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War-weary Libyans view virus lockdown as another inconvenience

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Already tired of the tribulations of war, Libyans in the capital Tripoli are reluctant to respect intensified lockdown measures introduced on Friday to forestall coronavirus. The round-the-clock curfew was flagged by the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Wednesday night and will apply for 10 …

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Libya: strongman’s offensive to seize the capital

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  A year ago, Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar began his offensive to seize the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognised government, a conflict which has left hundreds dead and over 150,000 displaced. Here is a recap. – Haftar orders advance – On April 4, 2019, Haftar orders his …

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Libya a ‘den of mercenaries’, say war-weary citizens

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  After 10 months of fighting that has torn their country apart, exhausted Libyans voice deep fears and say their fate is no longer in their own hands. The oil-rich North African country has been mired in chaos since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising that killed longtime dictator …

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Rockets target Libya airport ahead of regional peace talks

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  The Libyan capital’s only operational airport has closed again after threats by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, dealing another setback to peace efforts as regional foreign ministers prepare to meet in Algeria Thursday. The airport has been hit multiple times since the start of a …

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Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Kadhafi

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  A nine-month offensive by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize the capital from the UN-recognised government has left hundreds dead and dragged in regional and world powers. As world powers push efforts for a ceasefire in the oil-rich country, with a peace conference held in Berlin …

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Libyan state oil firm warns against export blockade

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Libya’s National Oil Company warned Friday against threats to block oil exports, the war-torn country’s main income source, two days before a Berlin conference aimed at relaunching a peace process. Tribes close to eastern Libya-based military strongman Khalifa Haftar had called for a blockade of coastal …

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Why does Turkey seek a greater role in war-torn Libya?

  Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Turkey’s parliament approved a security and military cooperation deal with Libya’s UN-recognised unity government based in Tripoli on Saturday. Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi eight years ago. The North African country has …

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