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Libya marks year of fighting, fears worse to come

Tripoli - While the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, war-shattered Libya marks one year Saturday of its latest bloody conflict that is plunging it ever deeper into chaos.

War-torn Libya reports first coronavirus case

Tripoli - Libya has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus, a particular source of concern in the North African country where civil war has badly degraded the public healthcare system.

UN urges Libyans to halt fighting, battle virus

Tripoli - The United Nations and nine countries on Tuesday called on Libya's warring parties to cease hostilities to allow health authorities to fight against the new coronavirus.

War brings unexpected benefits to 'virus-free' Libya

Tripoli - Despite advice from health authorities to shun public gatherings, Moayed al-Missaoui and friends watched an Italian Serie A football match in a buzzing cafe in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

UN Libya envoy Salame steps down

Tripoli - The UN's envoy to war-plagued Libya, Ghassan Salame, announced his resignation on Monday citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking up the post."I tried to unite Libyans and restrain foreign interference...

Op-Ed: Libya peace talks break down and the two parties leave Geneva

Events change quickly. Earlier in the day there was a reports that Haftar forces and the GNA had agreed to a ceasefire at UN talks in Geneva. However, the two sides almost immediately scrapped the deal but then abandoned the talks and left Geneva.

UN urges Libya rivals to engage as doubts hang over talks

Tripoli - The UN's Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country's warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

Libya's UN-backed government halts participation in Geneva talks

Tripoli - Libya's unity government has announced it is halting its participation in UN talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country where a fragile truce has been repeatedly violated.

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Tripoli - Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, causing new civilian casualties in the grinding conflict a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire".

UN slams Libya arms embargo violations despite Berlin pledges

Tripoli - The United Nations mission to Libya has slammed ongoing violations of a UN Security Council arms embargo, despite commitments made a week ago at an international summit in Berlin.

Rockets target Libya airport ahead of regional peace talks

Tripoli - The Libyan capital's only operational airport has closed again after threats by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, dealing another setback to peace efforts as regional foreign ministers prepare to meet in Algeria Thursday.

Pro-Haftar forces 'block oil exports' from key Libya ports

Tripoli - Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Saturday blocked oil exports from Libya's main ports, the National Oil Company said, raising the stakes on the eve of international peace talks.

What's behind Haftar's refusal to sign Libya deal?

Tripoli - Military strongman Khalifa Haftar's reluctance to sign up to a Turkish-Russian orchestrated ceasefire accord underlines the complexity of Libya's conflict and pressures exerted by key foreign players, analysts say.

Libya ceasefire agreed after months of fighting

Tripoli - Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

Libya's GNA accepts ceasefire after rival Haftar: statement

Tripoli - Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed on Sunday to a ceasefire urged by Moscow and Ankara, several hours after rival strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a cessation of hostilities.

Europe, N. Africa in diplomatic flurry to avoid 'second Syria' in Libya

Tripoli - Europe and North Africa have launched a diplomatic offensive to try to prevent Libya, with the increased involvement of international players in its conflict, from turning into a "second Syria".

At least 28 dead in raid on Tripoli military school: ministry

Tripoli - At least 28 people were killed and dozens injured on Saturday in an air strike on a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a ministry spokesman said.

Turkish President promises military aid to LIbyan government

Recep Erdogan, the Turkish president, said on Thursday that Turkey will be sending ground troops and advanced weapons to Libya. He said the deployment is expected some time in January.

Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Tripoli - Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children's belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital's outskirts earlier this year.

Greek FM seeks support against Tripoli-Ankara maritime deal

Benghazi - Greece's foreign minister made a whirlwind tour of eastern Libya, Egypt and Cyprus Sunday amid tensions with Turkey following Ankara's contentious maritime deal with the Tripoli government.
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