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What's behind Haftar's refusal to sign Libya deal?

Tripoli - Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's reluctance to sign up to a Turkish-Russian orchestrated ceasefire accord underlines the complexity of Libya's conflict and pressures exerted by key foreign players, analysts say.

Libya ceasefire agreed after months of fighting

Tripoli - Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

Libya's GNA accepts ceasefire after rival Haftar: statement

Tripoli - Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed on Sunday to a ceasefire urged by Moscow and Ankara, several hours after rival strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a cessation of hostilities.

Europe, N. Africa in diplomatic flurry to avoid 'second Syria' in Libya

Tripoli - Europe and North Africa have launched a diplomatic offensive to try to prevent Libya, with the increased involvement of international players in its conflict, from turning into a "second Syria".

At least 28 dead in raid on Tripoli military school: ministry

Tripoli - At least 28 people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday in an air strike on a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a ministry spokesman said.

Turkish President promises military aid to LIbyan government

Recep Erdogan, the Turkish president, said on Thursday that Turkey will be sending ground troops and advanced weapons to Libya. He said the deployment is expected some time in January.

Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Tripoli - Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children's belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital's outskirts earlier this year.

Greek FM seeks support against Tripoli-Ankara maritime deal

Benghazi - Greece's foreign minister made a whirlwind tour of eastern Libya, Egypt and Cyprus Sunday amid tensions with Turkey following Ankara's contentious maritime deal with the Tripoli government.

Op-Ed: Commander Haftar demands Misrata militia withdraw from Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar who heads the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced an ultimatum to the Misrata militia ordering them to leave Tripoli within three days.

Why does Turkey seek a greater role in war-torn Libya?

Tripoli - Turkey's parliament approved a security and military cooperation deal with Libya's UN-recognised unity government based in Tripoli on Saturday.

Libya's GNA says ready to implement military deal with Turkey

Tripoli - Libya's UN-recognised unity government on Thursday approved the implementation of a military deal with Ankara, paving the way for a bigger Turkish role in the war-torn country.

Op-Ed: The US is losing the Middle East game to Russia and Turkey

Ankara - America’s vague, blurry Middle Eastern geopolitical strategy has always been a bit iffy. Now, The US is losing ground in the Middle East as Russia takes Turkey effectively out of NATO, with US nukes on the ground in Turkey.

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

Tripoli - From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties are running rings around a UN arms embargo.

War-scarred Libya airport reopens after three-month closure

Tripoli - Flights resumed on Thursday at the Libyan capital Tripoli's sole functioning airport, after a more than three-month suspension due to repeated rocket attacks, an official said.

Libya navy says over 200 migrants rescued from Med

Tajurah - Libya's navy said Saturday it had rescued 205 migrants in an operation off the coast of Tripoli.

Flights to resume at Libya capital's battle-scarred airport

Tripoli - Flights are to resume at Tripoli's Mitiga airport, closed for almost two months after being bombed multiple times in the ongoing battle for the Libyan capital, the unity government said on Tuesday.

2 children killed as Amnesty accuses Libya armed groups of ignoring laws of war

Tripoli - Two children were killed on Tuesday when a rocket hit their home in Libya's capital Tripoli, as Amnesty International accused warring parties fighting for the city of "utter disregard" for the laws of war.

Public buses return to Tripoli after 30 years

Tripoli - Parked in a hangar in downtown Tripoli, some 35 buses awaited this week's launch of a new urban public transport scheme -- the first in the Libyan capital in three decades.

Libyan strongman Haftar says open to dialogue

Tripoli - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been battling to capture the seat of the UN-recognised government in Tripoli since April, has said he is open to dialogue after repeatedly rejecting UN calls for talks.

Libya journalists caught in the crossfire

Tripoli - In a country splintered by conflict and propaganda wars, Libya's journalists are caught in the crossfire between battle fronts and partisan employers, exposing them to risks on the ground.
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