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Manchester Bombing Puts Libya’s ISIS Problem Back in the Spotlight

A horrific suicide bombing in Manchester has put a spotlight on Libya—the North African nation where the chaos that has prevailed for the better part of the past six years has become a fertile breeding ground for a mélange of terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham …

GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

Libya’s foreign minister, Mohammed Sayala, has named Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country’s army – provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority.

British Foreign Secretary meets Al-Sirraj in Tripoli

The British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, has arrived today in Tripoli with an accompanying delegation and they were received by the Libyan Foreign Minister of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala and other officials.

Libya asks EU for motorboats, helicopters to patrol coast

Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants. The German government says a “request list” for Libya’s coast guard also includes ambulances, communications equipment and night vision gear. According to the German government’s response to a parliamentary question …