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  • 02:15 Experts Push For Elections To Stabilise Libya's Economy

    Experts Push For Elections To Stabilise Libya's Economy

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    Libyan politicians believe that the political settlement is necessary in the North African state in order to boost the country's ailing economy. Libyan experts have urged the country's policy makers, tribal leaders and public figures to proceed with plans

  • 03:23 149 Migrants Repatriated From Libya

    149 Migrants Repatriated From Libya

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    149 Nigerians have returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The migrants arrived the country on Thursday after failed attempts to cross over to Europe from Libya. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports.

  • 01:37 Libya Conflict Takes Toll On Fishing Industry

    Libya Conflict Takes Toll On Fishing Industry

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    The ongoing political turmoil in Libya is driving foreign workers away. The country's fishing industry used to depend heavily on foreign labour. But the sinking economy has left fishermen high and dry -- and customers unable to afford what used to be a st

  • 02:07 Tunisia Mediating For Solution To End The Libya Crisis

    Tunisia Mediating For Solution To End The Libya Crisis

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    Tunisia is mediating between all Libyan parties, political factions and tribal leaders to find a peaceful settlement in the war ravaged country. Top Libyan leaders are holding meetings with Tunisian President, in order to turn the page on 6 years of insta

  • 00:48 Tripoli Rocket Blast: Rocket Hits Beach In Libyan Capital, 5 People Dead

    Tripoli Rocket Blast: Rocket Hits Beach In Libyan Capital, 5 People Dead

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    In Libya, a rocket has hit a beach in Tripoli, killing five people and wounding 25 others. According to authorities, the blast hit the beach in front of Mitiga airport in the east of the Libyan capital. The motive behind the attack is still unclear.

  • 00:38 African Union Mission Arrives In Libya

    African Union Mission Arrives In Libya

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    A mission of the African Union headed by Congolese Foreign Minister Jean Claude Gakosso has arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli The AU delegation is composed of foreign ministers from Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and South Africa. They met with the head

  • 06:58 Optimism After Libya’s Rival Sides Agree To Address Political Issues

    Optimism After Libya’s Rival Sides Agree To Address Political Issues

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    There is hope of a political solution to the Libyan crisis. Leaders of the two rival factions met in the United Arab Emirates and agreed to work together to end the conflict in their country. The prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government met with Fie

  • 04:29 Coptic Christians In Bethlehem Condemn Church Blasts In Egypt

    Coptic Christians In Bethlehem Condemn Church Blasts In Egypt

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    In the latest on the response to Sunday's twin bomb blasts in Egypt, Palestinians and Christians from the Coptic community have held demonstrations in Bethlehem condemning the church attacks. Protesters have voiced anger and concern, saying that terrorism

  • 08:21 One Year On, UN-backed Government Yet To Unite Country

    One Year On, UN-backed Government Yet To Unite Country

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    Today marks one year since the United Nations-backed government of national accord arrived in Tripoli, Libya. But what has it achieved? CGTN's Clementine Logan takes a look back at some of the highs and lows.

  • 01:56 Country's Trauma Inspires Rare Misrata Theater Performance

    Country's Trauma Inspires Rare Misrata Theater Performance

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    Students in Libya recently staged a play inspired by the country's troubled past at the Misrata theatre. The play, known as --Simple, but--, examines the inability of Libya's leaders to maintain a political dialogue to end the turmoil that has dogged the

  • 02:49 Programme Helps Children Left Behind By ISIL Reunite With Families

    Programme Helps Children Left Behind By ISIL Reunite With Families

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    In North Africa, children left behind by ISIL fighters now have a chance to reunite with their families. A new programme sponsored by the International Red Crescent in cooperation with Libyan authorities is helping to identify each child by coordinating w

