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Libya fighters say they downed enemy plane

Conflicting reports emerge over the crash of fighter jet belonging to militia forces of General Khalifa Haftar.

Egypt Has Regained the Palestinian Issue and Its Regional Leadership

Raghida Dergham The Egyptian-Saudi-Emirati roles overlap on many fast-developing issues, including Palestine, Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. This tripartite partnership constitutes an important strategic choice with many regional and international dimensions. Show More Summary

Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet

Government of Abdullah al-Thinni steps down amid fighting between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli.

Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn't American

Paul R. Pillar Libya Egypt UAE, Middle East Within the past week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. Show More Summary

Leading From Behind, and Proud of It

Egypt and the UAE went forward with air strikes against Islamists in Libya without informing the United States. They did this presumably because they are concerned with the growing influence of Islamist extremists in their region of the world. Show More Summary

Libya: Tougher UN Sanctions a Welcome Move, Yet More to Be Done to Curb Muslim Brotherhood

Since July 13, Tripoli has been subjected to vicious attack by Muslim Brotherhood-supported militias from the city of Misrata in what they called Operation Libya Dawn (OLD). The attack centered mainly on Tripoli International Airport...Show More Summary

A Dirty Hyphenated Word

Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?

Tripoli Bombing Is 'Game-Changer' in Fight Against ISIS

Neither nation is admitting it exactly, but it seems that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates joined forces earlier this month to bomb sites held by Islamist militants inside Libya. This is actually a huge milestone in the Arab world, writes Bobby Ghosh at Quartz, and one that should cause...

Libya's New Power Brokers?

As Egypt and the UAE launch airstrikes on Tripoli, a cadre of politicians, militia leaders, and businessmen with links to both countries hopes to take advantage of a popular swell against Libya's Islamists.

UN moves to slap sanctions on Libya militias

Security Council adopts resolution that will tighten arms embargo and impose travel bans on militia leaders.

The mysterious Libya air strikes are a sign of America's waning power in the Middle East

The mystery over the air strikes in Libya’s capital appears to have been cleared up. US officials say that the military jets which bombed targets in Tripoli last week were from the air forces of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The apparent aim of the raids was to prevent an Islamist militia from [...]

Libya: The escalation of a proxy war?

War takes on new dimension after United Arab Emirates is accused of secretly bombing Tripoli with the help of Egypt.

Egypt, Emirates Carry Out Airstrikes Against Islamists in Libya

Without informing their American allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates carry out airstrikes near Tripoli.

US and allies warn of 'interference' in Libya

Joint-statement warns of policy blowback, a day after US officials claim UAE and Egypt organised air raids in Tripoli.

5 Ironies of US Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

The diplomatic angst issuing from Washington around the United Arab Emirates and Egypt bombing of weapons depots belonging to the Qatar-backed fundamentalist militia of Misrata holds many delicious ironies: 1. According to…

UAE 'behind air strikes in Libya'

Two US officials say United Arab Emirates carried out air raids against militias using bases in Egypt.

US Officials: Egypt, UAE Secretly Attack Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes at militias in Libya twice over the last week without Washington approval, four US officials tell the New York Times. In fact, Egypt denied any involvement in the attacks. The first strikes came a week ago in Tripoli, destroying a weapons depot...

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