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

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

Saudi-led bloc 'bribed' African countries to join Qatar crisis

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Saudi-led bloc 'bribed' African countries to join Qatar crisis

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar has 'bribed and blackmailed' several African countries to join its attempt to isolate the country, Qatar's foreign minister has said.

Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

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Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

Bahrain has joined other Gulf states its ramping up its military spending, as it looks to buy arms from rival arms manufacturers, the US and ...

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Francesca Mannocchi

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Analysis: Deals with militias to reduce migration to Europe has left Libya at the mercy of warlords tearing the country apart, reports Francesca ...

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Italy migrant deal fuels deadly violence in Libya

A deal between Italy and militias in the Libyan city of Sabratha to stop migration to Europe has sparked deadly clashes as rival armed groups seek to maintain their influence.

Tom Charles

Boris Johnson's 'English lion' is an imperial embarrassment

Comment: The UK foreign secretary is not the only one who should be reassessing his imperialist outlook, writes Tom Charles.

Yomi Kleinmann

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Blog: An eyewitness account from the frontlines as the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Iraq is liberated. Words by Yomi ...

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Bahraini Shia pair jailed, made stateless over Iran ties

Bahrain sentenced two nationals to jail terms and stripped them of their citizenship on Wednesday over alleged ties to neighbouring Iran.

IS attack kills at least four in Libya's Misrata

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IS attack kills at least four in Libya's Misrata

At least four people have been killed in an IS suicide bomb attack at the main court building in Libya's third-largest city Misrata, security ...

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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 ...

Benghazi port open for the first time since 2014

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Benghazi port open for the first time since 2014

Commercial operations at Benghazi port ended in 2014 when armed groups took control of the city. Today, Libyans are hoping its reopening will be ...

Libya tribal elders and reconciliation negotiators murdered

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Libya tribal elders and reconciliation negotiators murdered

Two elders from one of Libya's most powerful tribes have been murdered, serving a big blow to hopes for reconciliation in the war-torn country.

Alleged Libyan war-criminal holds private talks in Europe

Robert Cusack

Alleged Libyan war-criminal holds private talks in Europe

Khalifa Haftar has been accused of personally ordering attacks on civilians, having enforced a 'starve or kneel' policy in the two-year ...

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

In-depth: Thousands of people have been abducted and killed in Libya, where the security services have all but disappeared and gangster militias ...

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Rights groups accuse UAE of war crimes in Libya

Libyan rights groups have claimed the UAE has committed war crimes in the oil-rich country, as a key backer of renegade general Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Libya militia seeks legitimacy with GNA 'migrant deal'

A powerful militia known for human trafficking is seeking legitimacy from the Tripoli government in exchange for preventing migrant boats from ...

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

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Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally ...

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa ...

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

ICC renews call for Haftar-linked Libyan commander's arrest

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ICC renews call for Haftar-linked Libyan commander's arrest

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday renewed its calls for the arrest of a Libyan military officer suspected of executing 33 detainees ...

Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

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Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

Qatar's museum authority has launched the first stage of an art exhibition focused on a diplomatic and economic blockade of the Gulf emirate by ...

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