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Don’t ‘turn a blind eye’ to...

Seven United Nations agencies called for a cease-fire in war-torn Libya that would allow local authorities and humanitarian organizations to focus on the coronavirus outbreak.

Young Libyan entrepreneurs help children...

As in most of the Arab world, the Libyan government shut schools to combat the coronavirus COVID-19, and teachers, parents, and students are scrambling not to lose the rest of the school year.

Massive bombardment hits Tripoli as water...

By Ismail Zitouny A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought overnight for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground recently around the city.

Assad and Haftar are mutually benefiting...

The Syrian dictator and the Libyan warlord have been accused of tacitly working together to amass fortunes from illegal drug trafficking, exploiting civil war conditions of both Libya and Syria.

U.S. does not support Haftar’s...

By Humeyra Pamuk The United States does not support the offensive of Libya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer militia fighters and...

Warlord Haftar declares coup on political...

Khalifa Haftar on Monday unilaterally declared himself the ruler of Libya, announcing a coup on the Skhirat Political Agreement and the House of Representatives.  In a video statement, Haftar pointed to street demonstrations in areas under his...

Tripoli’s Civilian Airport Attacked Amid...

The only civilian airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli came under direct attack by eastern-based opposition forces, authorities in the capital said Thursday, as diplomatic efforts to end the war continued to falter.

Special Briefing: Senior State Department...

Moderator (M): Today’s briefing will be on background, attribution to a senior department official or State Department official. And he is going to start with remarks and then will take a few of your questions.

Lawyer claims Italy can’t charge captain...

By Frances D’Emilio A lawyer for the captain of a cargo ship jailed in Italy for allegedly transporting embargoed armaments to Libya contended on Thursday that there are no legal grounds for a case against his client in Italy.