• Libya’s Haftar shuts down Algerian border in war ravaged country 2021-06-21 16:28

    Libya’s Haftar shuts down Algerian border in war ravaged country

    Forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have closed the country’s border with Algeria on Sunday.

  • Tehran welcomes new Libya interim government 2021-02-06 14:28

    Tehran welcomes new Libya interim government

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Saturday welcoming UN sponsored talks that produced a new interim government for Libya on Friday.

  • Ambassador 2021-01-24 21:54

    Iran’s ambassador submits credentials to Libyan Presidential Council chief

    TEHRAN – Accredited Ambassador of Iran to Libya Mohammadreza Ra’ouf Sheybani on Saturday submitted his letter of credence to the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj.

  • درگیری نظامی در حومه پایتخت لیبی 2020-11-07 09:34

    HRW: Sudanese workers in UAE hired to fight in Libya’s civil war

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) says hundreds of Sudanese men reportedly recruited by an Emirati security firm as guards in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been tricked into fighting in Libya for renegade military commander General Khalifa Haftar.

  • Libya 2020-10-25 16:32

    Iran welcomes ceasefire deal between Libya’s warring factions

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has welcomed a UN-brokered agreement reached between Libya’s two main warring factions.

  • Utku Reyhan 2020-08-30 23:53

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    West Asian states should unite against U.S.-Israel-Saudi-UAE axis: Turkish party leader 

    “Emiratis even ally with the devil for their own benefit,” says Turkish Patriotic Party chief  

    TEHRAN – Utku Reyhan, the secretary-general of the nationalist Patriotic Party in Turkey, is of the opinion that West Asian countries including Iran and Turkey can form an alliance to confront common threats posed by the U.S. and its allies in the region.

  • Lybia 2020/08/24

    By Salman Parviz

    Libyan rivals declare ceasefire

    Prime Minister al-Sarraj calls for presidential, parliamentary elections next March

    After nine years of political crisis, the two rival political factions in Libya announced an immediate ceasefire across the whole country on Friday and called for talks to demilitarize Sirte, an announcement that was welcomed by the United Nations Libyan envoy, Stephanie Williams, calling the development a sign of “courage,” adding that it will lead to the ultimate departure of foreign forces and mercenaries.

  • Libya 2020-07-26 18:15

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Persian Gulf states working hard to cause clash between Turkey and Egypt over Libya: Turkish analyst

    The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi on October 2, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul led to political conflict between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Ankara blamed Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman over the killing and stagnation in Saudi-Turkish relations.

  • The powership Raif Bey docks in a shipyard in Yalova’s Altinova district, Turkey, June 16, 2020. Turkey plans to send the floating generators to supply power to western Libya.  (Photo: AFP) 2020-07-25 14:29

    By Salman Parviz

    Egypt, Turkey on clash course over Libya

    Imminent battle over the key city of Sirte; Ankara, Moscow seek lasting cease-fire

    TEHRAN- In a sign of hope for peace and stability in Libya, early July Turkey announced its banks and companies’ plans for an assessment trip within two weeks to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure.

  • Polina Aniftou 2020-07-25 13:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Identity plays central role in Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy: expert

    TEHRAN - Polina Aniftou, a Ph.D. candidate of Iranian foreign policy, says the identity is the label affixed to this territory and has played a central role both in attempting to understand Persian Gulf states’ foreign policy and in the useful planning for national and international policies.

  • Protesters outside the Supreme Court in April 2018. (Credit: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) 2020-07-24 18:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Trump’s Muslim ban: For the sake of safer America or anti-Muslim bigots

    House Democrats on Wednesday voted to pass a legislation that would revoke the U.S. President Donald Trump administration’s controversial order banning entry to immigrants from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

  • Omar Rahmoun 2020-07-21 15:54

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    American Caesar act cannot affect the Syrian economy: Syrian politician

    TEHRAN - A member of the National Reconciliation Committee in Syria stresses that the American Caesar act cannot paralyze the Syrian economy, and Damascus's collaboration with its neighboring countries will continue.

  • Vladimir Ivanov 2020-07-08 15:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. has admitted military and political failures in Syria: Russian academic

    TEHRAN - An associate professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at RUDN University believes that the United States has admitted its military and political failure in Syria.

