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Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

Libyan general Khalifa Hafter, leader of east-Libyan based forces. Photograph: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis

The UN-backed government in Libya has announced a ceasefire in the civil war which pits it against eastern-based forces headed by Khalifa Haftar, a re(...)

A demonstration in the  centre of  Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations-backed government in Tripoli is refusing to attend talks on the future of Libya in Cairo on Tuesday after Egypt threatened military(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: thought to be hiding in sparsely populated desert between Mosul and Raqqa. Photograph: AFP

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi exhorted followers on Thursday to stand fast and keep fighting in his first purported audio communication in(...)

A B-2 stealth bomber photographed in California in 2014. This was the aircraft used to bomb Islamic State targets in Libya on Wednesday. File photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

More than 80 Islamic State fighters were killed in US air strikes on Libya on Wednesday night, US defence secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. US B(...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government waving a Libyan flag as he stands atop the ruins of a house after forces finished clearing Ghiza Bahriya, the final district of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte, Libya. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Libyan forces have finished clearing the final district of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte in which the jihadist group had been holding o(...)

A suitcase filled with blocks of hashish, seized from the cargo ship Munzur in December  2015, in the office of the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian financial police force, in Palermo, Italy, in June.  Photograph: Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

The investigators for Italy’s anti-drug unit were used to measuring the flow of hashish from Moroccan fields to European shores one speedboat or Jet (...)

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