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Libya: Country in North Africa
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. The Latin name Libya is based on the name of the region west of the Nile (Λιβύη) used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans for all of North Africa, and was again adopted during the period of Italian colonization beginning in 1911.

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Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday [Video]

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Government officials say they released the fighters because the young prisoners are victims themselves.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published
'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya [Video]

'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

COVID-19 pandemic affecting livestock market, other businesses, as residents prepare to mark holiday amid restrictions.

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UN deplores deadly shooting of three Europe-bound migrants in Libya [Video]

UN deplores deadly shooting of three Europe-bound migrants in Libya

"We can no longer afford to ignore what's happening inside Libya," UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley told Euronews.View on euronews

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Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings [Video]

Libya first responder recounts indiscriminate civilian killings

Doctors, health workers and ambulance drivers have spoken of the terror of landmines left behind as Khalifa Haftar's forces retreat.

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Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte [Video]

Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte

There are increasing fears that Egypt's plans to deploy troops abroad could escalate the conflict in neighbouring Libya.

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Peace in Libya war: Misrata security allowing for investment [Video]

Peace in Libya war: Misrata security allowing for investment

With the city of Misrata being untouched with violence since 2011, the city is now witnessing economic growth.

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Libya prisoner swap: Exchange between GNA and Haftar's forces [Video]

Libya prisoner swap: Exchange between GNA and Haftar's forces

Celebrations for some prisoners of war in Libya as 16 of them go home in a swap between the warring sides.

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EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey [Video]

EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey

Returning to Brussels for the first face-to-face meeting in months, EU foreign ministers are being urged to take a more robust approach to China over the new security law in Hong Kong, as well as..

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Fake Libyan dinars, printed in Russia, fund Haftar's military [Video]

Fake Libyan dinars, printed in Russia, fund Haftar's military

Some Libyans are refusing to accept the new banknotes because the currency is funding renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's military campaign.

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The migrants who come to Libya for economic opportunity [Video]

The migrants who come to Libya for economic opportunity

Caught between the fighting and COVID lockdowns, Al Jazeera meets a migrant who has come to Libya for a better life.

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Libyan government gathers war crimes evidence against Haftar [Video]

Libyan government gathers war crimes evidence against Haftar

More than 200 bodies, including those of women and children, have been found in several mass graves since the beginning of June.

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UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels' [Video]

UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels'

Guterres told UNSC Libya's 'conflict has entered a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels'.

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Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli [Video]

Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Turkish troops in Libya help clear landmines left by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

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Libya gov't vows response after base hit by 'foreign air force' [Video]

Libya gov't vows response after base hit by 'foreign air force'

Turkey's state news agency says air raids against al-Watiya was carried out by 'unidentified planes' with no casualties.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published
Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks [Video]

Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Emergency meeting of the bloc initiated by Egypt was rejected by Libya's internationally recognised government.

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Battle for Tripoli: Libya's first centre for amputees being built [Video]

Battle for Tripoli: Libya's first centre for amputees being built

Libya's only centre for amputees is still under construction in Misrata.

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Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution [Video]

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

Commanders working for General Haftar are being investigated for possible war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

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United Nations orders probe into human rights abuses in Libya [Video]

United Nations orders probe into human rights abuses in Libya

Announcement comes after mass graves were discovered in the city of Tarhuna following retreat by eastern-based forces.

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Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad [Video]

Egypt's el-Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad

President el-Sisi's remarks come as he toured an airbase amid tensions over Turkey's increasing army presence in Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published
Emmanuel Macron: 'Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya' [Video]

Emmanuel Macron: 'Turkey is playing a dangerous game in Libya'

The French president's remarks on Turkey's military intervention in the Libyan civil war follows an encounter between the two NATO allies' ships in the MediterraneanView on euronews

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Migrant rescue ships return to the Mediterranean after lockdown [Video]

Migrant rescue ships return to the Mediterranean after lockdown

As they return to the seas for the first time since April, rescue ship operators say migrants fleeing Libya's humanitarian crisis are undeterred by Europe's coronavirus outbreakView on euronews

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