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    1. July 20, 2016

      Three French soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Libya

      France said on Wednesday that three French soldiers had been killed in a helicopter crash in Libya, the first...

    2. July 14, 2016

      Failed Libyan assassination plot yields a London property bargain

      House for sale: £650,000. Charming 1930s semi-detached abode on Longfield Avenue in “up and coming” Wembley, northwest...

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    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
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    1. June 12, 2016

      Libyan forces appeal for western arms to press home Sirte gains

      Libyan forces laying siege to Isis militants in Sirte have appealed to western governments to provide weapons to help...

    2. June 9, 2016

      Prosecutor drops Libya rendition charges against MI6

      Prosecutors will not pursue charges against British spies over their alleged involvement in the rendition and torture...

    3. May 22, 2016

      Henrique Capriles rallies voter revolt in Venezuela

      Henrique Capriles is clear about how to stop the economic, political and social disaster unfolding in Venezuela, which...

    4. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Oil tanker stuck in Libya sets sail after stand-off

      A tanker that had been blocked for several weeks at the port of Marsa al-Hariga in eastern Libya, in a stand-off over...

    5. April 22, 2016

      US and UK determined to stop Isis building ‘stronghold’ in Libya

      The US and UK are both “desperately” keen to ensure the new Libyan government of national unity succeeds, Barack Obama...

    6. March 11, 2016

      Obama laments fallout from Libya on White House foreign policy

      The military campaign to topple Muammer Gaddafi in 2011 was Barack Obama’s own intervention, the one time he embraced a...

    7. The World

      March 11, 2016

      Obama, Cameron and the Libya blame game

        What are we to make of President Barack Obama’s on-the-record criticism of the role of UK Prime Minister David...

    8. March 10, 2016

      Obama criticises ‘free riding’ allies in 2011 Libya campaign

      US President Barack Obama partly blamed the UK and France for the “mess” in Libya that followed the 2011 fall of...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      February 17, 2016

      Anniversary of the Libyan revolution

      Libyans take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman...

    10. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      FirstFT - The London that might have been

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Conservative commerce Are the...

    11. January 28, 2016

      US eyes new campaign in Libya against Isis

      The US is considering a new campaign of military action in Libya against Isis, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, amid...

    12. January 24, 2016

      War and strife have cost Libya $68bn in lost oil revenues

      Libya has forgone more than $68bn in potential oil revenues since 2013 amid a power struggle between rival factions...

    13. January 19, 2016

      UK aware Libyan rebels included ‘extremist elements’

      The UK was aware there were probably “extremist elements” within the Libyan rebel forces it helped to fight Muammer...

    14. January 11, 2016

      Libya reaches most critical juncture since Gaddafi’s fall

      Libya’s descent into violence and instability over the past 18 months has brought a collapse in the country’s oil...

    15. January 5, 2016

      Oil trading houses tweak old playbook in market rout

      In the words of Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg, the world’s largest trading houses had a “blowout” year in...

    16. December 28, 2015

      Germany’s political contribution to the fight against Isis

      When Germany joins a military campaign, that is news. So when Berlin recently signed up to the coalition against the...

    17. December 20, 2015

      Clinton and Democrats pounce on Trump in debate

      Hillary Clinton and her Democratic White House rivals clashed sharply on Saturday on issues from Isis and Syria to the...

    18. December 11, 2015

      Tony Blair says he urged Gaddafi to quit ahead of air strikes

      Tony Blair has told MPs he made “two or three” attempts to persuade Muammer Gaddafi to relinquish power before the UK...

    19. November 30, 2015

      Vitol close to deal with Libya oil group

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, is closing in on a deal with the national oil company of Libya to...

    20. November 19, 2015

      Libyan man arrested over 1984 Yvonne Fletcher killing

      A Libyan man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the killing of Yvonne Fletcher 31 years ago after evidence...

    21. November 9, 2015

      UK Supreme Court to rule on Libya rendition and torture claims

      The UK’s highest court is this week determining whether allegations made about the torture and illegal rendition of a...

    22. July 28, 2015

      Gaddafi’s family fled the country, were killed or face trial

      Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was captured and violently killed in October 2011 in the aftermath of Libya’s revolution. Since...

    23. July 28, 2015

      Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya

      A court in Libya has sentenced to death Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of ousted leader Muammer Gaddafi, together with...

    24. July 24, 2015

      Why comics and cartoons are flourishing in the Middle East

      For Asia Alfasi, the reason politics dominates comics in the Arab world is simple. “Our lives are a lot more...

    25. June 16, 2015

      Libya struggles to raise oil output

      As a battle for market share rages in the oil industry, Libya is struggling to stand its ground. The holder of Africa’s...

    26. May 31, 2015

      Libya: Families, friends and feuds

      Just before the journey deeper into the buffer zone, Adel Abu Nawar picks up the phone and makes one last call to the...

    27. May 28, 2015

      Battle to write constitution for a Libya at war with itself

      The head of the commission drawing up the Libyan constitution says he has been pressured to create separate categories...

    28. May 15, 2015

      Embattled Libyan coastguard struggles to stop migrants

      Four coastguards without life jackets are bouncing across choppy waters off the Libyan shore in a small inflatable...

    29. April 13, 2015

      More migrants attempt Mediterranean crossing to Italy

      Almost 6,000 migrants have been rescued by Italian Naval and Coast Guard vessels off the coast of Libya in the past...

    30. March 31, 2015

      Tripoli authority sacks prime minister

      The self-declared authority in Libya’s capital sacked its prime minister, Omar al-Hassi, on Tuesday citing his...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in...

    32. February 16, 2015

      Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya

      The Egyptian military said it carried out dawn air strikes on Monday against groups in Libya affiliated with Islamic...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Libyan pro-government forces

      Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port....

    34. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Revolutionaries in Benghazi

      Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura...

    35. January 19, 2015

      Libya needs help to step back from the brink

      More than three years after the Nato-enabled toppling of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s regime, Libya’s agony shows no sign...

    36. January 11, 2015

      ‘The Iron Cage of Liberalism’, by Daniel Ritter

      Why were the Middle East revolutions that replaced authoritarian regimes with relatively little bloodshed as peaceful...

    37. December 29, 2014

      Brent crude closes at lowest since May 2009

      Oil surrendered early gains on Monday to close at a fresh five-and-half-year low on doubts that escalating violence in...

    38. December 28, 2014

      Warplanes strike Misurata as Libya conflict escalates

      Warplanes attacked Libya’s third-largest city of Misurata on Sunday, the first time the industrial port of 300,000 has...

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