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Ayman al-Warfalli

On Libya's front lines, Sirte is focus for regional rivalries

Aug 20 2020

SIRTE, Libya In Sirte's municipal offices, walls are adorned with pictures of Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based Libyan National Army. Out in the desert, troops keep watch from behind sandbanks.

On Libya's front lines, Sirte is focus for regional rivalries

Aug 20 2020

SIRTE, Libya, Aug 20 In Sirte's municipal offices, walls are adorned with pictures of Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based Libyan National Army. Out in the desert, troops keep watch from behind sandbanks.

Stored crude, condensate could be shipped from shuttered Libyan ports

Aug 19 2020

RAS LANUF, Libya A limited reopening of Libyan oil terminals could allow the export of some crude oil and condensate stored at Es Sider, Brega, Zueitina and Hariga, but leaves a months-long blockade of the ports in place, oil engineers say.

Eastern Libyan lawmakers not to join Geneva talks

Feb 24 2020

GENEVA/BENGHAZI, Libya Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace talks with politicians allied to the internationally recognized government.

Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging U.N. ceasefire talks

Feb 19 2020

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict

Feb 17 2020

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, eastern factions close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from Africa's largest petroleum reserves.

Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict

Feb 17 2020

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from Africa's largest petroleum reserves.

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Feb 12 2020

BENGHAZI, Libya/CAIRO Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday.

Libya's Haftar makes push in western Libya

Jan 26 2020

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata, which is allied to the country's internationally recognised government, officials and residents said.

Libya peace talks in Moscow fall short of ceasefire deal

Jan 13 2020

MOSCOW/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an open-ended ceasefire to end a nine-month war over the capital Tripoli.

World News

Putin sees 'a lot of issues' at first summit with Biden

GENEVA (Reuters) -With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office.