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Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar returned to Libya after receiving medical treatments abroad, reports confirmed on Thursday.

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

After <em>Haftar</em>, what next for Libya?

Mat Nashed

After Haftar, what next for Libya?

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.

East Libya officials 'meet to select <em>Haftar</em> successor'

The New Arab

East Libya officials 'meet to select Haftar successor'

Senior officials in the self-styled Libyan national army have been holding secret meetings to agree on a successor to their hospitalised leader ...

Libya strongman's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

The New Arab & agencies

Libya strongman's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

The attack comes after Haftar, who supports an administration based in the far east of Libya, was in hospital in Paris last week after ...

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.

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.

The New Arab

Libya strongman Haftar in France for 'heart condition treatment'

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has been flown to France for medical treatment after reportedly falling into a coma, according to a ...

The New Arab

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.

Libyans to be surveyed on country's future

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 ...

Libya’s <em>Haftar</em> bombed Chad rebels, general’s forces say

The New Arab & agencies

Libya’s Haftar bombed Chad rebels, general’s forces say

The armed forces of Libyan powerful commander Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that their warplanes had attacked Chadian rebels in the ...

US air strike in Libya kills two jihadist 'leaders'

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Saif Gaddafi should be a prisoner, not president

Guma El-Gamaty

Saif Gaddafi should be a prisoner, not president

Comment: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will first have to deal with the judicial obstacle of being already criminally indicted by a Libyan court, writes ...

IS claims Libya bombing, killing three

The New Arab

IS claims Libya bombing, killing three

A car bomb in eastern Libya that left three dead on Friday has been claimed by the Islamic State group.

The New Arab & agencies

Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

Post-revolution chaos shows no sign of relenting as Libya's southern desert is continues to be gripped by tribal violence.

The New Arab

Dubai-based broadcaster MBC ordered to take Turkish soaps off-air

One of the Arab world's biggest broadcasters MBC has been ordered to drop popular Turkish dramas, as tensions between the UAE and Turkey heat up.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Comment: Regional involvement in Libya's conflict is hindering its efforts towards stability, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Twin bomb blasts hit Benghazi mosque

The New Arab & agencies

Twin bomb blasts hit Benghazi mosque

A mosque bombing in Libya's second city of Benghazi has killed one person and wounded more than 62 people, the city's hospital has said.

Paul McLoughlin

Wanted Libyan militia chief 'surrenders' to eastern authority

A Libyan militia leader wanted by the ICC for allegedly murdering a group of prisoners of war has reporedly handed himself over to the eastern ...

ICC condemns bombing, revenge killings in Libya's Benghazi

Paul McLoughlin

ICC condemns bombing, revenge killings in Libya's Benghazi

The International Criminal Court has condemned a horrific bombing outside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi and subsequent revenge ...

UN demands handover of Libya commander after new killings

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.

Libya's Benghazi hit by double car bombs

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's Benghazi hit by double car bombs

Two car bombs targeted a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 30 and fears more blast victims could ...

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