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Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

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Libya to hold national elections in December 2021: UN

At UN-held talks in Tunisia, Libyans agreed to hold elections in December 2021.

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

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Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Libyans agreed to hold elections within 18 months amid UN-led talks in Tunisia.

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Libya's warring sides discuss implementing cease-fire

Military leaders from Libya's warring sides are holding the first face-to-face military talks inside Libya since last year's attack on the capital by Khalifa Hafter's forces.

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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.

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

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

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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Helicopter carrying 'Russian mercenaries' crashes in Libya

The fate of four Russian soldiers, assumed to be Wagner mercenaries, remains unconfirmed following a crash in central Libya.

Haftar 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' to respond to the ...

Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

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Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

The prime minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord announces his intention to resign in October amid ...

US says Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade

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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 ...

Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

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Inter-Libyan talks resume in Morocco

Appointments at the top of Libya's key institutions have been a key point of contention in the talks held by Morocco.

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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.

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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.

Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

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Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

In remarks before the meeting got underway, Morocco's Foreign Minister said that Libya's crisis must be decided by Libyans themselves under the ...

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Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for Wagner Group in Libya

In January, Russian President Vladmir Putin said that Russians in Libya were neither paid for nor represented by his government.

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.

Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: unity govt

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Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: unity govt

Moustafa Karwad, the mayor of Libya's Misrata city, has died after contracting Covid-19, the unity government said.

Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's <em>Sirte</em>: GNA

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Haftar assembling hundreds of mercenaries near Libya's Sirte: GNA

Haftar's forces are gathering hundreds of foreign fighters and equipment in central Libya, indicating an offensive on Sirte is ...

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