  •  Celebrating with Libyan national flags in Tripoli in early June after fighters loyal to the U.N.-backed government captured the town of Tarhuna from rival forces loyal to the commander Khalifa Hifter. (Photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) 2020-07-04 10:44

    By Salman Parviz

    Post-war reconstruction plans for Libya?

    After heavy losses in early June Haftar ready to stop fighting

    An assessment trip is planned within two weeks by Turkish banks and companies on how to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure. People familiar with the plan informed Reuters. Turkish state lenders plan to help set up Libya's banking system and assist in organizing payment channels through Turkey for key Libyan imports.

  • Hossein Dehghan 2020-06-22 18:31

    Iran views Trump as a ‘culprit’ not a president to negotiate with: advisor

    TEHRAN - Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said that Iran considers U.S. President Donald Trump as a “culprit” and not a president to negotiate with.

  • Libya 2020-06-08 17:30

    Safeguarding peace in Libya will serve Muslim world’s interests: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN — Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a former Iranian diplomat, says safeguarding peace and stability in Libya would serve the interests of the Muslim world and the region.

  • Lybia 2020-05-18 17:48

    By Salman Parviz

    Prospects of normalization grim in Libya

    Common understanding among foreign actors needed

    TEHRAN_ Analysts say that Libya is one of the most important crisis to watch for in 2020 because of the involvement of Russia and Turkey. More importantly, the plight of the Libyans after almost 10 years of civil war cannot be ignored.

  • Libya 2020-05-13 12:22

    Libyans stuck in a bloody civil war since 2011! Who is guilty?

    It is approximately a decade that people in Libya have been deeply suffering from occupation, civil war, terrorism, massacre, explosions, insecurity and instability, causing the African nation to come to the conclusion that those who ousted dictator Moammar Khadafy knew well that it was easier for them to blow up a nation than create a stable peace.     

  • Libya 2020-02-29 09:01

    By Salman Parviz

    UN urge warring Libyan factions to negotiate

    Libya’s oil blockade loss surpasses $2b

    The UN’s Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country’s warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

  • Trump 2020-01-27 11:23

    * By Mohammad Ghaderi

    The U.S. thirst for oil

    The Americans, including Trump, claim that they are standing next to the nations and defend human rights and the freedom of nations.

  • Fayez Mustafa al-Sarraj 2020-01-24 11:28

    By Salman Parviz

    Quest for peace in Libya

    Summits fail to bring the warring factions to a settlement

    The world witnessed the overthrow and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, eight years after the colonel had eliminated his country’s weapons of mass destruction program, including a decades-old nuclear weapons program.

  • Berlin conference on Libya 2020-01-22 11:05

    By Fatemeh Salehi

    Berlin conference on Libya, a breakthrough or the rivals’ saber-rattling

    TEHRAN - The Berlin conference was held on Sunday to find a solution to put an end to the crisis in Libya. The meeting, which was attended by representatives of 12 countries, ended without achieving any practical breakthrough out of the crisis.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2019-12-18 11:04

    By Ramin Hossein Abadian

    Costs by inexperienced crown prince for Saudi Arabia

    As the influence of Crown Prince Mohamad bin Salman on Saudi Arabia’s decision-making bodies has been increasing, the country has taken an aggressive foreign policy approach.

  • Donald Trump -  Khalifa Hafter 2019-04-27 11:03

    By Alireza Hashemi

    Western MSM aiding U.S. efforts to legitimize U.S.-Libyan warlord Haftar

    TEHRAN - The world was taken by surprise this Friday after news broke out that U.S. President Donald Trump had held a phone call with the Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Hafter four days earlier. 

  • Khalifa Haftar 2019-04-21 14:58

    By Giancarlo Elia Valori

    Khalifa Haftar’s military advance

    Khalifa Haftar’s military advance-started in Jufra on April 4 last –  passed from the South, namely Fezzan, and partly from  Central Libya, starting from the Westernmost point of the area of influence already gained by Haftar in the last military advances.

  • Forces loyal to Libya's renegade General Khalifa Haftar 2019-04-06 13:27

    Libya: Haftar's 'ultimate goal' and the fear of a full-blown war

    Forces loyal to Libya's renegade General Khalifa Haftar are marching in the capital, Tripoli, igniting fears of renewed war in the chaos-wracked country.