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Supporters of Libyan military strongman Khalika Haftar carry an effigy of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  in Benghazi  on February 14th. Photograph:  Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images

Pick-up trucks carrying fighters from Libya’s Brothers Brigade speed along sandy roads, past the carcasses of burnt-out cars, shuttered shops and wrec(...)

Syrians drive with their belongings through Ariha in the northern countryside of Syria’s Idlib province as they flee an ongoing offensive by regime forces. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air power, is engaged in a two-pronged offensive in al-Qaeda-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. Syrian force(...)

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, has turned down a truce put forward by Russia and Turkey. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Libyan rebel general Khalifa Haftar has rejected a joint Russian and Turkish appeal for a ceasefire, advanced on the western city of Misrata, and anno(...)

Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman for Khalifa Haftar’s forces, addresses the media in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid(...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

Members of Libyan  government forces fire during fighting  in Ain Zara, Tripoli. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Several air strikes and explosions shook Tripoli overnight in an escalation of an assault on the Libyan capital by the warlord Khalifa Haftar. A Reu(...)

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 (...)

Tunisians take part in a protest in Tunis on Thursday against US president Donald  Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/ EPA

For decades, the idea of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital served as a rare and powerful rallying cry that united the Arab world. King(...)

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(...)

Leader of the Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar. A spokesman for the LNA said 103 of those killed in the attack at the air base were LNA troops. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said on Friday that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base. (...)

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