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Libya: Country in North Africa
Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Libya borders 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. Libya comprises three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million km2 (700,000 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world. The country's official religion is Islam, with 96.6% of the Libyan population being Sunni Muslims. The official language of Libya is Arabic, with vernacular Libyan Arabic being spoken most widely. The majority of Libya's population is Arab. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in north-western Libya and contains over a million of Libya's seven million people.

Libya's eastern govt postpones Derna reconstruction conference [Video]

Libya's eastern govt postpones Derna reconstruction conference

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Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation for possible witness tampering in Libya funding case [Video]

Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation for possible witness tampering in Libya funding case

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:24Published
Over 250 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya [Video]

Over 250 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya

A rescue ship operating off the coast of Libya saved 258 migrants in two separate operations in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Experts warned about the structural integrity of the Derna dams for almost 40 years, a Libyan state prosecutor said, as the search continues for bodies after last week's devastating floods.
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'Devastating miracle': Boy, 11, survives Libyan floods after whole family dies

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Why it's 'incredibly difficult' to get help to flood victims in divided Libya

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'If only we could bury them and cast away doubt' - Libyan families bound by grief and in limbo

It keeps being said that everyone in Derna has lost someone.
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Libya's chief prosecutor vows to 'put on trial' those responsible for dam neglect

The chief prosecutor of Libya's eastern government has said he will prosecute those responsible for the neglect of two dams in Derna as the city struggles to cope with the thousands of corpses washing..
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The horrifying moment a girl's body was found in a city flattened by floods

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How a Libyan city was washed away

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Libya's destroyed community - where people will 'never forget what happened here'

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Libya dam collapses after deadly storm sounded like 'explosion after explosion'

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Number of deaths in Libyan city of Derna could reach 20,000, mayor says

The number of deaths in the Libyan city of Derna could range from 18,000 to 20,000 following catastrophic flooding, according to the city's mayor.
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About 10,000 people are thought to be missing after major flooding in Libya, the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) has said.
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More than 5,300 people are feared dead after devastating flooding struck Libya.
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Leaked 'secret' meeting between Israel and Libya sparks riots in Tripoli

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17 Indian youths held captive in Libya return home after six months of ordeal

The Embassy of India to Libya says they successfully repatriated 17 Indians from Punjab and Haryana on August 19, who were detained in Libya since February this year.
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9 Indian sailors released in Libya after months of captivity

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