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

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 'deterioration of living conditions'.

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 ...

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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.

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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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 ...

Russia 'significantly bolstered support' for Wagner Group in Libya

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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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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 return to a full and inclusive political process”

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Amnesty urges release of abducted Libyan protesters

Amnesty International called for the release of at least six protesters abducted during a demonstration in Libya's capital Tripoli.

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Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

The ceasefire agreement was a rare moment of promise in a chaotic war characterised by foreign interference. But will it succeed?

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Gulf states welcome Libya ceasefire announcement

Through UN mediation, all parties should work to "reach a permanent and comprehensive solution to end the conflict in Libya", GCC ...

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

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Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

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Libya: several understandings which came to nothing

An overview of some of attempted initiatives for peace in Libya, following the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

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Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

The government announced a ceasefire amid fears of an escalation in violence.

Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

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Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

If it were to wade into the battlefield, Cairo hopes the alliances would allow it to counter Turkey's presence in Libya, while reducing ...

German foreign minister talks Libya on UAE visit

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German foreign minister talks Libya on UAE visit

Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas travelled on to the United Arab Emirates after a visit to Libya in which he warned of a 'deceptive calm'.

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