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German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian president Vladimir Putin pose for a picture as he arrives to attend the Libya summit in Berlin on Sunday. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Eight years after France and Britain led a military intervention to topple Muammar Gadafy without having considered how to manage the aftermath of the(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, regional leaders and Russian president Vladimir Putin (front right) gather during a peace summit on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Getty

The weekend’s Berlin summit on Libya did not end fighting or ensure a peaceful resolution of the country’s civil conflict, but it may discourage exter(...)

Leaders and lawmakers from 10 countries are attending talks in Berlin aimed at bringing an end to the protracted conflict in Libya. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty

Libya’s warring factions and their respective international allies agreed in Berlin on Sunday on a renewed weapons embargo in a bid to end the long-r(...)

German foreign minister Heiko Maas  meets Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday. Photograph:  German foreign ministry handout via Reuters

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent (...)

Commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar meeting  Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting in Moscow on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Russian ministry of foreign affairs

Almost 1,000 refugees and migrants have been returned to war-torn Libya from the Mediterranean Sea in the first two weeks of 2020, according to the UN(...)

Demonstrators wave flags and step on posters of some world leaders as they take part in a rally against eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar and in support of the UN-recognised government of national accord (GNA) in Tripoli on Friday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/ AFP

Libya could become a new Syria in the intensity of its conflicts and as a cockpit for regional and big power rivalries unless more serious efforts are(...)

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(...)

A member of Libya’s central security support force holds a weapon during a security deployment in the Tajura district, east of Tripoli, on Monday. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has formally asked parliament in Ankara for a one-year mandate to send troops to Libya, where the (...)

 A Libyan man  holds up his Libyan passport on the deck of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship. Photograph: Sally Hayden

“It’s beautiful,” said a father, as he gazed at the Sicilian coast looming before him. “My country could be beautiful but it needs 10, 15 years.” He (...)

A child being rescued from a wooden boat off the Libyan coast in the early hours of Friday, December 27th. Photograph: Sally Hayden

The alarm sounded shortly after midnight on Friday. Bleary-eyed volunteers and crew stumbled up to the mess room for a briefing. There was a boat, the(...)

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