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The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

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.

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

WSJ denies sending Bernard-Henri Levy to Libya

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WSJ denies sending Bernard-Henri Levy to Libya

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy claimed his controversial trip to Libya was for a The Wall Street Journal report.

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UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

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Libya govt disavows visit by France's Bernard-Henri Levy

Bernard-Henri Levy said he planned to visit the town of Tarhuna, where government forces uncovered a mass grave.

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Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

Algerian officials greeted Aguila Saleh at Algiers International Airport, though the reason for the visit remains unknown.

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US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and ...

UN voices 'horror' over Libya mass graves

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UN voices 'horror' over Libya mass graves

Mass graves have been discovered near Tarhuna, since it was seized back by forces loyal to the UN-recognised Government of National Accord on ...

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Libyan government forces find mass graves in Tarhouna

Libyan government forces have found mass graves in the recently captured city of Tarhouna, containing bodies of executed detainees and children.

Libya's GNA accuse UAE of air strike on hospital

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Libya's GNA accuse UAE of air strike on hospital

A field hospital in a northern Libyan village was targeted in an airstrike blamed on the UAE.

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

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Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

Sirte is the home of killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi and a key gateway to the country's major oil fields in the east.

Four Libyan government fighters killed in UAE drone strike

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Four Libyan government fighters killed in UAE drone strike

Four fighters loyal to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord have been killed in an Emirati drone strike near the city of ...

Libyan government launches operation to capture major Haftar airbase

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Libyan government launches operation to capture major Haftar airbase

The Libyan government has launched an operation to capture the Al-Watiya Airbase, southwest of Tripoli, a major hub for forces loyal to rogue ...

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Khalifa Haftar's forces kill four civilians in Tripoli

General Haftar's forces have intensified fighting in the region despite calls for a ceasefire by the UN over coronavirus fears.

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Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

The shortcomings of Libya's healthcare system go beyond the conflict, and are rooted in deep-seated corruption.

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Libya frees over 450 inmates due to virus fears

Libya's justice ministry announced Sunday over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

As the novel coronavirus spread across the Middle East, several countries have closed their borders, grounded fights and imposed travel ...

Haftar forces kill 16 Turkish soldiers in Libya

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Haftar forces kill 16 Turkish soldiers in Libya

A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan said Ankara had lost 'several troops' deployed to assist the UN-recognised Tripoli ...

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Ship captain arrested over weapons trafficking accusation to Libya

A ship captain in Italy has been arrested on suspicion of helping to traffic weapons to war-torn Libya.

UN Security Council calls for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya

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UN Security Council calls for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya

The Security Council vote marks the latest international attempt to stymie the conflict in Libya.

11 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Haftar loyalists

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11 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with Haftar loyalists

Libya's fragile ceasefire is broken once again as forces loyal to rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar continue their assault on Libyan ...

Warlord Haftar attacks key western Libyan city, violating ceasefire

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Warlord Haftar attacks key western Libyan city, violating ceasefire

Forces loyal to Haftar have resumed their attempt to seize control of Misrata, while continuing to attack civilian areas around ...

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