  • 00:42 ISIL Driven Out Of Its North African Stronghold In Libya

    ISIL Driven Out Of Its North African Stronghold In Libya

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    The presence of ISIL has been felt most in North Africa. Militant groups are aligned to ISIL in Egypt's Sinai region. The Egyptian army has been battling them there. But the group's strongest presence was in Libya. ISIL seized the city of Sirte there. For

  • 01:27 Libya Oil Guard Tasked With Protecting Oil Ports

    Libya Oil Guard Tasked With Protecting Oil Ports

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    An oil guard official appointed by Libya's U.N.-backed government has said that he had been tasked with protecting oil ports by an armed faction that took over Es Sider and Ras Lanuf terminals. Idris Bukhamada, recently named by the Government of National

  • 01:00 Rival Factions Still Fighting For Control Of Libya's Oil Export Terminals

    Rival Factions Still Fighting For Control Of Libya's Oil Export Terminals

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    In Libya, fighting between opposing factions for control of the country's oil terminals has increased. Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar say they're mobilizing ground troops to win back key oil facilities, just days after losing them to ri

  • 01:05 North African Diplomats Seek Ways To Reconcile Rival Factions

    North African Diplomats Seek Ways To Reconcile Rival Factions

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    In Tunis, top North African diplomats have been meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya's rival political factions. The gathering is headed by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Tunisia, alongside Algeria's African and Arab Affairs Minister. The diplomats

  • 00:47 UN: Saif Should Face Murder Charges At The ICC

    UN: Saif Should Face Murder Charges At The ICC

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    Saif al-Islam Gaddhafi should face murder charges the ICC. That's according to the United Nations which said his trial did not meet international standards. The proceedings "fell short of international norms and standards for fair trial and also breached

  • 01:33 Libya Still In Chaos As Another Anniversary Passes

    Libya Still In Chaos As Another Anniversary Passes

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    It has been six years since the NATO-backed revolt ended Libya's Muammar Gadaffi's rule. Despite efforts to steer the country to recovery, Libya remains in turmoil, bogged down by insecurity and chaos. Susan Mwongeli reports

  • 03:31 EU Reaches Out To Russia To Broker Deal With General Haftar

    EU Reaches Out To Russia To Broker Deal With General Haftar

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    European diplomats are involved in last-ditch efforts to convince Russia to stop aiding military strongman Khalifa Haftar seize control in Libya. The EU hopes that Russia can instead persuade Haftar to settle for an enhanced military role but under civili

  • 00:37 EU To Support Libyan Government Tackle Migrant Crisis

    EU To Support Libyan Government Tackle Migrant Crisis

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    Now, the European Union summit in Malta has closed after lengthy discussion on how to tackle the migrant crisis and mapping a way forward for the European bloc. The summit was attended by a host of European leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa

  • 01:27 Libyan Unity Government Urges U.S. To Rethink Ban

    Libyan Unity Government Urges U.S. To Rethink Ban

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    A spokesman for Libya's Unity Government has voiced concerns over the U.S. travel embargo imposed on the North African country, following Trump's executive order. Shraf Tulty hopes that the unity government will be able to convince the newly elected U.S.

  • 01:53 EU To Train & Equip Libyan Coast Guards To Help Limit Migrant Flow

    EU To Train & Equip Libyan Coast Guards To Help Limit Migrant Flow

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    Migrants coming from Libya are a major concern for Europe. The European commission now says it is working to empower the Libyan Coast Guard and create an anti-trafficking network in the coming two months. Adel EL Mahrouky with more

  • 02:49 New Initiative Aims To Bring 200 Libyan Families Back Home

    New Initiative Aims To Bring 200 Libyan Families Back Home

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    The Libyan crisis is entering its seventh year. With civil war tearing the country apart, thousands have been forced to flee. But in Egypt, some Libyan families have started their journey back home. As part of a new initiative, Libya's Justice First Found

