Khalifa Haftar

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Soldiers carry the coffin of the  Chadian president Idriss Déby during his state funeral in N’Djamena on Friday. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

By the time Chad’s electoral commission had declared President Idriss Déby Itno the winner of his sixth term, the former general was already dead or d(...)

Erik Prince: founder of private military contractor Blackwater USA. Photograph:  AP Photos/Susan Walsh

Erik Prince, the US private security contractor and former head of Blackwater Worldwide, tried to help a renegade general take control of Libya and “a(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken: will review sanctions imposed on Iranian-aligned Yemeni rebels after warnings  the measures risked triggering a terrible famine. Photograph: Carlos Barria

The White House has suspended arms sales agreed by Donald Trump to two Gulf allies, the first significant move by President Joe Biden to reset US rela(...)

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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said that while ‘we are living through a time of crises’, the Covid-19 trouble is chief among them. Photograph: Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated near total harmony in their approach to great crises of the moment w(...)

French civil security personnel    heading for Beirut as France sends search and rescue teams on three military planes a day after a powerful explosion tore through Lebanon’s capital. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

The vast explosion that devastated the city of Beirut was felt as far away as Cyprus. But the psychological impact of the blast will be felt even furt(...)

  Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides (right) and EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell  address a joint press conference following their meeting at the   in Nicosia. Photograph:  EPA

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell expressed his “strong solidarity” with Cyprus on a visit to the island amid increasing tensio(...)

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(...)

Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan government of national accord (GNA) celebrate in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Forces aligned with Libya’s UN-backed government have retaken the town of Tarhouna in western Libya in a final blow to renegade general Khalifa Haftar(...)

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