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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas shakes hands with Libya's commander Khalifa Haftar, in Benghazi, Libya

Libya’s Haftar committed to ceasefire, Germany says

17 January 2020, 8:27 AM

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent advance for efforts to end a near-decade of turmoil in the North African country.

Car bomb explodes in Libya’s Benghazi, killing 3 UN staff

11 August 2019, 6:58 AM

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.

East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

Protesters outside Libya's national congress compound in Tripoli.

Libyans protest against US air strike in southern Libya

5 December 2018, 5:55 AM

The protesters, among them women and children, held up pamphlets saying “Africom attacked civilians”, and “Africom is killing our sons”.

A member of the Libyan National Army inspects the damage following a twin bombing inside a mosque in Benghazi, Libya.

Bomb in Libya kills two, wounds 75: medics

10 February 2018, 11:02 AM

Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, medics said.

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