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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.

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Libya's AIDS crisis exacerbated by Covid-19

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Turkey blocks EU inspection of cargo vessel travelling to Libya

Turkey has protested after German soldiers boarded a Turkish cargo ship in search of suspected arms shipments to Libya. The EU mission says all protocols were followed in the operation, and no illicit..

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Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya [Video]

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to LibyaView on euronews

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Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship [Video]

Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship

Turkey prevented German forces belonging to a European Union military mission carrying out a full search of a Turkish cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons to Libya. Joe Davies reports.

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UN's Libya envoy voices hope for peace deal

UN Security Council members told peace could be on the horizon after rival sides met in Tunisia last week to discuss ending the war.

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Libya talks pause without naming transitional government

Delegates will hold talks online next week to agree on a selection mechanism for a government that will oversee polls.

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Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells

The findings of a new study conducted on mice liver cells reveal that vitamin-e extracted from palm oil helps in boosting the immune response of the body. Palm oil contains abundant quantities of..

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Rescued migrants transferred to quarantine ship

More than 200 migrants rescued by Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, were transferred on Saturday (November 14) from the charity vessel to another boat for a mandatory quarantine period. Olivia Chan reports.

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More than 200 migrants rescued by Open Arms, a Spanish NGO, were transferred on Saturday (November 14) from the charity vessel to another boat for a mandatory quarantine period. Olivia Chan reports.

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At least 74 migrants dead in ‘devastating’ shipwreck off Libya [Video]

At least 74 migrants dead in ‘devastating’ shipwreck off Libya

IOM says coastguard and fishermen brought 47 survivors back to shore while rescue operation continues.

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Dialogue that opened on Monday follows months of relative calm in war-torn Libya.

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Vitamin E from palm oil useful in boosting immune response based on studies on liver cells

A study conducted on mice liver cells revealed that Vitamin E extracted from palm oil helps in boosting the immune response of the body. Palm oil contains abundant quantities of vitamin E compounds,..

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Libyan investigators find more mass graves [Video]

Libyan investigators find more mass graves

Libyan authorities have dug 12 bodies from four more unmarked graves in the city of Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since the area was recaptured in June by the Government..

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Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream [Video]

Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream

Weightlifter Ahmed Abu Zeriba has spent years braving Libya's raging war, harsh economic conditions, and now a global pandemic - all with one goal - to represent his country in Tokyo's 2021 Olympics...

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‘Libya deserves better’: Hope, doubts follow ceasefire deal [Video]

‘Libya deserves better’: Hope, doubts follow ceasefire deal

Libyans welcome UN-backed agreement but express scepticism about the implementation of it.

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Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace [Video]

Libya ceasefire: UN chief hails fundamental step towards peace

Antonio Guterres summoned reporters to give the ceasefire agreement his strong support.

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UN says Libya sides reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ deal [Video]

UN says Libya sides reach ‘permanent ceasefire’ deal

Libya’s warring sides sign agreement for ‘a permanent ceasefire in all areas’ in what the UN calls a ‘historic achievement’.

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Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva [Video]

Libya's rival factions sign UN-brokered 'permanent' ceasefire in Geneva

Libya's two warring factions agreed to a permanent truce after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as "historic".View on euronews

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Libyan forces reach permanent ceasefire deal [Video]

Libyan forces reach permanent ceasefire deal

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France, Sarkozy Probe, ex-president under investigation in Libya financing case [Video]

France, Sarkozy Probe, ex-president under investigation in Libya financing case

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