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The Libyan capital's only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at least 20 people and damaged several planes.

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

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 Libya, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

2018: From the frying pan into the fire

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 ...

Eastern Libya to host conference to rebuild war-ravaged Benghazi

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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.

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

Chance for Libya elections as 'international interference' declines

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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 next year as ...

US pledges to support Libya government under UN plan US pledges to support Libya government under UN plan

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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 ...

A role in search of a hero

Robert Springborg

A role in search of a hero

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

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Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his plan ...

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HRW condemns 'Haftar-linked summary executions' in eastern Libya

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a series of summary executions of dozens of people in areas of eastern Libya under the control of controversial strongman Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

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Libya's deputy interior minister 'declares war' on Haftar

A Benghazi-based minister has threatened war against Khalifa Haftar's LNA if they do not leave the eastern city within 48 hours.

Can <em>Haftar</em> be indicted for war crimes?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside of a ...

Jo Schietti

Rising 'terrorist threat' in Egypt's Western Desert

In-depth: A new surge in militancy is emerging in Egypt's west, with the army already struggling to cope with an insurgency in the eastern Sinai ...

Libya rivals divided over Haftar's role in transitional government

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Libya rivals divided over Haftar's role in transitional government

Libyan factions taking part in UN-backed talks are split over the future role of controversial general Khalifa Haftar, the head of the ...

Libya's warring parties 'ignoring' civilian deaths in Derna: HRW

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Libya's warring parties 'ignoring' civilian deaths in Derna: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged Libya's warring factions to investigate civilian deaths in Derna and hold those responsible to account, after ...

<em>Haftar</em> orders investigation into dead bodies found near Benghazi

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Haftar orders investigation into dead bodies found near Benghazi

Thirty-six bodies were discovered near Benghazi, in eastern Libya, leading to the local military strongman Khalifa Haftar to order an ...

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