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The Guardian view on Algeria’s ousted president: what next? | Editorial

The Guardian view on Algeria’s ousted president: what next? | Editorial

Protesters have forced the departure of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But that may prove to be the easy partThe scenes of jubilation on the streets of Algeria on Tuesday night had vivid, almost uncanny echoes
Libyan strongman orders troops to march on Tripoli

Libyan strongman orders troops to march on Tripoli

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar says forces’ move will ‘shake the lands under the feet of the unjust bunch’The strongman who controls two thirds of Libya has ordered his forces to march to Tripoli, the

UN chief urges restraint as Haftar forces draw closer to Libya's Tripoli

The UN secretary-general appealed on Thursday for restraint from rival factions in Libya as forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar moved to within 100 km (60 miles) of the capital Tripoli.

Libyan militia chief Khalifa Haftar orders troops to 'advance' on Tripoli

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops Thursday to "advance" on Tripoli, seat of the internationally-recognised unity government, as world powers warned of consequences for military
In Libya, Militia Advances on Capital, Raising Prospect of Renewed Civil War

In Libya, Militia Advances on Capital, Raising Prospect of Renewed Civil War

Members of forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter seized one of Libya’s largest oil fields, Sharara, in February. That attack now appears to have been the beginning of a march toward Tripoli.
Militia Advances on Libyan Capital, Raising Prospect of Renewed Civil War

Militia Advances on Libyan Capital, Raising Prospect of Renewed Civil War

Members of forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter seized one of Libya’s largest oil fields, Sharara, in February. That attack now appears to have been the beginning of a march toward Tripoli.
Fears of Libyan civil war as militias capture 145 Haftar troops

Fears of Libyan civil war as militias capture 145 Haftar troops

Action escalates fight between government-allied western militias and Libyan National ArmyFears were mounting of renewed civil war in Libya after militias allied to the government in Tripoli captured

UN chief says 'deeply concerned' after meeting with Libya’s Haftar

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday he was leaving Libya with a "heavy heart" and was deeply concerned, after he held a meeting with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar who has ordered
Libya Is Entering Another Civil War. America Can Stop It.

Libya Is Entering Another Civil War. America Can Stop It.

In Libya, Benghazi’s Old Town lies in ruins and many areas remain mined and booby-trapped.

How the West’s silence emboldened Libya’s Haftar

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s advance on Tripoli has shocked the international community and sparked a UN call for a military halt. But is it too little too late to contain the self-aggrandising
Ambush Slows Libyan Militia’s Drive to Take Capital

Ambush Slows Libyan Militia’s Drive to Take Capital

Gen. Khalifa Hifter in 2015. His drive to capture the Libyan capital, Tripoli, slowed on Friday.

UN calls on Haftar's forces to halt Libya advance

Libyan forces under Khalifa Haftar battled their way to the south of Tripoli on Friday, prompting the UN Security Council and the G7 to demand a halt to the military advance on the capital.
Haftar's advance leaves UN's hopes for Libya settlement in tatters

Haftar's advance leaves UN's hopes for Libya settlement in tatters

Critics say policy of appeasement towards strongman has left country at risk of military ruleAfter more than half a century in and around Libyan politics, and at the age of 75, Field Marshal Khalifa
Libya: international community warns Haftar against Tripoli attack

Libya: international community warns Haftar against Tripoli attack

Military leader’s threats to Libya’s capital have been condemned by the UN and EULast-ditch appeals are being made to persuade Khalifa Haftar to step back from the brink of an all-out attack on
EU Parliament President Warns of New Libyan Migration Crisis as Warlord Advances on Capital

EU Parliament President Warns of New Libyan Migration Crisis as Warlord Advances on Capital

European Parliament president Antonio Tajani has expressed anxiety over a new migrant crisis in Libya, due to the prospect of the current government being toppled by a powerful general.

Pressure mounts on Libya’s Haftar to halt Tripoli offensive

EU foreign ministers on Saturday upped pressure on Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his offensive on Tripoli. But they failed to detail enforcement mechanisms if the Libyan strongman refused to
France Admits There Is 'Real Collusion' Between People-smugglers and Migrant 'Rescue' NGOs

France Admits There Is 'Real Collusion' Between People-smugglers and Migrant 'Rescue' NGOs

MILAN (AP) — France’s interior minister says some aid groups operating in the Mediterranean Sea sometimes act like accomplices to human traffickers.

Haftar’s forces continue push into Tripoli as Libya crisis escalates

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar continued their push into Tripoli on Monday, disregarding global appeals for a truce while a rival UN-backed administration announced a
U.S. Military Pulls Out of Libyan Capital as Rival Militias Battle

U.S. Military Pulls Out of Libyan Capital as Rival Militias Battle

Fighters commanded by Gen. Khalifa Hifter heading out of Benghazi, Libya, on Sunday to reinforce forces advancing on Tripoli.
Battle for Tripoli escalates as fighting nears Libyan capital

Battle for Tripoli escalates as fighting nears Libyan capital

Fighting rages between UN-backed Tripoli government and self-styled Libyan National ArmyThe battle for Tripoli escalated on Sunday as a military assault on the city by the eastern Libyan military