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(...)

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 (...)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during the foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard, France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations revealed stark divergences in views on the Middle East as they wrapped up a meeting in France that o(...)

Leaders attend a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Pool via Reuters

EU leaders have agreed an unconditional extension until April 12th to the UK Brexit negotiating process. Should British prime minister Theresa May s(...)

 Men who had been arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers over suspected links to the Islamic State being  held in Deir al-Zour province, Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Shamima Begum left London as a 15-year-old schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria. Four years later and with a baby born days ago, she has pleaded (...)

Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasha with his wife, relatives and supporters  a few minutes after he was declared winner of Congo’s  presidential election on Friday. Photograph: Caroline Thirion/AFP/Getty Images

The powerful Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has challenged the published result of last month’s historic election, setting the cl(...)

Ireland and France have “a very similar view and approach towards supporting and progressing” the Middle East peace process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Ireland may host a meeting of Arab and European foreign ministers aimed at relaunching the Middle East peace process as early as January 2019, offici(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the “Getting Ireland Brexit Ready” workshop at the Convention Centre, Dublin, last Thursday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is to meet UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday in London to discuss the ongoing Brexit talks and (...)

John Lyndon of Alliance for Middle East Peace (Allmep): ‘We have never handed a worse set of variables to an emerging generation’

At first glance, John Lyndon’s mission to foster peace between Israelis and Palestinians might appear hopeless. But the 35-year-old Dubliner has no il(...)

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron: “The rise of extremes is almost a general rule, and France is an exception.” Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron took fire from every direction this week: from Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian interior minister Ma(...)

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