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FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libyan government welcomes EU call for cease-fire in Tripoli

Libya's UN-backed government on Wednesday welcomed the call by the European Union (EU) for a ceasefire in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing violent...
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IOM says it has not suspended its operations in Tripoli

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it’s still working on the ground in Tripoli to help people affected by the ongoing war in...
Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Loss of life in Libya’s Tripoli conflict rises to 147

A total of 147 people have been killed and 614 others wounded in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based army...
Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libya Has released 3 African Hostages

Libyan Interior Ministry on Saturday said it freed three African hostages kidnapped by an African national in the capital Tripoli. "Members of the Investigation Bureau...
This week’s flight from Libya was the seventh since January 2017 organized by IOM for Guinean migrants from Libya with a total of 859 migrants assisted so far. Above is a photo of Guinean migrants assisted by IOM last August. File photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Libya: Over 160 Million Illegal Immigrants opt for Deportation Willingly

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Friday that more than 160 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria on Thursday night. The...
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Libyans Demand Elections to Bring Political Split to an End

Mohammed Al-Howeik was among thousands of Libyans attending the eighth anniversary of February 17 Revolution that removed former president Muammar Gaddafi at Martyrs Square...
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Intelligence Chief of Gaddafi’s Regime Released from Prison on Health Reasons

Libya's Justice Ministry on Sunday released the intelligence chief of the regime of the former leader Muammar Gaddafi for health reasons, a ministry official...
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35 Illegal Immigrants Saved in Western Libya

Libyan authorities on Tuesday rescued 35 illegal immigrants of different nationalities off the country's western coast. The immigrants, coming from Sudan, Benin, Ivory Coast and...

248,000 Children Are In Need Of Humanitarian Assistance – OCHA

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), today, some 823,000 people, including around 248,000 children, are still in need...
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Libya Parliament Wants Muslim Brotherhood Criminalised

Altogether 20 members of Libya's eastern-based House of Representatives (Parliament) on Sunday demanded to hold a session to vote on a bill criminalizing the...
A Libya Dawn fighter picks up a shrapnel in a crater left by an air raid in the Tarhuna area, 80 km southeast of Tripoli, Libya, on March 23, 2015. Libyan national army's warplanes launched an airstrike on Tarhuna, attempting to pound the stronghold of Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

France Pledges Logistics Support for Libyan Army

France is willing to provide logistics support for the Libyan Interior Ministry, French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice du Hellen said Sunday. The French envoy made...

Libya: 164 illegal Immigrants Willingly Repatriate to Niger

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said that 164 illegal immigrants from Niger have been voluntarily deported from Libya to their country. "Altogether...
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Germany Pledges Support to Libya’s Political Efforts Through UN

German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza said on Saturday that his country would support the political efforts of the UN Support Mission in Libya...
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Libya recorded 168 deaths from traffic accidents in 2018

The Libyan Interior Ministry revealed on Saturday that 168 people were killed in traffic accidents in the capital Tripoli in 2018. In addition, 331 were...
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Libyan navy rescued 14 member crew on a cargo ship off Tripoli port

The Libyan navy said on Saturday that it rescued a crew of 14 members on a cargo ship that drifted off Tripoli's port on...

Libya heightens security in its largest oil field

Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Monday agreed with the Chairman of the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla to enhance security in...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Mass Grave Discovered in Libya’s City of Sirte

Libya's Interior Ministry on Monday announced discovering a mass grave containing bodies believed to be of Ethiopian Christians executed by the Islamic State (IS)...
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260 illegal immigrants Saved off Libyan Coastline

Libyan Coast Guards on Sunday rescued 260 illegal immigrants of African and Asian nationalities off the country's western coast, navy spokesman said. "Coast Guards patrol...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

UN Mission in Libya Worried Violence in Southern Sabha Could Grow

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday expressed concerned over escalating violence in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, some 800...
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334 African illegal immigrants saved off western coast of Libya

The Libyan coast guard on Saturday rescued 334 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities off the country's western coast. The illegal immigrants were rescued in...
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Libya holds talks with EU over airline ban

Libyan authorities are negotiating with the European Union (EU) to lift the ban imposed on Libyan airplanes for nearly four years, which has caused...
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Conference on international reconstruction hosted in Benghazi

The international conference on the reconstruction of the Libyan city of Benghazi kicked off on Saturday, with participation of investors and economic experts from...
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Libya plays host to maiden African mini football competition

The first African minifootball championship kicked off in Tripoli on Saturday, with the participation of eight teams. The tournament takes place in Tripoli's Al-Madina Football...
A Libya Dawn tank fires near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libya find ways to make Tripoli a secured city

The Libyan Interior Ministry on Saturday completed preparation of a joint security and military plan to secure the capital Tripoli, a few days after...
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Libyan naval force recuperates 11 bodies, salvages 283 migrants

The Libyan navy said Sunday that it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 283 others off the country's western coast in...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libyan air force murders many militants close to Misurata

The Libyan air force killed and injured dozens of terrorists in Sdara area near the city of Misrata, some 200 km east of the...
Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

One executed, two harmed in restored conflicts in southern Libya

Renewed tribal clashes in the southern Libyan city of Sabha killed one civilian and injured two others, military and medical sources said on Saturday. The...
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Militants blow up unrefined petroleum pipeline in Libya

A terrorist group on Saturday blew up a crude oil pipeline near the capital Tripoli, the Libyan petroleum installations guards said. "An explosion and fire...
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Tunisian embassy in Libya revived after about 3 years

Tunisia officially decided to reopen its consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli after nearly a three-year closure following the kidnapping of Tunisian diplomats, the...
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200 immigrants saved off the western coast

Libyan coast guard on Tuesday rescued more than 200 illegal immigrants on two rubber boats off western coast, according to a local official. "The department...