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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.

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

Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

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Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

Libya's state oil firm gave the green light Sunday for production to resume at a major oil field, as the UN announced 'face-to-face" talks between the country's rivals.

UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

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UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

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'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

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Turkey pledges 'full solidarity' with Libya unity govt

Turkey stands in full solidarity with Libya's UN-recognised government, the Turkish president said on Sunday.

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Libya PM voices alarm at militias amid ceasefire

Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed commitments by political leaders in eastern Libya to stop violence and resume oil production.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What does Fayez al-Sarraj's resignation mean for Libya?

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

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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 ...

Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

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Hundreds decry corruption in rare protest in Libya's east

Protesters accuse the eastern government affiliated with Haftar of 'embezzling funds' intended for battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.

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 ...

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

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?

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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Turkey-US talks to establish demilitarized zone in central Libya

The demilitarised zone would include the oil-rich city of Sirte where Russian mercenaries are believed to hold growing influence.

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Libya's Haftar responds to war crimes lawsuits in US

Rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar is accused of committing war crimes during his bid to topple the country's UN-backed government.

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Libyan government condemns meeting between Sisi and ‘tribal leaders’

The Libyan Government of National Accord condemned a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and tribal leaders from eastern ...

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Erdogan, Trump agree to work 'more closely' on Libya

The US president and his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday announced an agreement to work more closely to solve the Libyan conflict.

Libya pro-Haftar government 'authorises' Egypt intervention

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Libya pro-Haftar government 'authorises' Egypt intervention

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned last month that Egypt could send troops into Libya, after the unity government pushed back ...

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Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

The surprise visit from the Greek offical is the latest sign of deepening ties between Athens and Haftar

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military ...

<em>Tobruk</em> urges Egypt to send troops if Sirte attacked

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Tobruk urges Egypt to send troops if Sirte attacked

The Tobruk-based parliament linked to rogue general Khalifa Haftar has called for Egyptian support against the forces of the UN-backed ...

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