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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.

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African summit in Egypt urges ‘democratic transition’ in Sudan

Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks on Tuesday on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into chaos".
France 24 - Published

Libyan forces push back Haftar's forces south of Tripoli: witnesses

Libyan government forces on Tuesday pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in the Hira area south of the capital Tripoli in a counter-offensive, Reuters reporters at the scene..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Libya

Graham Frets Trump’s Mixed Signals On Libya [Video]Graham Frets Trump’s Mixed Signals On Libya

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump's voluble Capitol Hill defender, is worried that the president's chatter is undermining efforts to stop Libya from falling into an all-out civil war. Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Explosions In Libya Capital After Late Night Air Strike [Video]Explosions In Libya Capital After Late Night Air Strike

According to Reuters, explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city. A Reuters reporter and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Heavy clashes near Libya's Tripoli amid 'new phase of attack' [Video]Heavy clashes near Libya's Tripoli amid 'new phase of attack'

Residents report heavy rocket fire in Tripoli as fighting intensifies between forces allied to rival administrations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

Heavy clashes break out in the south of Libya's capital Tripoli [Video]Heavy clashes break out in the south of Libya's capital Tripoli

Fighters loyal to the Government of National Unity are trying to defend their city from a two week long attack by the eastern based Libyan National Army.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Trump's Call to Haftar Shows U.S. Believes In Libyan Army Role In War On Terrorism [Video]Trump's Call to Haftar Shows U.S. Believes In Libyan Army Role In War On Terrorism

According to Reuters, remarks made by President Donald Trump show that the United States believes in the pivotal role of the Libyan National Army in the war against terrorism. Earlier the White House..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Trump praises Haftar in apparent reversal of US policy on Libya [Video]Trump praises Haftar in apparent reversal of US policy on Libya

In apparent reversal of US policy, Trump praises Haftar for fighting 'terrorism' and securing Libya's oil resources.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Trump Praises Libyan General As His Troops March On Tripoli [Video]Trump Praises Libyan General As His Troops March On Tripoli

According to CNN, President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar on Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's vast oil resources. The talks came even after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump Spoke On The Phone With Libyan Commander Haftar [Video]Trump Spoke On The Phone With Libyan Commander Haftar

Reuters reports the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump earlier this week spoke to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar over the phone to discuss “ongoing counterterrorism..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On [Video]Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On

According to Reuters, 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 troops on the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

UN condemns latest attack on Libya’s Tripoli, mulls ceasefire [Video]UN condemns latest attack on Libya’s Tripoli, mulls ceasefire

Indiscriminate rocket fire in high-density neighbourhood could constitute war crime, UN says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border [Video]Libya crisis: Tunisia 'disarms' French nationals trying to cross border

France supports the unrecognised government in Tripoli but also maintained ties with the other government led by Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Shells hit Tripoli as Haftar's two-week siege rages [Video]Shells hit Tripoli as Haftar's two-week siege rages

Artillery 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 capital from an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

UN Security Council Resolution Calls for Cease-fire in Libya [Video]UN Security Council Resolution Calls for Cease-fire in Libya

Violence in Libya increased earlier this month when Gen. Khalifa Haftar's armed forces started trying to take control of the county's capital.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya [Video]Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya

Tunisia detains armed European diplomats en route from Libya

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:49Published

Italian Prime Minister calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya [Video]Italian Prime Minister calls for immediate cease-fire in Libya

Italian Prime Minister has called for an immediate cease-fire in Libya and Qatar’s Foreign Minister has said countries must be stopped from supplying arms to Libya. Yesterday Giuseppe Conte hosted a..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:14Published

Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya [Video]Migrants flee to Niger as fighting worsens in Libya

Officials and aid workers in Niger are bracing for a possible influx of refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Libya: Thousands displaced as Tripoli fighting continues [Video]Libya: Thousands displaced as Tripoli fighting continues

Thousands of Libyans made homeless as fighting in several locations in and around Tripoli intensifies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Death toll rises in Libya as clashes at Tripoli continue [Video]Death toll rises in Libya as clashes at Tripoli continue

Egypt released photos showing the commander of the LNA Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after they met in Cairo on Sunday, but no other details were given about their..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:05Published

Iran Says U.S. Pressures On Iran, Venezuela Making Oil Market Fragile [Video]Iran Says U.S. Pressures On Iran, Venezuela Making Oil Market Fragile

According to Reuters, Iran’s oil minister said that U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and tensions in Libya have made the supply-demand balance in the global oil market fragile. Oil prices have..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Libya fighting: Tunisians fear more deaths on coast [Video]Libya fighting: Tunisians fear more deaths on coast

As the conflict intensifies in Libya, Tunisia faces challenges dealing with an increasing number of displaced migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and ending up on its shores.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Four EU states agree to take in 64 rescued migrants stranded at sea [Video]Four EU states agree to take in 64 rescued migrants stranded at sea

They've been stranded at sea after being rescued off Libya by a rescue ship run by the German charity Sea Eye.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Protests in Libya against Haftar's offensive [Video]Protests in Libya against Haftar's offensive

Khalifa Haftar is considered a hero by his supporters but a war criminal by others.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Libya crisis: Fighting concerns Tripoli residents [Video]Libya crisis: Fighting concerns Tripoli residents

As battles rage between forces loyal to Haftar and the UN-backed government, Al Jazeera talks to people in the Libyan capital

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Battle for Tripoli: Clashes continue across Libya’s capital [Video]Battle for Tripoli: Clashes continue across Libya’s capital

Thousands of residents have fled homes in Tripoli as fighters battle on outskirts of the city.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:26Published

Conditions in Libyan detention camp 'indescribable', says detainee | #TheCube [Video]Conditions in Libyan detention camp 'indescribable', says detainee | #TheCube

As political tensions continue to rise outside the Libyan capital, The Cube hears the story of one migrant in a detention centre.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:59Published

 

Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting: U.N.

