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Tripoli: Capital and chief port of Libya
Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 2.358 million people in 2018. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean Sea and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.

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U.N. says Libya ceasefire talks back on track in Geneva

The United Nations said on Friday ceasefire talks were back on track between the forces fighting over Libya's capital, days after the internationally recognized government pulled out of the..
Reuters - Published

Libya's Haftar says any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal: RIA

Khalifa Haftar, Libya's eastern military commander, said he would be ready for a ceasefire if Turkish and Syrian mercenaries left the country and Ankara stopped supplying weapons to Libya's..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Tripoli


Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city [Video]Libya conflict: Tripoli, two tales of one city

Peace and punishment in one city, Al Jazeera look at the contrasting sides of life in Libya's capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks [Video]Libya: GNA says ceasefire talks overtaken by Tripoli attacks

PM Fayez al-Sarraj rebuffs calls for return to Geneva negotiations after shelling of capital's port by Haftar's forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:51Published

Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port [Video]Libya's UN-backed govt suspends talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli port

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:41Published

Libya conflict: Government forces stop Haftar from taking Misrata [Video]Libya conflict: Government forces stop Haftar from taking Misrata

Mourning their dead in the northwestern Libyan city, forces allied to the government in Tripoli pledge to keep fighting Haftar's men.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

40,000 people living in makeshift detention centres in Libya [Video]40,000 people living in makeshift detention centres in Libya

The death of an Eritrean teenager in a Tripoli detention camp highlights the plight of more than 40,000 migrants detained in Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:42Published

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports [Video]U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 12:40Published

Tripoli accuses rivals of breaking conditional ceasefire minutes after it takes effect [Video]Tripoli accuses rivals of breaking conditional ceasefire minutes after it takes effect

Tripoli accuses rivals of breaking conditional ceasefire minutes after it takes effect

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:10Published

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire [Video]Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce conditional ceasefire

Ceasefire might prove hard to maintain following escalation of fighting around Tripoli, Sirte and nature of alliances.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:16Published

Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire [Video]Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire

Fight against 'terrorist organisations that seized Tripoli' will continue until the end, vows military spokesman.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Dozens killed in attack on military academy in Libya's Tripoli [Video]Dozens killed in attack on military academy in Libya's Tripoli

Forces allied with the GNA described Saturday's attack as 'an aerial bombing' launched by their eastern rivals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses [Video]Libyan armed groups accused of human rights abuses

Troops loyal to Haftar are on the outskirts of Tripoli, raising fears of more casualties and human rights abuses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:58Published

Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help [Video]Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help

Months of fighting take toll on southern Tripoli, with hundreds of civilians killed or wounded and 140,000 people fleeing homes after Haftar launches offensive in April.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya [Video]Turkey's Erdogan says to send troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey will send troops to Libya now that Tripoli has requested it, and will present a legislation to parliament in January. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Imported camels evacuated from Libya's capital after port comes under fire

Three thousand camels imported from Australia have been walked out of Libya's capital Tripoli in an overnight evacuation after the port where they arrived came under artillery fire.
Reuters - Published

Libya's Serraj says talk about resuming peace negotiations has been overtaken by events

Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Wednesday talk about resuming peace negotiations has been overtaken by events on the ground amid ongoing shelling from eastern..
Reuters - Published

U.N. tries to salvage Libya talks after government announces pullout

The United Nations sought to salvage talks over a ceasefire for Libya on Wednesday, after the government based in Tripoli announced overnight that it was pulling out after a single day, to protest..
Reuters - Published

UN-backed government in Libya suspends talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, almost hitting a highly..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Libya's internationally recognized government suspends ceasefire talks in Geneva

Libya's internationally recognized government suspended ceasefire talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva after an attack on Tripoli port on Tuesday, the presidential council of the government..
Reuters - Published

UN says Libyan rival forces resume talks to save cease-fire

un says libyan rival forces resume talks to save cease-fire
GENEVA: Libya’s warring sides resumed Tuesday UN-brokered talks aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country, the UN said in Geneva. The current cease-fire was brokered by..
WorldNews - Published

Libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ Turkish cargo ship in Tripoli

libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ turkish cargo ship in tripoli
Armed rebels under the command of renegade general Khalifa Haftar in Libya claim they have destroyed a Turkish cargo ship carrying ammunition and weapons at the port of Tripoli. “The Turkish ship..
WorldNews - Published

Eastern Libyan forces strike Tripoli port in new escalation

Eastern Libyan forces attacked the sea port of Libya's capital on Tuesday as they targeted a Turkish vessel bringing in arms, an eastern official said, marking a new escalation in the battle for..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya envoy says Tripoli port was attacked on Tuesday

The sea port in Libya's capital Tripoli was attacked on Tuesday, U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame said, without giving details.
Reuters - Published

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport after hours of closure

The only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli reopened on Thursday following more than three hours of closure after missiles were fired towards it, causing chaos and fear among passengers,..
Reuters - Published

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

new clashes in libya despite un ceasefire call
Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire"...
WorldNews - Published

Security Council votes for 'lasting ceasefire' in Libya as Haftar bans UN flights to Tripoli

The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for a "lasting ceasefire" in Libya as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces vowed to block UN humanitarian flights from landing..
France 24 - Published

