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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 arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

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UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

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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 ...

Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom ...

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Egypt's president signs strategic maritime deal with Greece

Egypt's President Sisi officially ratified the maritime pact with Greece, widely seen as a response to a deal between rival Turkey and Libya.

Libya capital's mosques open after 7-month virus closure

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Libya capital's mosques open after 7-month virus closure

Mosques in Libya's capital Tripoli reopened after almost seven months of novel coronavirus-related closures.

Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's <em>Tripoli</em>

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Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

Three alleged perpetrators, all in their 30s, were arrested and referred to prosecutors for investigation, officials said.

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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Lebanon's army blocks migrants risking sea crossing

A boat carrying 37 mainly Syrian passengers was blocked from leaving Lebanon's shores, the Lebanese army said on Sunday.

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Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

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UN registers Turkey-Libya maritime deal: Turkish ministry

Turkey says last year's agreement outlining a Turkish and Libyan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Eastern Mediterranean is registered with ...

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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UAE announces bid for UN Security Council seat

The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

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Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

HRW has accused the Cypriot coast guard of beating migrants and trying to flood their vessels in an attempt to summarily expel asylum seekers ...

Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

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Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two policemen and the ...

Lebanese army says two soldiers killed by ‘terrorists’

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Lebanese army says two soldiers killed by ‘terrorists’

The Lebanese army has announced that ‘terrorists’ have killed two soldiers in the north of the country, after a previous incident which saw four ...

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