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The UN has offered unanimous support for the recent ceasefire in Libya that brought an end to the fighting in the country.

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

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to <em>Haftar</em>

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Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of medical aid.

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.

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

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Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean.

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

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Italy, Greece PMs join influx of visitors to Libya

Italy and Greece's prime ministers joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as participates in a UN-sponsored peace process.

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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.

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

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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.

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EU calls for foreign fighters to leave Libya

Praising the formation of Libya's new unity government, EU Council President Charles Michel has called for all foreign fighters to leave the ...

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.

Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-<em>Haftar</em> fighters

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Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

Fighters from Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been released by Libya authorities, after being captured in 2019.

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Suspects arrested over killing of Libya militia leader

Two suspects were arrested in an investigation over the killing of a militia leader wanted by the International Criminal Court.

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Banned antipersonnel landmines transferred to Libya from Russia: HRW

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern that Russia could have transferred anti-personnel mines to rogue General Haftar's forces in Libya

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Libya demands 'immediate' withdrawal of foreign mercenaries

The presence of an estimated 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries on Libya's territory is seen as a threat to the UN-backed transition ...

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European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

The joint visit comes 10 days after the formation of an interim government to lead Libya to December elections.

<em>Haftar</em>-allied Libyan commander wanted by ICC assassinated in Benghazi

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Haftar-allied Libyan commander wanted by ICC assassinated in Benghazi

A Haftar-allied Libyan military commander wanted by the ICC for war crimes has been assassinated in Benghazi

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France to reopen embassy in Libya Monday: Macron

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, President Emmanuel Macron said.

Libya's eastern administration hands power to interim govt

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Libya's eastern administration hands power to interim govt

The Government of National Unity led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah will now govern the previously divided country.

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

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Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to exercise their ...

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and ...

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