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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. It is 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. Libya is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 700,000 square miles, it is the fourth-largest country in Africa and the Arab world, and the 16th-largest in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over three million of Libya's seven million people.

Libyan authorities send back illegal migrants to neighbouring countries [Video]

Libyan authorities send back illegal migrants to neighbouring countries

Libya has sent over 200 migrants from neighbouring countries back to their homelands, in a rare display of cooperation from the country's divided institutions.

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Protesters in Rome call for the renewal of an agreement between Libya & Italy to be revoked [Video]

Protesters in Rome call for the renewal of an agreement between Libya & Italy to be revoked

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Rome against the Italian government’s renewal of an agreement aimed to stop migrants and refugees from reaching European shores from Libya. Protesters call for..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Artwork inspired by Muammar Gaddafi's visit to Rome wins prestigious MAXXI art prize [Video]

Artwork inspired by Muammar Gaddafi's visit to Rome wins prestigious MAXXI art prize

An art piece inspired by the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's visit to Italy in 2009 has won the prestigious MAXXI Bulgari Prize

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:51Published
Breast cancer awareness month: Libyan women lack access to basic examinations [Video]

Breast cancer awareness month: Libyan women lack access to basic examinations

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After years of prohibition, boxing gains popularity among women in Libya [Video]

After years of prohibition, boxing gains popularity among women in Libya

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Gaddafi's son announces candidacy for Libya's presidential elections

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At UNSC, Foreign Secretary Shringla extends support to Libya's National Unity govt

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At least 43 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

At least 43 migrants have drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they attempted to cross from Libya to Italy, the Tunisian Red Crescent has said.
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China worked to prevent India from chairing key UNSC terrorism-related body

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India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions committees, panel on counter-terrorism

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7 Indian hostages freed in Libya, all in good health: MEA

MEA has confirmed that the 7 Indian hostages kidnapped in Asshwerif in Libya on September 14 have been released and that all of them are in good health.
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7 Indians kidnapped in Libya; govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue them: MEA

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$20,000 ransom sought for 7 Indians in Libya

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NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident between French, Turkish warships

NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, the alliance chief said on Thursday, an incident Paris..
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Russian aircraft active in Libya, AFRICOM says

Russian jets delivered to Libya in May are being actively used in the North African country, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Thursday.
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Turkey says it discussed lasting ceasefire during Libya trip

Senior Turkish officials discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya, as well as energy cooperation, during a visit to Tripoli on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign minister said.
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France accuses Turkey of hostile acts to stop enforcement of Libya arms embargo

France accused Turkey's navy on Wednesday of acting in a "hostile and aggressive" manner towards its NATO allies to prevent them from enforcing a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.
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Moscow urges U.S. to help reach Libya ceasefire: RIA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow would welcome efforts by Washington to use its influence to help reach a ceasefire in Libya, the RIA news agency reported.
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Turkey accuses France of exacerbating Libya crisis

Turkey angrily accused France on Tuesday of exacerbating the crisis in Libya and violating U.N. and NATO decisions by supporting the forces of Khalifa Haftar against the internationally recognised..
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Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA retreat, Red Crescent says

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Turkey slams French criticism of its actions in Libya

Turkey on Tuesday slammed French criticism of its role in Libya, saying the comments showed the "dark and inexplicable" policy by France towards Libya, and accused its NATO ally of exacerbating the..
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Merkel, Erdogan agree U.N. process for Libya should be bolstered: statement

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France wants talks about 'aggressive' Turkish role in Libya

France wants talks with NATO allies to discuss Turkey's increasingly "aggressive" role in Libya, a presidential official said on Monday, and the foreign ministry accused Ankara of thwarting truce..
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France slams Turkish interference in Libya

France said on Monday it condemned any ongoing foreign interference in Libya, singling out the intensification of Turkish support.
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Turkey eyes Libya bases for lasting military foothold: source

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Turkey in talks to use two Libya military bases: source

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U.N. decries reported mass graves found in Libya town after LNA retreat

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Turkey says U.S. needs to play more active role in Libya

The United States needs to play a more active role in Libya, both in achieving a ceasefire and in political talks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with broadcaster NTV on..
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