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Sarkozy was charged in 2018 with taking bribes, concealing the embezzlement of Libyan public funds and illegal campaign financing.

Amnesty International has urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya, saying that “appalling human rights abuses” were being committed against refugees and migrants in the country.

Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

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Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

Kazakhstan suspended three airlines for violating a UN embargo on supplying arms to war-torn Libya.

What does Fayez 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.

Amman denies links with EU-sanctioned shipping company

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Amman denies links with EU-sanctioned shipping company

A shipping company that has been slapped with EU sanctions for breaching a UN arms embargo on war-ravaged Libya is not Jordanian, authorities ...

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Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

Pro-Haftar groups had blockaded key oilfields and export terminals from January 17 to demands what they called a fair share of hydrocarbon revenues.

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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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Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

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US says Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade

The US Embassy said it was encouraged by "an apparent sovereign Libyan agreement" to enable Libya’s National Oil Corporation to resume its ...

UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

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UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution next week, but there has been disagreement between member states over who will be named ...

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Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

Protesters accuse the eastern government affiliated with Haftar of 'embezzling funds' intended for battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

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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.

Inter-Libyan talks resume in Morocco

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Inter-Libyan talks resume in Morocco

Appointments at the top of Libya's key institutions have been a key point of contention in the talks held by Morocco.

EU to lift sanctions against Libya powerbroker

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EU to lift sanctions against Libya powerbroker

EU diplomats now recognise Aguila Saleh as a key powerbroker in the conflict, capable of bringing the together country's warring factions.

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Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

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Inter-Libyan talks in Morocco agree on 'compromise'

Libya's two rival administrations agreed on the need to compromise during talks in the Moroccan capital, authorities confirmed.

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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 ...

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Rival Libya administrations to meet in Morocco: source

Reluctance from both sides to announce the meeting is due to preconditions they have set for the talks, sources say.

UN calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centres

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UN calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the 'horrendous conditions' at migrant detention centres in Libya.

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Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for Wagner Group in Libya

In January, Russian President Vladmir Putin said that Russians in Libya were neither paid for nor represented by his government.

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: unity govt

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Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: unity govt

Moustafa Karwad, the mayor of Libya's Misrata city, has died after contracting Covid-19, the unity government said.

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.

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