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the..
Reuters - Published

Haftar's forces ban U.N. from using Tripoli airport

Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign, a force spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Libya says oil shutdown losses exceed $1.3 billion

libya says oil shutdown losses exceed $1.3 billion
TRIPOLI - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement on Tuesday that its crude output had dropped to 183,265 barrels per day as of February 11, adding that total losses due to a..
WorldNews - Published

U.N. to host new Libya ceasefire talks after no deal in first round

Libya's warring parties will continue talks this month to try to reach a lasting ceasefire in a war for control of the capital Tripoli, the United Nations said on Saturday, after a first round in..
Reuters - Published

West Libyan forces claim downed drone as Turkish support arrives

Forces aligned with Libya's Tripoli-based government said on Tuesday they had shot down a drone operated by their rivals, suggesting a strengthening of air defenses as they receive accelerated military..
Reuters - Published

Tripoli warns of talks boycott amid Libya truce violations

tripoli warns of talks boycott amid libya truce violations
Tripoli: Libya’s Tripoli-based government warned it might not participate in future peace talks after alleging repeated truce violations and attacks on civilians by rival forces of commander Khalifa..
WorldNews - Published

Erdogan to discuss Libya conflict on Algeria visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday visited Algeria for talks on the conflict in neighbouring Libya and plans to boost trade links. His visit comes as fighting resumed on the weekend at..
France 24 - Published

Tripoli airport closes again after rocket fire

The only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli closed on Wednesday after rockets were fired toward it, the airport said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Libya will face catastrophe if oil blockade continues: Tripoli premier

Libya will face a "catastrophic situation" unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero, the country's..
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers call for 'permanent' Libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference

foreign powers call for 'permanent' libya ceasefire, vow end to foreign interference
Key players and foreign powers implicated in the Libyan crisis have agreed on the need for a 'permanent' ceasefire and an end to foreign interference in the country. The announcement was made in a..
WorldNews - Published

Libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander Haftar back into diplomacy

libya peace summit struggles to draw eastern commander haftar back into diplomacy
Countries struggled at an international peace summit for Libya struggled on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of..
WorldNews - Published

Foreign powers to discuss ways out Libya crisis with rival camps

Libyan rival camps and their foreign backers will attend a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to end a proxy war over the capital Tripoli and the oil producer, which has displaced 140,000 and..
Reuters - Published

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls, warns Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. 
France 24 - Published

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up..
Reuters - Published

Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference

Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the..
Reuters - Published

Libya strongman Haftar in Greece for talks ahead of Berlin peace conference

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar will hold talks in Athens on Friday, days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin which he and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj..
France 24 - Published

Libya's Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil..
Reuters - Published

Seeking peace in Libya and Iran, EU haunted by past diplomatic inaction

After war broke out again in Libya early last year, a special team of EU diplomats in Tripoli was forced back to neighboring Tunisia to do what they had been doing for several years: wait.
Reuters - Published

Seeking peace in Libya and Iran, past inaction haunts EU diplomacy

After war broke out again in Libya early last year, a special team of EU diplomats in Tripoli was forced back to neighboring Tunisia to do what they had been doing for several years: wait.
Reuters - Published

Turkey sending troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks

turkey sending troops to libya ahead of berlin peace talks
Turkey is sending troops to Libya to ensure the stability of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. The move comes ahead of a Berlin summit on the security..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey's Erdogan says country sending troops to Libya

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, days before a summit in Berlin which will..
France 24 - Published

Italy offers to organise Libya peacekeepers

italy offers to organise libya peacekeepers
Italy is considering the creation of a peacekeeping mission in Libya in an effort to preserve a shaky ceasefire in the conflict-ridden country. Defence Minister Lorenzo Gueini said on Wednesday recent..
WorldNews - Published

Turkey won't shun 'teaching a lesson' to Libyan commander Haftar if attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from "teaching a lesson" to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan..
Reuters - Published

Libya peace talks in Moscow fall short of deal

Libya's warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an open-ended ceasefire to end a nine-month war over the capital Tripoli.
France 24 - Published

Eastern Libyan forces says ready and determined to achieve victory: website

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are "ready and determined" to achieve victory, the forces'..
Reuters - Published

Turbulence for Turkey as breakaway parties make gains on Erdoğan

turbulence for turkey as breakaway parties make gains on erdoğan
Turkey is gearing up for another turbulent year in both domestic politics and on the world stage as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, deploys troops to Libya while fighting off new breakaway..
WorldNews - Published

Chronicle of a nine-month offensive to seize Libya's capital

Both sides in Libya’s conflict – forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar and the UN-recognised government based in Tripoli – have agreed to a ceasefire starting on Sunday.
France 24 - Published

Libya ceasefire call brings lull in heavy fighting

A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes on Sunday, though both warring factions accused each other of violating the truce as skirmishes..
Reuters - Published

Both sides accuse each other of violating ceasefire in Libya

Both of Libya's warring factions accused each other of violating a ceasefire proposed by Turkey and Russia, as fighting continued around the capital, Tripoli, on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Libyan forces loyal to Haftar announce ceasefire, GNA agrees to truce

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a ceasefire in the western region, which includes the capital Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday (22:01 GMT) and the..
Reuters - Published

Libya: Haftar-led forces declare truce in battle for Tripoli

libya: haftar-led forces declare truce in battle for tripoli
The troops loyal to Libya warlord Khalifa Haftar pledged to halt the attack on Tripoli but warned of a "harsh response" if the defenders violated the truce. The EU, Russia and Turkey were working to..
WorldNews - Published

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