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Understanding Libya’s relentless destabilization

After leading a military coup in 1969, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cemented his rule over Libya for more than 40 years. A variety of different political ideologies—Pan-Arabism,...

Who actually owns Libyan oil?

In the past the long-term export of petroleum products allowed Libyans to maintain a high standard of living for several decades, outpacing most African...

Instability in Libya is set to exacerbate Europe’s migrant crisis

At least four dinghies reached the shore at Dungeness in Kent on Sunday, carrying dozens of people desperate to reach Britain before worsening winter...

From Vienna to Tripoli, the Muslim Brotherhood’s impact is felt on both sides of the Mediterranean

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recently undertaken a number of legislative initiatives that target Islamist groups and movements, which are active within the country,...

EU set to extend Operation Irini until 2023

The European Union is set to extend its Libya arms embargo mission for two years, a senior EU official said, according to a report...

Greece reopens embassy in Tripoli

Greece's Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced it is immediately reopening its embassy in Libya's capital, Tripoli and a consulate in Benghazi.The announcement came a day...

NATO voices concerns over Russian military presence in MENA region

Russia's increasing military presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a matter of "great concern" for NATO, its Secretary-General Jens...

EU to launch new Libya arms embargo mission in Mediterranean

European Union nations agreed on Thursday to launch a new air and naval mission in the Mediterranean, to monitor the UN arms embargo in...

EU urges Turkey to halt illegal drilling off Cyprus, prepares new sanctions

The European Union has urged Turkey to halt its "illegal" drilling activities in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) whilst preparing new sanctions, following the country's...

Merkel says Berlin to host Libya peace talks

Libya peace talks will be held in Berlin, said Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. "We hope...

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, France call Turkey-Libya deals "void"

Greece, Cyprus, France and Egypt condemned on Wednesday the two agreements signed between Turkey and Libya on maritime boundaries and military cooperation, calling them...

Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy to meet in Cairo

The Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, France and Italy travelled to Cairo on Wednesday morning to participate in a five-sided meeting along with the...

Turkish lawmakers authorise troop deployment to Libya

Turkish MPs authorised sending troops to Libya to help the UN-backed government of National Accord in Tripoli fight rival forces of General Khalifa Haftar. During...

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