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War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the fighting.

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several other vessels still in need of rescue.

<em>UN</em> begins evacuating refugees from <em>Libya</em> <em>to</em> Niger

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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya on Saturday marked the first of its kind.

Islamic State attack kills two Haftar fighters in <em>Libya</em>

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Islamic State attack kills two Haftar fighters in Libya

The Islamic State killed two fighters from forces commanded by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday.

<em>UN</em> ends month-long <em>Libya</em> talks with little progress

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UN ends month-long Libya talks with little progress

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

Guma El-Gamaty

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

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.

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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 ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is ...

The New Arab

UN backs Italy bid to close Libya migrant route

Ghassam Salame, the UN's new envoy to Libya, backed Italy's drive to stem the flow of migrants leaving the ...

<em>Libya</em>: Is France paving the way <em>to</em> Haftar's return?

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya: Is France paving the way to Haftar's return?

Comment: To Italy's dismay, France has taken a leading role in Libya. But suspicions persist over whether President Macron is ...

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Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

<em>UN</em> approves former Lebanon minister as <em>Libya</em> <em>envoy</em>

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UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame as the new ...

<em>UN</em> names new <em>envoy</em> <em>to</em> <em>Libya</em> after months-long search

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UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

The UN has put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of Libya envoy after a ...

Scores dead as militias clash in <em>Libya</em> capital

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Scores dead as militias clash in Libya capital

At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity ...

US says it will support <em>UN</em>-backed Libyan government

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US says it will support UN-backed Libyan government

The US ambassador to Libya has officially backed the UN-endorsed government in Tripoli, as the country countries ...

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UN Libya envoy reveals 'road map to peace'

The UN special envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler, revealed details for an initiative designed to resolve Libya's political deadlock on Sunday.

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141 Haftar loyalist troops killed in Libya airbase attack

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, ...

The New Arab

'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

The UN envoy to Libya voiced alarm at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by militia loyal ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Is the tide turning against Haftar in Libya?

Comment: With Sisi's visit to Washington, and Haftar looking to take greater control of the south, local as well as ...

Arab leaders hold first summit in Trump era

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Arab leaders hold first summit in Trump era

Twenty-two Arab leaders will be attending the Arab League meeting in Sweimeh by the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, to discuss ...

Ibrahim Fraihat

Trump's administration and Israeli Apartheid will bankrupt UN morality

Comment: In the face of the US and Israel, UN Secretary-General Guterres must speak out and protect the morality of the UN, ...

International quartet backs Libya's unity government

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International quartet backs Libya's unity government

The Cairo meeting by representatives of United Nations, European Union, Arab League and African Union comes a day after gunmen opened fire at ...

<em>Libya</em> rivals agree <em>to</em> hold 2018 presidential elections

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Libya rivals agree to hold 2018 presidential elections

A meeting between Libya's conflicting authorities showed signs of progress on Tuesday, after officials agreed to hold presidential ...

<em>UN</em> head dismayed at opposition <em>to</em> Palestinian nomination

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UN head dismayed at opposition to Palestinian nomination

Antonio Guterres was disappointed by a US veto of his pick for UN envoy to Libya, as Israel cheered the ...

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