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Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar. (AFP/ File Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 09:18 GMT
Libya’s General Haftar has become powerful enough to move on Tripoli and he owes that strength to a group of international backers who peddle the narrative that he is fighting terrorism.
Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar, chief of the so-called Libyan National Army (AFP)
April 10, 2019 - 22:00 GMT
Khalifa Haftar, a former leader in Muammar Gaddafi's military who took control of much of eastern Libya with the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE in the country's ongoing civil war, has launched a fresh offensive on Tripoli, Libya's internationally recognised capital.
Libya conflict (Twitter)
April 10, 2019 - 07:53 GMT
The United Nations (UN) has postponed a conference in Libya that had been meant to discuss the possibility of holding elections in the country, as fighting between rival domestic forces continues near the capital, Tripoli, and elsewhere.
Forces loyal to the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) are pictured at the entrance gate leading to Tripoli's old airport on April 8, 2019. (AFP/ File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:15 GMT
The United Nations condemned an airstrike on the only functioning airport in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, on Monday.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini  (Twitter)
April 08, 2019 - 16:49 GMT
EU foreign policy chief on Monday called on the Libyan leaders and military figures to reduce tension and return to the negotiation table.
AFP (File Photo)
April 08, 2019 - 16:45 GMT
Russia on Sunday blocked a UN Security Council statement that would have called on forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to halt their advance on Tripoli, diplomats said.
 Military Conflict in Libya  (Twitter)
April 08, 2019 - 10:05 GMT
The United States urged for an immediate halt to military conflict in Libya Sunday as insurgent fighters advance on Tripoli.
Libya Air strikes hit Haftar's forces south of Tripoli (Twitter)
April 08, 2019 - 07:47 GMT
Fighter jets of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Monday hit an airbase under the control of east-Libya based commander Khalifa Haftar, according to Libya's Al Ahrar TV.
Soldiers from the self-styled army of Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar take part in a military parade in the eastern city of Benghazi. (Abdullah Doma / AFP)
April 07, 2019 - 10:43 GMT
A total of 14 soldiers loyal to East Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar have been killed in the clashes with Libyan army in Tripoli, said a spokesman Saturday.
'Brief skirmish' near Libya's Tripoli  (Twitter)
April 04, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
The UN chief says he's worried about a major showdown in Libya and is urging warring factions to turn to dialogue instead.
Forces loyal to eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar (Twitter)
April 04, 2019 - 07:54 GMT
Libya's Presidential Council declared a military alert Wednesday after forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar were deployed to western parts of the country.
Libya's Khalifa Haftar. (AFP)
April 01, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar has revealed that Libya’s political crisis will be resolved this month through a deal on a single government.
(Twitter)
March 28, 2019 - 09:12 GMT
The Patek Philippe watch of former strongman Muammar Gaddafi has been attracting the internet’s attention after being sold in an auction in Dubai.
Family and tribe members of imprisoned former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi, demonstrate with signs calling for his release in Tripoli on March 23, 2019. (AFP/ File)
March 24, 2019 - 12:51 GMT
Libyan relatives and supporters of Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, protested in Tripoli on Saturday to demand his release.
A boy with the flag of Lebanon (Shutterstock)
March 21, 2019 - 10:42 GMT
Watchdogs voiced fears Wednesday that next month’s by-election in Tripoli might do away with pre-printed ballots.
Libya’s total oil production currently stands at around 1.17m bpd, according to Bloomberg. (Shutterstock)
March 15, 2019 - 07:43 GMT
Libya’s oil output is steadily increasing in March, as the production from the country’s largest oil field El-Sharara resumed last week, lifting the North African nation’s total production to an estimated 6-year high.