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New IRA-Libya compensation bill makes its...

A bill aimed trying to get compensation for victims of Libyan-backed IRA terror had its first reading in the House of Lords on Monday – the first step on its way to potentially becoming law.

Eastern Libya tries to wrest control of oil...

By Chris Stephen Libya’s plans to lift oil production to 1m barrels a day this summer hit another political obstacle after the eastern government ordered deliveries handled by Swiss-based Glencore to halt because of its connection to...

Caught in the middle of Libya’s...

Kidnapping has become a growing problem in Libya, where three governments and several militia are vying for power. The BBC’s North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad has been talking to people personally affected.

Haftar and Salafism: A Dangerous Game

By Ahmed Salah Ali There is a contradiction in General Khalifa Haftar’s narrative. Although he denounces his opponents as “takfiri terrorists and Kharijites” and accuses Misrata of employing political Islam, turning to takfiri groups...

Haftar and Daesh against Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces confirmed it thwarted, on Friday, an attack by what it described as “Haftar militias” at gate 17, east of Sirte, saying that the attack coincided with another attack from Daesh militias south of Sirte, according...

LIA reports low revenues of US$ 331 in 2016

By Sami Zaptia The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has reported that it had made returns of US $ 331 million in 2016. The claim came from the Media Department representing Ali Mahmoud, the Head of the Steering Committee of the LIA appointed...

Egypt Is Bombing the Wrong Targets

By Jason Ditz Airstrikes Against Derna Are a Popular Diversion.Last week, gunmen attacked a busload of Coptic Christians heading to a monastery in southern Egypt.

IOM Head: People Smugglers Make $35 Billion...

People smugglers make about $35 billion a year worldwide and they are driving the tragedy of migrants who die trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told Reuters on...

Dutch woman disappears in Tripoli

By LH reporters A Dutch woman who disappeared in Tripoli on Friday may have been kidnapped as she staged a lone protest at the fighting in the city.

The Brak al-Shati Massacre Shows a Weak GNA...

By Hani Shennib On May 18, militias belonging to the Misratan Third Force and its affiliates launched an attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Brak al-Shati, an airport base in the Libyan province of Fezzan, and killed 141 Libyan army...

The Manchester Attack Network: Abedi, His...

By Jack Moore The investigation into the Manchester bombing on Monday that left 22 people dead and dozens injured outside the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert continued on Thursday.

Dozens killed in renewed clashes between...

By Ayman al-Warfalli At least 60 people were killed as rival Libyan forces clashed at a southern air base on Thursday, medical and military officials said, dimming hopes that tensions in the area can be calmed.

France under Macron signals shift in Libya...

  France said on Thursday it was reviewing its position on the Libyan conflict and for the first time openly called for a united national army that included eastern militia commander Khalifa Haftar to battle Islamist militants.

Libya’s NOC chief defiant in dispute...

By Aidan Lewis The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said he was determined to fend off an attempt by the U.N.-backed government to appropriate energy sector powers and said settling a dispute with Germany’s...

German oil firm accused of withholding $900m...

By Patrick Wintour A German oil producer has been accused by the head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation of withholding more than $900m (£697m) from the Libyan state and colluding with unlawful efforts by Libya’s UN-backed government to...