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The process aims to quickly fill several strategic posts in order to facilitate collaboration with an interim executive body set to be elected next week in Geneva.

There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

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Libya submits candidates for unified executive authority

Candidates have put themselves forward for positions in Libya's upcoming Presidency Council and the offices of prime minister.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

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UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

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Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The visit by the high-level Egyptian delegation was the first of its kind since 2014.

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Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

Khalifa Haftar said Turkey, who extended its Libya troop deployment by 18 months on Tuesday, had one of two choices: "to leave peacefully or be ...

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

Eastern Libyan rebel forces seize Turkish ship

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Eastern Libyan rebel forces seize Turkish ship

The Turkish ship was reportedly headed for the western Libyan city of Misrata.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

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.

Libya talks end without naming govt

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Libya talks end without naming govt

The United Nations confirmed talks to appoint an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended on Sunday without discussing ...

Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

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Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the ...

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UN-led Libya talks enter final day

Hopes for a lasting peace remain unclear as a week of UN-led political talks come to a close.

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Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

Lawyers for the families of alleged victims of torture are targeting a pedigree Arabian show horse which has competed in international ...

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UN slams 'arbitrary detention' of east Libyans in Tripoli

The UN mission emphasised Libyan's rights to freedom of movement and called for the immediate release of those detained.

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Seventeen bodies unearthed in Libyan mass graves

Five new mass graves were discovered this week in territory retaken from Khalifa Haftar's forces.

Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

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Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

Friday's deal was signed in Geneva by military delegates from Libya's two main warring parties.

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Libya resumes oil exports from key terminals

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

Libyan factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire after talks

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Libyan factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire after talks

This week's agreement was a first step towards a 'comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis', the UN's mission in the war-torn country said.

Russian plane flies Syrian fighters into Libya despite ceasefire

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Russian plane flies Syrian fighters into Libya despite ceasefire

Haftar's key backer Russia has been flying in Syrian fighters to Libya's Sirte, sparking fears that he may launch an offensive on the port city ...

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

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