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Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin Sunday to strengthen an arms embargo on Libya and shore up a shaky ceasefire, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades on major oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar. Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) is...

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Pompeo expresses 'outrage' to Egypt's leader over imprisoned American's death

Pompeo expresses 'outrage' to Egypt's leader over imprisoned American's death

Fattah al-Sisi over the death of an American national imprisoned in Egypt since 2013. Mustafa Kassem, a 54-year-old Egyptian-American who suffered from diabetes and heart problems, died January 13 after a hunger strike in which he ceased drinking fluids for four days before his death....

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Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at a peace summit in Berlin. “To implement the other stages of the political process and...

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Libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander Haftar back into diplomacy

Libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander Haftar back into diplomacy

Countries struggled at an international peace summit for Libya on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of Libya’s oil output was shut in areas he controls. Haftar, whose forces are bearing down on the...

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