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Libya’s eastern commander Haftar announces election bid

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Khalifa Haftar, a major figure in the Libyan civil war who wields wide sway over the east of the country, announced on Tuesday he...

Libya’s Haftar closes border with Algeria

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Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the border with Algeria, they said on Sunday, after major deployments of his forces...

Libya force frees prisoners in reconciliation gesture

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Forces in Zawiya in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 captives taken from Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to solidify...

Egypt’s Sisi offers support to Libya’s new PM

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met incoming Libyan prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Cairo on Thursday and offered his country’s support in achieving stability...

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar and supporters against attacking its forces

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Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed...

UN acting Libya envoy ‘optimistic’ on ceasefire talks

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The United Nations’ acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday she was “quite optimistic” that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a...

Pope expresses support for detained fishermen in Libya

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Pope Francis expressed support on Sunday for 18 fishermen held in Libya, weighing in on a standoff between Italy and the administration of Khalifa...

Down but not out, Haftar still looms over Libya peace process

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His assault on Libya’s capital has collapsed. Foreign powers have tried to sideline him. But military commander Khalifa Haftar still sits astride oil terminals,...

Libyan families file US lawsuit accusing LNA leader Haftar of war...

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Two Libyan families filed a civil lawsuit in a US federal court late on Thursday accusing Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army...

France, Germany, Italy threaten sanctions over arms for Libya

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The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a...

US wary of Egypt truce effort in Libya, wants former Danish...

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Parts of a proposal by Egypt for a truce in Libya are “helpful,” but a United Nations-led bid to broker peace in the North...

Libya’s Haftar pulls back east as Tripoli offensive crumbles

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Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government took the last stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli on Friday and advanced further south,...

Egypt offers new Libya plan as Haftar offensive collapses

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Libya’s internationally recognised government attempted new advances on Saturday against the forces of retreating eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as...

Russia tells Haftar ally it backs immediate Libyan ceasefire and talks

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political...

Eastern Libyan forces pull out of parts of Tripoli

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Eastern Libyan forces pulled out of parts of Tripoli overnight, they said, after losing one of their main strongholds in western Libya on Monday,...

ISS: Has Haftar’s ‘Ponzi scheme’ imploded?

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Turkey’s dramatic military intervention into Libya’s civil-cum-proxy war on the side of the Tripoli government has changed the narrative from ‘Haftar tightening the noose...

Haftar forces put military ops on hold for Ramadan

Libya’s eastern-based forces will cease fire for Ramadan, a spokesman said after suffering setbacks during intense fighting against the internationally recognised government. Libyan National Army...

LNA will rule Libya – Haftar

Libya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar said his Libyan National Army (LNA) was accepting a “popular mandate” to rule the country, apparently brushing aside...

Haftar denounced as war criminal

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj denounced the shelling of civilian areas and airports in his country, labelling renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar a “war...

Haftar will not respect ceasefire – Erdogan

Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar is violating Libya’s truce and cannot be expected to respect the ceasefire between his forces and pro-government troops, Turkish...

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