UN secretary general Antonio Guterres  meeting Gen Khalifa Haftar: 'I reiterate that there is no military solution for the Libyan crisis, only a political one,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File photograph: LNA War Information Division

Dozens of migrants and refugees in a Tripoli detention centre were dressed in old military uniforms and ordered to begin packing weapons this week, as(...)

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya. Italian officials have been trying to secure his attendance at today’s conference in  Sicily. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Italy is hosting a two-day Libya conference on Monday and aims to push forward a new UN plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after a i(...)

National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court at a speech to the Federalist Society on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after US national security adviser John Bol(...)

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to reassure North Korea about US intentions on Thursday as he said that the “Libya model” of denuclearisation propose(...)

President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the exhibition in the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh yesterday at the opening of exhibitions for Neighbourhood Week with  Dr Nooh Al-Kaddo, right. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dr Nooh Edreeb al-Kaddo (65) was born in Mosul, Iraq, in January 1953. He has an MBA and a PhD in public administration from the University of Liverpo(...)

Members of Libyan National Army gather after the liberation of Islamist militants’ last stronghold in Benghazi, Libya, last week. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Heavy clashes erupted on Sunday between rival factions on the coastal road east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a witness and local report(...)

In a photo provided by the White House, Donald Trump and administration figures are briefed on the strike on an air base in Syria at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Shealah Craighead/The White House via The New York Times

So now we know what it takes for an unhinged, bigoted demagogue to get liberal applause: just bypass the constitution to fire some missiles. It had s(...)

Migrants on a sinking dinghy off the Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on March 20th. Photograph: Abdullah Elgamoudi/AFP/Getty Images

Six thousand migrants have been rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea – between North Africa and Italy – in the last few days, the International Or(...)

 Red Crescent  volunteers  recover bodies washed ashore at the coast near Al Zawiya, Libya. Photograph: Red Crescent/AFP

The bodies of dozens of African migrants have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said. At least 74 bodies wer(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ireland on Sunday for talks with Charlie Flanagan. He will also be awarded an international peace award. Photograph: Reuters

John Kerry is in Ireland today for talks on Northern Ireland, Syria and Brexit. Mr Kerry will meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan an(...)

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