Migrants in a detention facility in the Libyan capital have been reportedly seriously wounded in random shooting, the U.N. migration agency IOM said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive

Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognized government, as the death toll in a..
Reuters - Published

Haftar forces press offensive on Libyan capital

haftar forces press offensive on libyan capital
TRIPOLI — Forces backing Libya's unity government battled to push back an offensive by strongman Khalifa Haftar on Sunday as his troops approached the gates of Tripoli after air raids overnight...
WorldNews - Published

Tripoli forces push opponents back slightly south of Libyan capital-witnesses

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on..
Reuters - Published

Explosions rock Tripoli as battle rages outside Libyan capital

Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, as forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa..
France 24 - Published

Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike

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 the city held by the internationally..
Reuters - Published

Airport in Libya's Tripoli re-opens, authorities say

Libya has reopened Tripoli's only functioning airport, according to a posting on the airport authorities' Facebook page on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital

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 city held by the internationally..
Reuters - Published

Heavy explosion in Libyan capital after aircraft heard: witnesses

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.
Reuters - Published

Libya closes Tripoli's only functioning airport after residents report air strike

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.
Reuters - Published

Explosions and anti-aircraft fire heard in Libyan capital: witnesses

Explosions and anti-aircraft fire could be heard in parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday, Reuters reporters said.
Reuters - Published

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

libya crisis: clashes erupt south of capital tripoli
The UN-backed government says it launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •France 24

Heavy clashes erupt in southern suburbs of Libya capital

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 death toll from two weeks of fighting..
Reuters - Published

Anti-Haftar forces near Tripoli launch counter-attack

anti-haftar forces near tripoli launch counter-attack
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 the capital Tripoli. "We have launched a..
WorldNews - Published

Trump speaks with Libyan army commander Haftar: White House

trump speaks with libyan army commander haftar: white house
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar on Monday, discussing "ongoing counterterrorism efforts," said the White House...
WorldNews - Published

Sushma Swaraj appeals to 500 Indians to leave Tripoli immediately as situation in Libya deteriorates

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 to capture the region from the UN-backed..
Firstpost - Published

Trump discussed ‘shared vision’ in phone call to Libyan warlord Haftar

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 heart of Tripoli with heavy shelling in the..
France 24 - Published

Libya crisis: Trump speaks to insurgent General Haftar

libya crisis: trump speaks to insurgent general haftar
Mr Trump's call suggests he endorses General Haftar, unlike some of his allies.
BBC News - Published

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military..
Reuters - Published

Trump's call to Haftar shows U.S. believes in Libyan army role in war on terrorism: spokesman

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, Sky News Arabia cited the LNA spokesman..
Reuters - Published

Trump in wide ranging phone call to Libyan Gen Khalifa Haftar

trump in wide ranging phone call to libyan gen khalifa haftar
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 counterterrorism efforts and the need to..
WorldNews - Published

Violence in Libya: Sushma Swaraj asks Indian nationals to 'immediately' leave Tripoli

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday asked the Indian nationals in Tripoli to "leave immediately" after violence for the control of the Libyan capital escalated. "We will not be able to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fighting Continues In Libya But Russia, US Say They Won't Support Ceasefire Resolution

fighting continues in libya but russia, us say they won't support ceasefire resolution
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 Security Council resolution which would..
WorldNews - Published

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

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 time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs..
Reuters - Published

Libya crisis: PM Fayez al-Serraj condemns ‘silence’ of allies

libya crisis: pm fayez al-serraj condemns ‘silence’ of allies
Fayez al-Serraj, whose troops face an insurgency, feels "abandoned" by his international allies.
BBC News - Published

Mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb as two-week battle rages on

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 troops on the Libyan capital, which is..
Reuters - Published

Libya’s UN-backed govt accuses France of supporting Haftar, ends cooperation

Libya's internationally recognised interior ministry on Thursday accused France of supporting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and said it would halt cooperation with Paris. France however said it..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

France supports internationally-recognized government in Tripoli: Elysee source

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 would cut security cooperation with..
Reuters - Published

Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya held by Haftar -officials

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 north to try to seize the capital Tripoli,..
Reuters - Published

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

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 Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Shells kill seven in Tripoli neighborhood as Haftar's two-week siege rages

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 take Libya's capital from an..
Reuters - Published

Libyan PM vows to bring army commander to Int'l Criminal Court

libyan pm vows to bring army commander to int'l criminal court
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 the International Criminal Court (ICC)..
WorldNews - Published

Italy says terrorists have infiltrated migrant boats from Libya

italy says terrorists have infiltrated migrant boats from libya
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 Salvini, leader of the far-right League..
WorldNews - Published

Terrorist presence on migrants boats from Libya now a certainty: Italy's Salvini

Chaos in Libya following General Khalifa Haftar's offensive has increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats headed for Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, adding the country's..
Reuters - Published

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as powers divided over Haftar's push

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 by eastern forces commander Khalifa..
Reuters - Published

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