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Khalifa Haftar has called on his fighters to 'drive out' Turkish forces backing Libya's UN-recognised government

Government of National Accord chief Fayez al-Sarraj attended the ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of Libya's independence.

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

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Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Libya freed 18 fishermen, including eight Sicilians, after Italy's prime minister visited Benghazi to secure their release.

Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

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Libya frees 18 Sicilian fishermen

A group of Sicilian fishermen held in Libya since September have been released from captivity.

Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

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Rome, Tripoli sign defence deal over hospitals, training

Italy and Libya signed the "Joint Technical Military Cooperation Agreement," which renews a defence deal signed in 2013.

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Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

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Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while ...

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Germany asks Libya's Sarraj to delay resignation

Fayez al-Sarraj is set to step down at the end of the month.

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

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UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

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'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

Turkey pledges 'full solidarity' with Libya unity govt

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Turkey pledges 'full solidarity' with Libya unity govt

Turkey stands in full solidarity with Libya's UN-recognised government, the Turkish president said on Sunday.

Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

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Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed commitments by political leaders in eastern Libya to stop violence and resume oil production.

Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

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Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

The fate of four Russian soldiers, assumed to be Wagner mercenaries, remains unconfirmed following a crash in central Libya.

What does <em>Fayez</em> al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

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What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

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Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

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What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

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Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

The prime minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord announces his intention to resign in October amid ...

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

Turkey's Erdogan renews support for Libya's UN-recognised govt

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Turkey's Erdogan renews support for Libya's UN-recognised govt

Erdogan said that Libya's peace and stability would benefit its neighbours and the entire region, starting with Europe.

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Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

In remarks before the meeting got underway, Morocco's Foreign Minister said that Libya's crisis must be decided by Libyans themselves under the ...

Libya unity government names new defence officials after protests

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Libya unity government names new defence officials after protests

The appointments come days after GNA chief Fayez al-Sarraj announced a government reshuffle.

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

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Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga will face an investigation over ‘violations’ committed against protesters.

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