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 1.8ย million square kilometres (700,000ย sqย 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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Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday.
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Three ailing migrants and a family member were evacuated Friday from a Spanish rescue ship anchored near a southern Italian island but 134 others remained stuck..
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Libya reopened on Friday its airport in the main southern city of Sebha which had been closed since January 2014 due to security problems, residents said.
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Amnesty International voiced growing concern Friday for the safety of a Libyan lawmaker after her โ€œhorrificโ€ night-time abduction in the city of Benghazi.
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Fears are mounting for the safety of Siham Sergiwa, a Libyan member of parliament, vocal in criticising the current offensive on Tripoli, who was abducted by..
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Missiles hit the only functioning airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, killing one worker, the airport said.
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TRIPOLI - Flights have resumed from the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport as calm returned Monday to the outskirts of Tripoli after a temporary truce was..
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The United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates issued a joint statement in connection with the situation in Libya and called..
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French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF rescued another 81 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday, who joined 130 others aboard the ship the Ocean Viking,..
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Rogue leader General Khalifa Haftar promises to stop fighting until Monday afternoon.
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Benghazi: A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three UN staff members, a..
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A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations..
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A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members on Saturday, several medical sources said.The attack came as the..
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A U.N. staff member died on Saturday of wounds suffered in a car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medics said, raising the total number of U.N...
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack that killed two U.N. staff members and injured three, a U.N. spokesman..
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Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces agreed on Saturday to a United Nations-backed truce around the capital Tripoli to mark the Islamic festival of Eid..
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Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces agreed Saturday to a UN-backed humanitarian truce around Tripoli for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, after..
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A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations' staff on Saturday, several medical sources said.The U.N. is trying to..
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A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday killed two U.N. staff, several medical sources said.
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The Ocean Viking charity ship rescued more than 40 migrants off the coast of Libya Saturday, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), which operates the..
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Libya's internationally recognized government, which is facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, has accepted a United Nations proposal for a..
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Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a..
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A ship operated by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rescued 80 migrants from a rubber dinghy off Libya.
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