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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.

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of refugees from around the globe, Doha says.

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

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

Synagogue firebombed amid arrests, injuries in fresh Tunisia unrest

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Synagogue firebombed amid arrests, injuries in fresh Tunisia unrest

A historic synagogue and Jewish school have been attacked as Tunisian police tackle ongoing protests elsewhere in the country

New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

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New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

The announcement of Sheikh Ali Salman's first hearing for spying charges comes as more arrests take place in Bahrain's continuing crackdown on ...

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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 three-year battle against Islamists.

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Preparations for Libya's 2018 elections underway, says Sarraj

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said Tripoli is moving forward with preparations to hold the country’s presidential elections in 2018.

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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 ...

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 ...

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Abbas holds talks with Qatar over Trump Jerusalem decision

The Palestinian leader is visiting allies in Qatar to seek support over Jerusalem.

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.

Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

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Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

Palestinian protesters have prevented a Bahraini interfaith group from visiting the Gaza Strip amid widespread outcry over the fate of Jerusalem.

Bahraini Shia cleric Isa Qassim returns home after surgery

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Bahraini Shia cleric Isa Qassim returns home after surgery

Bahrain's leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim -, a key opposition figure - has returned home after undergoing surgery, his supporters say.

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

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FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift ...

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Bahrain sends first official delegation to Israel amid tensions

A Bahraini interfaith delegation has visited Israel amid widespread demonstrations and condemnation over Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem.

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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 ...

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Kuwait ends troubled two-day GCC summit on first day

Kuwait’s emir has ended a two-day Gulf summit only hours into first day, showing turmoil in bloc amid Qatar crisis.

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UAE, Saudi Arabia announce new partnership in GCC 'rebuff'

The UAE and Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new partnership group separate from the GCC in a clear snub ahead of a meeting in Kuwait

GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

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GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

A summit of the GCC will convene Tuesday, but hopes for ending the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar during the meet are undermined by an annoucement ...

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Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim hospitalised

Bahrain's leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, a key opposition figure, has been admitted to hospital in critical condition, his family and a ...

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.

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