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EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows.

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, causing new civilian casualties in the grinding conflict a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a ‘lasting ceasefire’.

Libya summit opens in Berlin, seeking end to foreign meddling

Libya summit opens in Berlin, seeking end to foreign meddling

World leaders made a fresh push for peace in Libya at a summit in Berlin on Sunday, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from turning into a ‘second Syria’.

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall, in an article published in Politico ...

Putin to attend Berlin's Libya peace talks as Russia expects progress

Putin to attend Berlin's Libya peace talks as Russia expects progress

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend an international conference on the Libyan peace process in Berlin this weekend, the Kremlin announced on Friday.

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree today to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said.

EU seeks political impetus for Libya ceasefire from Berlin talks

EU seeks political impetus for Libya ceasefire from Berlin talks

The European Union hopes that this week's peace conference on Libya, being hosted by Berlin, will drive forward the political process towards a ceasefire ...

Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that would stabilise the North African country.

Libya ceasefire call brings lull in heavy fighting

Libya ceasefire call brings lull in heavy fighting

A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes on Sunday, though both warring factions accused each other of violating the truce as skirmishes continued around the capital Tripoli.

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Libya after talks in Istanbul, where they also inaugurated a "historic" gas pipeline.

Forces loyal to east Libyan commander Haftar enter city of Sirte

Forces loyal to east Libyan commander Haftar enter city of Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had entered Sirte and had taken control of large parts of the coastal city.

'Arab League official's statement contradicts member states on Libya'

'Arab League official's statement contradicts member states on Libya'

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday that it was surprised from the remarks made by the Arab-League secretary-general in which he rejected only non-Arab military intervention in Libya.