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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 three million of Libya's seven 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 deserves better’: Hope, doubts follow ceasefire deal [Video]

‘Libya deserves better’: Hope, doubts follow ceasefire deal

Libyans welcome UN-backed agreement but express scepticism about the implementation of it.

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Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace [Video]

Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace

Antonio Guterres summoned reporters to give the ceasefire agreement his strong support.

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UN says Libya sides reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ deal [Video]

UN says Libya sides reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ deal

Libya’s warring sides sign agreement for ‘a permanent ceasefire in all areas’ in what the UN calls a ‘historic achievement’.

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Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva [Video]

Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva

Libya's two warring factions agreed to a permanent truce after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as "historic".View on euronews

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Libyan forces reach permanent ceasefire deal [Video]

Libyan forces reach permanent ceasefire deal

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France, Sarkozy Probe, ex-president under investigation in Libya financing case [Video]

France, Sarkozy Probe, ex-president under investigation in Libya financing case

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France - Sarkozy probe: Ex-President under investigation in Libya financing case [Video]

France - Sarkozy probe: Ex-President under investigation in Libya financing case

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Former French President Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing [Video]

Former French President Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

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Libya marks national police day amid war [Video]

Libya marks national police day amid war

Libya's internationally recognised government has put on a show of strength as it battles various armed groups.

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA [Video]

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh,..

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA [Video]

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh,..

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Libya conflict : how close to a lasting ceasefire agreement ? [Video]

Libya conflict : how close to a lasting ceasefire agreement ?

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UN: Antonio Guterres says Libya's peace at stake, urges ceasefire [Video]

UN: Antonio Guterres says Libya's peace at stake, urges ceasefire

Questioning the commitment to peace in Libya - the UN secretary-general challenges countries defying an arms embargo.

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Libya conflict: October 15 set as new date for peace talks [Video]

Libya conflict: October 15 set as new date for peace talks

The humanitarian situation in Libya is considered the worst it has been since the conflict erupted.

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Libyan PM to resign: Rival factions expected to convene soon for peace talks [Video]

Libyan PM to resign: Rival factions expected to convene soon for peace talks

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Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down [Video]

Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down

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Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks [Video]

Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks

Turkey responds to French leader, who earlier criticised Erdogan over Ankara's conduct in Mediterranean and Libya.

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Libya’s GNA: Haftar allies disrupting municipal elections in east [Video]

Libya’s GNA: Haftar allies disrupting municipal elections in east

City elections in Misrata and those planned across western and southern Libya could help pave the way for nationwide elections.

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