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Arab League, UN, EU and AU demand foreign forces leave Libya

New York - The Arab League, United Nations, European Union and the African Union on Tuesday demanded an immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from Libya.

Veteran Chad leader Deby dies after battling rebels: army

Ndjame - Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno died Tuesday from wounds sustained in battle after three decades in power, the army said, opening a period of uncertainty in a country that is a key strategic ally of the West.

UN Security Council unanimously endorses Libya progress

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the progress that Libya's warring sides have made towards peace since signing a ceasefire in October, diplomats said.

EU's Michel vows support to Libya's interim government

Tripoli - European Council President Charles Michel offered support to Libya Sunday on a visit to Tripoli, as the North African nation seeks to end a decade of chaos following a NATO-backed 2011 revolt.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

Libya - "They spared no child, no woman, no old man," said Mohamed Amer, mourning those murdered during a reign of terror by six brothers who ruled a Libyan town with bloodshed.

UN chief calls anew for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "remains deeply concerned" that "foreign elements" continue to operate in Libya, he wrote in a report to the Security Council.

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Kadhafi Libya

Tripoli - A decade after the fall of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi and the end of his regime's stranglehold on information, hopes for a free media remain a mirage.

Tunisian president in Libya for talks with new unity govt

Tripoli - Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday visited neighbouring Libya, where a UN-backed unity government is seeking to restore stability after a decade of violence and division.

Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

New York - The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.

Libya's new interim PM takes office

Tobruk - Libya's new interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah pledged to unite divided Libya as he was sworn in Monday, preparing to steer the war-torn country to December elections.

Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

Tripoli - The powerful interior minister of Libya's unity government survived an assassination attempt Sunday, an aide said, sparking fears of resurgent violence despite UN-led peace efforts.

UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo: US media

Washington - Private security contractor and ally of former US President Trump Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media on Friday.

Libyans remember revolution that ousted Kadhafi but brought chaos

Tripoli - Libyans marked 10 years Wednesday since the start of the uprising that toppled longtime ruler Moamer Kadhafi, ending a long dictatorship but throwing the country into a decade of violent lawlessness.

From conflict to co-working, Libyan youths share space

Tripoli - For those needing space to do business in Libya, a country beset by frequent blackouts and internet cuts after a decade of war, co-working has become increasingly popular.

Oil-rich Libya in poverty after decade of conflict

Tripoli - Libya has Africa's largest proven oil reserves and only seven million people, but a decade of bloody conflict has left its economy shattered and its population mired in poverty.

Who's left of the Kadhafi clan 10 years after revolt?

Tripoli - Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed in the 2011 uprising, but several of his family members survived. A decade on, what has happened to them?

Libya mired in chaos 10 years after Arab Spring

Tripoli - Ten years after Libya's NATO-backed uprising ousted and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the country remains wracked by conflict and chaos, its population bled dry despite the nation's vast oil wealth.

Libya's decade of turmoil since Kadhafi's fall

Tripoli - Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was ousted and killed a decade ago.Its UN-recognised government is based in Tripoli, while eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar supports a parallel administration based in the east.

Sicily offers safe haven to 422 migrants

Marseille - A vessel carrying 422 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya has been given permission to dock in Italy after issuing an urgent appeal for shelter from a looming storm, its operator said Sunday.

Libya embarks on new transition phase

Tripoli - Libya embarked Saturday on a new phase of its post-Kadhafi transition after an interim executive was selected to lead the country until December elections following a decade of chaos.

Libya embarks on new transition phase

Tripoli - Libya embarked Saturday on a new phase of its post-Kadhafi transition after the selection of a unity government to lead the country until December elections following a decade of chaos.

Surprise as Dbeibah elected Libyan transitional PM

Geneva - Libyan delegates at UN-facilitated talks outside Geneva on Friday made the surprise choice of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as the transitional unity prime minister to take the war-ravaged country through to elections in December.

UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed to Libya: letter

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday instructed Secretary General Antonio Guterres to deploy ceasefire monitors to war-torn Libya.

Peace in troubled Libya brings back traditional weavers

In front of a bundle of palm fronds, Halima Mohamad squats down to weave in an abandoned school in Tawergha, a town once a flashpoint in Libya's decade-long war.

UAE says will cooperate with UN, US on Libya conflict

New York - The United Arab Emirates, accused this week by the United States of military intervention in Libya's protracted civil war, issued a statement Friday stating its readiness to work "closely" with the new US administration for a peaceful solution to the c...

US calls for withdrawal of Russian, Turkish forces from Libya

New York - The United States on Thursday called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian and Turkish forces from Libya, after a deadline for them to leave was ignored.

Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce

Tripoli - Foreign forces ignored a deadline to pull out of Libya as scheduled Saturday under a UN-backed ceasefire deal, highlighting the fragility of peace efforts after a decade of conflict.

Libyans agree to hold constitutional referendum: Egypt

Apo - Libyan envoys at UN-backed talks in Egypt agreed Wednesday to hold a constitutional referendum before planned elections in the war-torn country later this year, Egypt's foreign ministry said.

Shipwreck off Libya leaves 43 dead: UN

Geneva - At least 43 migrants from West Africa perished in the first major shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, the United Nations said Wednesday, adding that 10 people were rescued.

Libya's eastern strongman urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

Tripoli - Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has called on his fighters to "drive out" Turkish forces backing the UN-recognised government, as talks drag on to end long-running war in the oil-rich nation.
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