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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, 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. The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country 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. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya. The Latin name Libya is based on the name of the region west of the Nile (Λιβύη) used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans for all of North Africa, and was again adopted during the period of Italian colonization beginning in 1911.


Libya conflict: October 15 set as new date for peace talks [Video]

Libya conflict: October 15 set as new date for peace talks

The humanitarian situation in Libya is considered the worst it has been since the conflict erupted.

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Libyan PM to resign: Rival factions expected to convene soon for peace talks [Video]

Libyan PM to resign: Rival factions expected to convene soon for peace talks

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Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down [Video]

Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down

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Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks [Video]

Turkey blasts 'arrogant' Macron amid Eastern Med crisis talks

Turkey responds to French leader, who earlier criticised Erdogan over Ankara's conduct in Mediterranean and Libya.

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Libya’s GNA: Haftar allies disrupting municipal elections in east [Video]

Libya’s GNA: Haftar allies disrupting municipal elections in east

City elections in Misrata and those planned across western and southern Libya could help pave the way for nationwide elections.

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Libya's UN-recognised government announces immediate ceasefire [Video]

Libya's UN-recognised government announces immediate ceasefire

Turkey-backed Government of National Accord called for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in March.

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Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday [Video]

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Government officials say they released the fighters because the young prisoners are victims themselves.

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