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Members of rebel commander Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, on April 7th. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The UN envoy for Libya has made his strongest attack yet on the military strongman Khalifa Haftar as his forces intensify their assault on the capital(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

A member of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, prepares himself to go to the front line in Tripoli Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Tripoli’s main airport came under attack from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who has launched an offensive to capture the Libyan (...)

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres  meeting Gen Khalifa Haftar: 'I reiterate that there is no military solution for the Libyan crisis, only a political one,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File photograph: LNA War Information Division

Dozens of migrants and refugees in a Tripoli detention centre were dressed in old military uniforms and ordered to begin packing weapons this week, as(...)

The late  Republican senator John McCain: Considered a great friend of Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The late US senator John McCain was a strong supporter of Israel and a hawk who urged US military intervention in the Middle East and elsewhere. Respo(...)

A car-bombing was perpetrated in Libya (above) on Benghazi’s Al Salmani district as worshippers were leaving a mosque after prayers tonight. It was not immediately clear who is responsible. File photograph: Google Street View

A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 22 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a (...)

 Mahmoud  al-Werfalli: alleged to have executed or overseen the execution of up to 33 unarmed prisoners.  ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is relying on evidence from videos posted on Facebook and other social media. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

A case being taken against a Libyan commander is set to be a game-changer for the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). It is not the heino(...)

Within four days of receiving permission to stay in Ireland, Malak Bouod secured a job in the tech industry in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Malak Bouod did not plan to stay home on February 17th, 2011. She had spent weeks researching and watching online as young people across Egypt and Tun(...)

Trump supporters and Birmingham residents Kathy Courtland and Susan Stofel are united in their dislike of Hillary Clinton.

In the fourth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Birmingham. Located (...)

Members of Libyan National Army gather after the liberation of Islamist militants’ last stronghold in Benghazi, Libya, last week. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Heavy clashes erupted on Sunday between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local report(...)

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