Khalifa Haftar

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 Migrants sit outside the  detention centre in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya, which was  hit by an air strike earlier this week.   Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Refugees and migrants locked up in Libya have accused fighters associated with the Tripoli-based government of deliberately detaining them close to we(...)

A woman  at the detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an air strike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Libya has not, for some time, been a place of safety. Yet for the EU, unwilling to welcome those fleeing Africa, there has been only one option for de(...)

Debris covers the ground after an airstrike at a detention centre in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/PA

Guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to escape the Libyan migrant detention centre that was hit by air strikes on Tuesday night, according to t(...)

Protesting students demand the removal of the ruling elite in Algiers. Photograph: Ramzi Boudina/Reuters

While Sudan’s civilian uprising is crushed in a bloody crackdown, Algeria’s peaceful protest movement continues unabated and might even yield results (...)

The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

A photo posted on the Facebook Page of the media bureau of “Volcano of Anger” operation, reportedly shows armoured personnel vehicles, shipped to Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), arriving at Tripoli port. Photograph: Media Bureau of ‘Volcano of Anger’ operation/AFP/Getty Images

Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing (...)

A migrant woman reacts inside the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency detention centre in Tajoura, Libya  after it was hit by  shrapnel from an air strike. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

An air strike hit a migrant detention centre in eastern Tripoli on Tuesday night, as the battle for Libya’s capital city continues to rage. Witnesses(...)

The detained migrants were sent to detention centres such as this one  in Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures(...)

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(...)

The aftermath of an attack on the Qasr bin Ghashir  detention centre near Tripoli on Tuesday.

Refugees and migrants were praying inside a detention centre in south Tripoli this week when fighters aligned with Libya’s eastern forces opened fire,(...)

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