Russian capital on an unannounced working visit for talks with local officials, The New Arab's Arabic-language service reported.

The New Arab & agencies

Attack on checkpoint kills ministers in Libya

An attack on a checkpoint with grenades and light weapons killed six Libyan soldiers on Thursday.

The New Arab & agencies

UN calls on Libya to crack down on militias

The war-torn country has been gripped by violence following the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

Alessandra Bocchi

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

IS-linked militants kill two policemen in eastern Libya

The New Arab & agencies

IS-linked militants kill two policemen in eastern Libya

A Libyan official says militants with links to the extremist Islamic State group have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east Libya.

The New Arab & agencies

French foreign minister visits Libya to boost election push

Maintaining pressure on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls, the French foreign minister announced a million-dollar donation to organise the ...

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Austin Bodetti

UAE races to dominate Middle East power politics

Analysis: The UAE has established spheres of influence from the deserts of Libya to the shores of Yemen, flying under the radar amid ...

Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

The New Arab

Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

Crude exports at Libya's Zawiya terminal was halted on Tuesday, after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped, prompting a decrease in ...

UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

Libya to reopen key southern oilfield

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya resumes oil exports from eastern terminals following clashes

The internationally recognised National Oil Company said production and export levels would return to 'normal levels' within hours.

The New Arab

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of ...

The New Arab & agencies

ICC issues second arrest warrant for Libyan militia chief

Libyan militia chief Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli is wanted by the International Criminal Court over the cold-blooded killings of 10 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 <em>Haftar</em> announces 'liberation' of Derna

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

Armed men attack Libya deputy prime minister's residence

A group of unidentified armed men have attacked a deputy prime minister of Libya, after her expressed support for the eastern authority's claim ...

Libya government warns oil exports by rival administration 'illegal'

The New Arab & agencies

Libya government warns oil exports by rival administration 'illegal'

The country's National Oil Corporation warned any purchase contracts signed with the eastern administration would not be honoured.

<em>Haftar</em> hands oil ports to unrecognised eastern authority

The New Arab & agencies

Haftar hands oil ports to unrecognised eastern authority

Khalifa Haftar announced Libya's oil crescent is now under control of the administration based in the east of the country.

<em>Haftar</em> forces announce capture of two oil exports

The New Arab

Haftar forces announce capture of two oil exports

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

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