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Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Five people die and scores rescued off <em>Libya</em>

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Five people die and scores rescued off Libya

More than a hundred people were rescued while five died after a boat carrying refugees sank off the Libya coast.

Number of civil conflicts skyrockets since 2001: report

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Number of civil conflicts skyrockets since 2001: report

The majority of global conflicts today entail more than two parties, and sometimes include hundreds of competing armed groups.

Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

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Number of asylum-seekers in Europe plunges in 2017: report

The EU's controversial 2016 deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants appears to have worked, with asylum seeker applications down nearly 45 ...

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

The head of Libya's state oil company on Saturday called on militias who have launched an offensive in the country's 'oil crescent' region to withdraw.

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Haftar's jets strike rival militia targeting Libya oil terminals

The attack on the oil facilities comes after feuding Libyan leaders, including Haftar, agreed to try to hold elections this December in line ...

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Spain offers healthcare to stranded migrants in Italy spat

Spain has announced it will extend public healthcare to migrants as Italy finds itself under the spotlight for its decision to refuse entry to ...

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Haftar forces close to taking final eastern Libya city

Forces loyal to Libya's septuagenarian renegade general are close to taking over the eastern city of Derna.

Key <em>Libya</em> oil port closes following fresh militia clashes

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Key Libya oil port closes following fresh militia clashes

A Libyan oil port has been forced to halt exports, following clashes between fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar and rival ...

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Italy anger after France slams Rome over stranded migrants

Tensions between France and Italy have flared after Paris criticised Rome's decision to refuse entry to the migrants stranded at sea.

The price of fear in Afghanistan

Francesca Mannocchi

The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern <em>Libya</em>

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Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern Libya

Two suicide bombers hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive against jihadists in an eastern town, a ...

MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

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MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

Refugees must endure another four days before reaching land, after Italy and Malta refused to let the rescue ship dock.

Haftar forces make gains in Libya's Derna

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Haftar forces make gains in Libya's Derna

Haftar forces promise the "imminent liberation" of militia-held Derna.

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Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

Libyan authorities are set to release several Gaddafi-era senior officials over "medical concerns", the country's director of the attorney general's investigations office said.

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Spain offers harbour for migrants trapped in Mediterranean limbo

Spain has stepped up to take in more than 600 refugees after Italy and Malta refused to allow the MSF rescue ship to dock.

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Hundreds of Mediterranean migrants stranded amid MSF ship 'standoff'

Italy and Malta have refused to allow a Doctors Without Borders rescue ship carrying 629 migrants to use their ports.

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Middle East remembers celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

People across the Middle East remembered the celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain this weekend, a man who traveled extensively across the region and ...

<em>Libya</em>: Haftar forces arrest rival commander in Derna

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Libya: Haftar forces arrest rival commander in Derna

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have arrested rival senior military official in the eastern city of Derna, held by ...

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Anthony Bourdain, Middle East food advocate, dies in France

Celebrity chef and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain, has died aged 61 in France.

UN sanctions six human traffickers in <em>Libya</em>

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UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

This marks the first time the UN body sanctioned the leaders of smuggling rings.

UN Security Council backs <em>Libya</em> elections, without specifying date

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UN Security Council backs Libya elections, without specifying date

A French-backed plan for general elections in Libya was backed by the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Adama Manu

Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Aid workers helping people like Gassama also view Macron's gesture as a PR stunt that does not address tens of thousands more like him, writes ...

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