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Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.

East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

Four die in first clash of Libyan force’s southward push

1 February 2019, 8:17 PM

At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought for hours with a local armed group as they sought to expand south, military officials said.

Emad Al-Sayah, Chairman of Libya's High National Election Commission (HNEC), speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya December 6, 2018

Libyan election commission says needs budget for February constitution vote

7 December 2018, 6:42 AM

Western powers and the United Nations hope Libya will hold a national election by June after a referendum on a constitutional framework to chart a way out of a conflict stemming from the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Protesters outside Libya's national congress compound in Tripoli.

Libyans protest against US air strike in southern Libya

5 December 2018, 5:55 AM

The protesters, among them women and children, held up pamphlets saying “Africom attacked civilians”, and “Africom is killing our sons”.

Migrants walking

Migrant flows slows down in Libyan former smuggling hub

27 November 2018, 12:07 PM

Sabratha, 75 km west of the capital Tripoli where people smugglers exploited gang lawlessness for years, was the main launchpad on Libya’s Mediterranean coast for Italy-bound migrants, with the flow peaking in 2016 and early 2017.

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