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There are more than 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel in Libya, according to diplomats.

Interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s administration is charged with unifying Libya's institutions and preparing for elections on December 24.

Five migrants drowned, over 700 intercepted off Libya: UN

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Five migrants drowned, over 700 intercepted off Libya: UN

Around 7,000 Europe-bound migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya so far this year, a trend that is likely to increase with good summer weather.

Armed men storm Libya presidential council HQ

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Armed men storm Libya presidential council HQ

The raid took place when the council was not in session.

Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

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Amnesty urges Libya to 'rein in militias'

Libya's new government has been urged by global rights group Amnesty to focus on human rights and rein in militias.

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UN Libya envoy submits elections proposal amid deep divisions

Forum members remain divided on whether to pass the draft proposal submitted by Jan Kubis, according to sources.

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Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

Chris Doyle

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Book Club: A compelling memoir by one of the first Arabs to go to Eton, Adel Dajani's account of life in Libya is bookended by tragic family ...

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'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

Amnesty says the Haftar-led LAAF has subjected detainees to physical and psychological abuse.

Libya reconstruction fund needs $50 billion: officials

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Libya reconstruction fund needs $50 billion: officials

A three-year reconstruction plan will target key cities in Libya including Benghazi and Tripoli.

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Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

The Templars, an international army of elite warriors set up to guard European pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem, used the island as their ...

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

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Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

Abd Al-Rahman Milad was released from prison after being accused of direct involvement in the sinking of migrant boats.

Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

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'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of hydroponic farming in Libya.

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

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Libya Presidential Council announces creation of National Reconciliation Committee

The body will seek to establish justice and national solidarity among Libyans, Presidential Council head Mohamed Al-Menfi said.

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

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EU's Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

As Libyan leaders are working on a peace process, European Council President Charles Michel has arrived for a visit.

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Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Libya is expected to start vaccinating its population as the first 100,000 doses arrived, as hospitals can't handle the pressure of the pandemic.

Israeli intel officials met with Khalifa Haftar's son: reports

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Israeli intel officials met with Khalifa Haftar's son: reports

Saddam Haftar is seeking Western and external support for his presidential bid.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

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Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

An inflatable boat carrying 138 migrants was intercepted off Libya's western coast.

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