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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...

Haftar pushes west

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought to open a new front by moving forces toward Misrata, allied to the country’s internationally recognised government,...

Turkey ready to teach Haftar “a lesson”

Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognised government in...

Tripoli-aligned forces quit Sirte to avoid bloodshed

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord said they withdrew from the strategic coastal city Sirte to avoid bloodshed, after their...

Haftar forces claim Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said they took control of the strategic coastal city Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by...

US officials meet Haftar

US officials met with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar as Washington presses him to end his offensive on the capital, the US State Department...

ISS: Russia throws more weight behind Haftar in Libya

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After some equivocation, Moscow is now reportedly throwing its weight more fully behind Libya’s maverick General Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to overthrow the...

East Libya forces take out Turkish drone

Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar destroyed a Turkish drone at Tripoli’s only working airport, temporarily halting civilian flights as tensions between...

Haftar loses main Tripoli base

Forces allied to Libya’s internationally recognised government seized Gharyan south of Tripoli, the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital, witnesses and...

No Libya ceasefire – newspaper

Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar ruled out a ceasefire in the battle for Tripoli and accused the United Nations of seeking to partition Libya,...

Haftar rules out ceasefire

Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid Tripoli of militias...

French president wants to meet Haftar

President Emmanuel Macron wants to meet Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to push for a ceasefire and resume peace talks, France’s foreign minister said. Macron...

Nine soldiers killed in south Libya attack on Haftar camp

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Nine soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a training camp belonging to the eastern Libyan forces of...

UAE maintains militias control Tripoli

The United Arab Emirates said “extremist militias” were controlling the Libyan capital which its ally Khalifa Haftar is fighting to take from forces allied...

Banks could be Libya’s next battle

Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli, but the outcome of the offensive could be determined...

Haftar forces pushed back outside Tripoli

Forces supporting Libya’s internationally recognised government pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar more than 60 km south-west of Tripoli. Aziziya town was...

Divisions appear over LNA Tripoli offensive

At least four people died in heavy shelling in Tripoli, an official said as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push to...

Haftar attempted coup – claim

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, UN envoy Ghassan Salame said...

Egypt’s Sisi meets Haftar

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on Tripoli. Egypt...

Battle rages for Libyan capital

A warplane attacked Tripoli’s lone working airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in...

Skirmish south of Tripoli, eastern Libya forces possibly involved

Eastern Libyan military forces moved to western Libya and briefly engaged in a skirmish with a rival force south of Tripoli, an eastern official...

Libya leaders can overcome dispute – Guterres

There are signs Libya’s two rival leaders may solve a key dispute over control of the army, amid efforts to overcome the country’s eight-year-long...

Fear of Libya showdown escalates

Forces from eastern Libya swept through the south and took control of oilfields in recent weeks have reinforced a base in the centre of...

Libyan rivals agree on need for national election

Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Serraj al-Fayez and the military commander of its eastern half Khalifa Haftar, met and agreed national elections are necessary...

Civilian aircraft intercepted by East Libya

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane as part of a push to control the oil-rich south of...

Four dead in first clash of Haftar’s southward push

At least four Libyan soldiers died when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south,...

East Libya government delegation visit Sabha

A high-level delegation from Libya’s parallel government in the east visited the main southern city Sabha after its forces seized control of the city,...

East Libya forces say UN envoy is an opponent

The forces controlling eastern Libya regard UN envoy Ghassan Salame as an enemy contributing to the North African nation’s violent crisis, a spokesman said. The...

Senior al Qaeda commander killed in Eastern Libya

Eastern Libyan forces killed a senior al Qaeda figure in southern Libya, during an operation to secure oil and gas assets and fight militants...

East Libya forces to secure oil sites

Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a...

Haftar in meetings, not at Palermo conference

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Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya...

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