Middle East

Renegade Libyan general in push to take back oil ports

Forces loyal to renegade general launch push to seize oil terminals in eastern Libya from the Benghazi Defence Brigade.

Libya

Libya: Will losing oil ports end Haftar's power?

Losing the oil ports could be an attempt to weaken Haftar, and force him to meet political rivals, analysts say.

Libya: Will losing oil ports end Haftar's power?

War & Conflict

Rival Libyan factions battle over eastern oil ports

Offensive launched by UN-backed Tripoli government against rival administration's fighters who seized ports last week.

Rival Libyan factions battle over eastern oil ports

Libya

Haftar's forces seize fourth oil port in Libya

Capture of Brega comes as Western nations condemn renegade general's offensive on "oil crescent" along northern coast.

Libya

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar attack ports in Libya

Rebel commander's forces assault Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, and Es Sider oil ports in Libya's oil crescent, witnesses say.

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar attack ports in Libya

Opinion

US starts its long-awaited anti-ISIL campaign in Libya

After the disastrous intervention in 2011, the US has to be careful of the unintended consequences of a new campaign.

Olivier Guitta

by Olivier Guitta

Olivier Guitta

Libya

Deal reached to reopen Libya's oil terminals

Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, shut since 2014, to resume exports after officials sign deal with armed group controlling them.

Deal to open Libya's Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports

Opinion

More military intervention in Libya in store

Libya has replaced Syria and Iraq as the top military priority, especially for Europeans.

Olivier Guitta

by Olivier Guitta

Olivier Guitta

War & Conflict

Libya in crisis: 'This is not just Misrata's fight'

A unity government deal would bring greater international support for Libya's fight against ISIL, observers say.

Libya in crisis: 'This is not just Misrata's fight'

Politics

Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Amid continued ISIL expansion and a perceived threat from Iran, Saudi Arabia has been searching for new allies.

Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Middle East

Audio leaks 'show UAE and Egypt shipped arms to Haftar'

Latest leaked phone calls appear to show cooperation between the UAE and Egypt to transfer weaponry to Libyan general.

Audio leaks 'show UAE and Egypt shipped arms to Haftar'

Opinion

Libyans don't need more weapons

Lifting the arms embargo to help the Libyan military fight ISIL would sabotage UN-sponsored peace talks.

Claudia Gazzini

by Claudia Gazzini
- Issandr El Amrani

Claudia Gazzini

War & Conflict

Libya: 'No one can win this war'

As fighting rages across the country, Libya's warring sides have entered a final round of UN-brokered talks.

Libya: 'No one can win this war'

Opinion

More stick, less carrot needed in Libya

The UN should stop threatening Libyan war criminals with sanctions and actually implement it.

Hafed Al-Ghwell

by Hafed Al-Ghwell

Hafed Al-Ghwell

War & Conflict

ISIL claims suicide attack in Libya's Benghazi

Armed group claims responsibility for deadly attack that killed seven at army checkpoint in eastern city.

ISIL claims suicide attack in Libya's Benghazi