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As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political instability.

More children are reportedly being recruited to fight as violence between rival militias continues in Tripoli, UNICEF said on Monday.

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

<em>Libya</em> urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

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Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting ...

Nine dead as fresh clashes erupt near <em>Libya</em> capital

The New Arab

Nine dead as fresh clashes erupt near Libya capital

Nine people including two civilians were killed near the Libyan capital on Thursday in fresh fighting between rival armed groups, an official ...

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EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to Europe.

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Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from ...

The New Arab

Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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Mass power outages as Libya rivals clash near capital

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

<em>Libya</em> capital's only functioning airport closed over security fears

The New Arab & agencies

Libya capital's only functioning airport closed over security fears

An airport in Tripoli has been closed, due to ongoing violence in the Libyan capital.

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

Tunisia-<em>Libya</em> border reopening sparks hope for locals

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two ...

UN urges calm ahead of <em>Libya</em> elections

The New Arab & agencies

UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

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

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

US, UN sanctions target <em>Libya</em> 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 ...

Rose Worden

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Comment: John Bolton's opposition to the International Criminal Court puts him in the same camp as some of the world's worst war criminals, writes Rose Worden.

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Rockets land at Tripoli's only working airport

The missiles forced at least one Libyan Airlines flight to be diverted to Misrata airport.

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IS claims suicide blast on Libya oil company

Two employees and three IS assailants died during Monday's attack, which targeted the oil sector that funds 95 percent of state revenues.

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Italian foreign minister in Libya for Haftar talks

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

Suspected IS suicide bombers strike <em>Libya</em> oil company

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Suspected IS suicide bombers strike Libya oil company

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

Paul Iddon

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

Gunmen storm <em>Libya</em> national oil firm headquarters

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Gunmen storm Libya national oil firm headquarters

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

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

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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 UNHCR is failing to protect refugees

Mat Nashed

The UNHCR is failing to protect refugees

Comment: Shocking abuses of power undermine attempts to end rampant corruption, writes Mat Nashed.

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