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Conflict-strewn Libya sits atop Africa's largest proven crude oil reserves.

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

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UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

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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.

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Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

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UN registers Turkey-Libya maritime deal: Turkish ministry

Turkey says last year's agreement outlining a Turkish and Libyan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Eastern Mediterranean is registered with ...

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UAE announces bid for UN Security Council seat

The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

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.

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EU sanctions three companies for violating Libya arms embargo

The EU has imposed sanctions on three companies who have allegedly violated the Libya arms embargo, one of them Turkish, amid concerns that the ...

<em>Haftar</em> agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

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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' ...

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

Eva Thiebaud

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 ...

Turkey approves new trade deal with Libya

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Turkey approves new trade deal with Libya

Ankara has announced an agreement to boost economic and trade ties with Libya as reports indicate Turkey is pursuing energy exploration in the ...

Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

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Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

Protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have set fire to a government building as anti-corruption protests spread to other ...

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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 "vital and apolitical work."

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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.

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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.

Inter-Libyan talks in Morocco agree on 'compromise'

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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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UAE delivers Israeli rocket launchers to Libya

Five Israeli LYNX rocket launchers were delivered to eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar by the UAE.

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.

UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

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UN denounces ‘blatant’ violations of Libya arms embargo

The UN envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, has condemned violations of the arms embargo imposed on the country, saying that scores of resupply ...

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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