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Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

Khalifa Hifter, center, at a military parade in Benghazi last year.
Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

Khalifa Hifter, center, at a military parade in Benghazi last year.
Trump Calls Anti-Jihad Libyan Warlord amid Tripoli Invasion

Trump Calls Anti-Jihad Libyan Warlord amid Tripoli Invasion

President Donald Trump recognized the “significant role in fighting terrorism” of Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) in a phone call with Haftar on Monday, potentially marking a
ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo

ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo

United Nations peacekeeping soldiers from Tanzania searching for Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo in November. Evidence ties the rebel group to the Islamic State.

Fierce clashes erupt outside Libyan capital Tripoli

Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city centre, residents said, as the death toll from two weeks of fighting
ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo

ISIS, After Laying Groundwork, Gains Toehold in Congo

United Nations peacekeeping soldiers from Tanzania searching for Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo in November. Evidence ties the rebel group to the Islamic State.
Tripoli hit by airstrikes as Haftar steps up assault on Libyan capital

Tripoli hit by airstrikes as Haftar steps up assault on Libyan capital

It is unclear whether aircraft or drones carried out the strike, which follows US statement in support of HaftarSeveral airstrikes, including the first alleged use of armed drones in the conflict,

Explosions rock Tripoli as battle rages outside Libyan capital

Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, as forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa
Libya: Warlord Haftar Spokesman Claims Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Aiding Government

Libya: Warlord Haftar Spokesman Claims Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Aiding Government

Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have deployed reinforcements to the legitimate government of Libya, the Government of National Accord (GNA), to prevent renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan
Harvard Poll: Plurality of Young 2020 Voters Oppose U.S. Nation-Building

Harvard Poll: Plurality of Young 2020 Voters Oppose U.S. Nation-Building

A plurality of young, likely 2020 presidential election voters oppose the United States nation-building and toppling foreign governments around the world, a new Harvard poll reveals.
UK spent £11m of public money fighting Libya rendition case

UK spent £11m of public money fighting Libya rendition case

Figures show vast sums spent resisting apology demands over rendition of Libyan dissidentsThe government spent more than £11m of public funds resisting demands for an apology, compensation and
Who Controls Libya’s Airports Controls Libya

Who Controls Libya’s Airports Controls Libya

The battle for control over critical infrastructure shows who might win the civil war.
Trump’s Support for Haftar Won’t Help Libya

Trump’s Support for Haftar Won’t Help Libya

The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
Footage shows refugees hiding as Libyan militia attack detention centre

Footage shows refugees hiding as Libyan militia attack detention centre

At least two people reportedly killed in shooting at Qasr bin Ghashir facility near TripoliYoung refugees held in a detention centre in Libya have described being shot at indiscriminately by militias
The Guardian view on Libya: this crisis is international | Editorial

The Guardian view on Libya: this crisis is international | Editorial

Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers have egged him on – and civilians are paying the priceThe warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar

Residential areas of Libya's capital becoming 'battlefields', says Red Cross

Intensified fighting for control of the Libyan capital is turning residential areas of Tripoli into "battlefields", the Red Cross said Thursday, amid a row over France’s alleged backing of military
Gold smugglers are swindling billions of dollars from African nations

Gold smugglers are swindling billions of dollars from African nations

Artisanal gold mining is a booming business that has spawned a costly side hustle—smuggling.
Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie

Loving Dictators Is as American as Apple Pie

Trump has embraced yet another strongman, this time in Libya. But it’s not just a personal failing—it’s a national tradition.
Libya halts Manchester Arena bombing extradition due to Tripoli clashes

Libya halts Manchester Arena bombing extradition due to Tripoli clashes

Court had agreed to return Hashem Abedi, younger brother of the bomber, to UKPlans by Libya to extradite the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber to Britain have been put on hold while

Government, Haftar forces battle house-to-house in Tripoli

Forces backing Libya's internationally recognised government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared