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Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter?

While Washington has been accusing Moscow of inflaming the conflict in war-torn Libya by sending mercenaries to fight on behalf of strongman Khalifa Hifter, signs have been emerging that Russia is increasing contacts with the Hifter-aligned eastern-based parliament at the expense of Hifter himself.

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Report: Haftar owes Russian Wagner Group $150 million as rift grows over rookie fighters

Details of a dispute between Khalifa Haftar and the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group show financial and military issues unsolved between the two, according to a report by Arabic Post news website.

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Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Seven UN agencies on Wednesday called for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to the conflict” in the North African nation where 64 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

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Sayala to SC: Condemnation of Haftar and his loyalists is your historical responsibility

The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has addressed the Security Council (SC) demanding that it face its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security, and to condemn Haftar’s glaring illegal attack on Tripoli.

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EU calls for immediate Libya ceasefire, respect of int’ law, protection of civilians, return to negotiations, implementation of UN arms embargo and appointment of new UNSMIL head

Following on from the report to the UN Security Council on Libya on 11 May by Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkey’s escalatory statement on 10 May warning that it could target Khalifa Hafter’s (commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) ‘‘elements’’ directly, following his missiles landing near Turkey’s Tripoli …

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Libya’s Foreign Ministry urges international community to end Haftar’s attacks on civilians

Libya on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take a stand against rocket attacks by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces that struck dangerously close to the Turkish and Italian foreign missions in Tripoli. 

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Guterres calls on the international community to push for a ceasefire in Libya

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Monday, called on all member states of the Security Council, to use their authority in achieving a ceasefire and to create a conducive atmosphere for political talks to take place, in line with SC resolutions.

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Libya’s internationally recognized government rejects blatant interference in its internal affairs by France, Greece, Egypt, UAE and Cyprus joint statement

Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli, through a statement by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today rejected the joint statement by France, Greece, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus on the Libyan-Turkish Maritime Memorandum of Understanding.

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