Libya

Country in north Africa

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Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.

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Libya has reopened Tripoli's only functioning airport, according to a posting on the airport authorities' Facebook page on Sunday.
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Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the..
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A heavy explosion was heard on Sunday morning in the Libyan capital Tripoli after an aircraft circled for several minutes over the city, witnesses said.
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Explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on..
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Libya has closed Tripoli's only functioning Mitiga airport after residents reported an air strike on the capital, the airport's website said on Sunday.
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Explosions and anti-aircraft fire could be heard in parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday, Reuters reporters said.
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The UN-backed government says it launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces.
10 hours ago • BBC News
Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city centre, residents said, as the..
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Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city center, residents said, as the..
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TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Saturday they have launched a counter-attack against strongman Khalifa Haftar's fighters just south of..
17 hours ago • WorldNews
Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city center, residents said, as the..
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Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with the shelling audible from the center of the city, residents..
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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar on Monday, discussing "ongoing counterterrorism efforts," said the White..
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Efforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital..
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US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Khalifa Haftar, the White House revealed Friday, as the Libyan warlord’s forces continued to push toward the..
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Mr Trump's call suggests he endorses General Haftar, unlike some of his allies.
2 days ago • BBC News
The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan..
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Remarks made by President Donald Trump show that the United States believes in the pivotal role of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the war against terrorism,..
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The White House said on Friday that US president Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday to Libyan military commander Gen Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing..
2 days ago • WorldNews
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday asked the Indian nationals in Tripoli to "leave immediately" after violence for the control of the Libyan..
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With mortar bombs continuing to target a Tripoli suburb on Thursday, the United States and Russia said they could not support a British-drafted United Nations..
2 days ago • WorldNews
The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this..
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Fayez al-Serraj, whose troops face an insurgency, feels "abandoned" by his international allies.
3 days ago • BBC News
Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern..
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Libya's internationally recognised interior ministry on Thursday accused France of supporting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and said it would halt cooperation..
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Mortars crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern..
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France said on Thursday it supported the internationally government in Tripoli after that authority accused it of backing its rival in eastern Libya and said it..
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Libya's internationally recognized interior ministry accused France on Thursday of supporting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and said it would halt cooperation..
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An armed group on Thursday a major air base in southern Libya held by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday after he moved most of his forces..
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An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar who has moved much of his forces..
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An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar, an eastern military source said.
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Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health..
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Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to..
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TRIPOLI, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj pledged to bring the commander of the eastern-based Army General Khalifa Haftar to..
4 days ago • WorldNews
Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to..
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Shells slammed into a densely-populated Tripoli suburb overnight, piling on the suffering for civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's..
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Italy’s interior minister said on Wednesday terrorists have used recent upheaval in Libya to infiltrate migrant boats heading for the country’s ports. Matteo..
4 days ago • WorldNews
Shells slammed into a Tripoli suburb overnight, piling on the suffering to civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's..
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Chaos in Libya following General Khalifa Haftar's offensive has increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats headed for Italy, Interior Minister..
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At least four people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said on Wednesday as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push..
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Late night shelling in Libya's capital Tripoli killed two people and wounded eight, a Tripoli emergency department official said on Wednesday.
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Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces..
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Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is..
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The United Nations Security Council is said to be considering a resolution drafted by the United Kingdom which would demand a ceasefire in Libya while also..
5 days ago • WorldNews
At a shut-down factory in the Libyan capital, traumatized men, women and children are living in cramped huts that used to house workers but are now makeshift..
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Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is..
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The U.N. Security Council is considering a British-drafted resolution that would demand a ceasefire in Libya and call on all countries with influence over the..
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Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is..
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CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people. U.N...
5 days ago • WorldNews
The United Nations (UN)’s envoy to Libya says self-styled commander Khalifa Haftar attempted a “coup” by issuing an arrest warrant against Prime Minister..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Qatar's foreign minister has called for an effective arms embargo against eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and for his troops to withdraw from areas they..
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Qatar's foreign minister has called for an effective arms embargo against eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and for his troops to withdraw from areas they..
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Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup by issuing an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame said on..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the chancellery..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's intended lightning seizure of Libya's capital has stalled, but he is unlikely to face real pressure from abroad to pull back..
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More than 3 million books were destroyed when rockets hit ministry of education buildings during fighting between rival government forces over the Libyan capital..
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On the roofs of the highest buildings in Tajoura, a military complex and migrant detention centre in southern Tripoli, snipers are taking position. “Tonight..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar who is under intense international pressure to halt an advance..
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international..
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An eastern Libyan warplane crashed on Sunday in southern Tripoli, military sources said.
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Iran's oil minister said on Sunday that U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and tensions in Libya have made the supply-demand balance in the global oil market..
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The president of Egypt met on Sunday in Cairo with the commander of eastern Libyan forces who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital..
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