Can Libya Put Itself Back Together Again?

There’s a glimmer of hope.

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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Denies Role in Libya Mercenary Operation

In an interview, the contractor pushed back against a United Nations report accusing him of breaching a decade-old arms embargo on Libya.

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Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says

Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators.

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Libya’s Two Main Factions Agree to a Cease-Fire

The two main factions in years of civil war that have drawn in Russia, Turkey and other regional powers signed an accord at the United Nations in Geneva.

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Russian Attack Jets Back Mercenaries Fighting in Libya

An American military official said the warplanes were conducting combat missions in support of Kremlin-backed private security forces, and extending Moscow’s influence in Africa.

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Waves of Russian and Emirati Flights Fuel Libyan War, U.N. Finds

A confidential report sent to the Security Council details extensive breaches of the international arms embargo on Libya by eight countries since the beginning of the year.

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Libyan Rivals Call for Peace Talks. It May Be Wishful Thinking.

The announcement of a cease-fire was a rare positive development in a chaotic conflict plagued by foreign meddling. But skeptics abound.

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The Next Global Flash Point

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

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How Two Russians Got Caught Up in Libya’s War, Now an Action Movie

The Russians, who said they were doing sociology research, were jailed on charges of political meddling. It’s the latest tale of foreign intrigue in Libya.

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U.N. Expresses Horror at Mass Graves in Libya

The discovery of eight mass graves near Tripoli was a grim reminder of the atrocities that have punctuated the country’s conflict.

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Erdogan and Trump Form New Bond as Interests Align

Relations between President Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have long blown hot and cold. For the moment, they are finding common cause.

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Libyan Commander Backed by Russia Says He’s Ready for Talks to End War

Khalifa Hifter saw the collapse this week of his 14-month campaign to capture Tripoli from a government backed by the U.N. and Turkey.

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Russian-Backed Libyan Commander Retreats From Tripoli

Belligerents on all sides of the Libyan conflict, including Turkey, Russia and the U.A.E., are preparing for a new stage after a pullback by the forces of the commander, Khalifa Hifter.

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U.S. Accuses Russia of Sending Warplanes to Libya

The unusually sharp assertion by a senior American commander underscored the Pentagon’s concern about Moscow’s growing influence in the country’s sprawling war.

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By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South.

A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos.

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In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

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The White House Blessed a War in Libya, but Russia Won It

Russia wanted more leverage over an aspiring Libyan strongman. The White House provided it by assenting to a disastrous civil war.

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