  • 02:28 Cairo To Continue Its Push To Lift UN Arms Embargo On Libya

    Cairo To Continue Its Push To Lift UN Arms Embargo On Libya

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    Cairo at the weekend hosted Foreign Ministers from neighbouring nations - to discuss the security situation in Libya. Egypt says foreign intervention will worsen the already precarious situation. Cairo also plans to continue pushing for the UN to lift the

  • 01:52 Obama Concedes U.S. Erred In Its Handling Of The Libya Crisis

    Obama Concedes U.S. Erred In Its Handling Of The Libya Crisis

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    In one of his final speeches as U.S. President, Barack Obama conceded that he was mistaken in his policies on Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. CGTN takes a look at those self-confessed errors

  • 07:39 Concerns About Rise In Violence As Rival Military Factions Clash In Libya

    Concerns About Rise In Violence As Rival Military Factions Clash In Libya

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    Forces allied to Libya's eastern government have carried out an air strike against a military transport craft in the central district of Jufra. The head of the military council in Misrata has been injured. The strike, and clashes that preceded it on Monda

  • 05:38 U.S. Ends Military Operation To Retake Sirte From ISIL

    U.S. Ends Military Operation To Retake Sirte From ISIL

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    The US has ended a military operation to support Libya's fledgling government in its efforts to retake the former ISIL stronghold of Sirte. The United States in August launched Operation Odyssey Lightning to help government-aligned forces push IS from Sir

  • 05:29 Over 50 Children And 7 Women Freed From ISIL Captivity

    Over 50 Children And 7 Women Freed From ISIL Captivity

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    In earlier signs that Sirte could be rid of ISIL, over 50 children and seven women were freed from the Islamist group’s captivity, over the weekend. Forces led by brigades from Misrata and backed by U.S. air strikes took control of Sirte's Ghiza Bahriya n

  • 05:11 Libyan Forces Claim Control Of Former ISIL Stronghold

    Libyan Forces Claim Control Of Former ISIL Stronghold

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    After months of fighting, Libyan forces say they've seized the port city of Sirte from ISIL. The last remaining fighters reportedly surrendered and fled their former stronghold on Monday. CCTV's Clementine Logan has more

  • 01:17 Pro-Libyan Government Forces Still Face Resistance From ISIL Militants

    Pro-Libyan Government Forces Still Face Resistance From ISIL Militants

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    Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord are reportedly closing in on the last group of ISIL fighters in the coastal city of Sirte. They have managed to drive the militants out of a fortified school in a district ISIL has fiercely defended fo

  • 02:09 Libyan National Army Claims It Controls 70% Of The Country

    Libyan National Army Claims It Controls 70% Of The Country

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    The Libyan National Army claims it's in control of up to 70-percent of the country. The revelation came as the LNA spokesperson visited Cairo this week. Ahmad Al Mesmari has been updating Egyptian officials on the situation in his country. Egypt is one of

  • 02:15 Joy As University Students Graduate In Libya In Spite Of Damaged Facilities

    Joy As University Students Graduate In Libya In Spite Of Damaged Facilities

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    A section of students of Benghazi University in Libya have graduated. The university was left in ruins, during clashes in 2014 between members of the Libyan National Army and Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries. Here's more on that story.

  • 01:10 ISIL's Territory In Sirte Reduced To Size Of A Football Field

    ISIL's Territory In Sirte Reduced To Size Of A Football Field

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    In Libya, ISIL's territory in the port city of Sirte has been reduced to an area the size of a football field. That's according to the United States' envoy, Brett McGurk. He's optimistic about the operation, saying coalition forces won't stop until Libya

  • 00:43 239 Migrants Perish Off The Libyan Coast

    239 Migrants Perish Off The Libyan Coast

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    At least 239 migrants have died in two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast. Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said the information was confirmed by two survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa. No bodies have s

  • 01:04 Four Bodies Recovered As Hundreds Reportedly Drown Off Libya's Coast

    Four Bodies Recovered As Hundreds Reportedly Drown Off Libya's Coast

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    Rescue workers on Thursday recovered four migrant bodies from the Mediterranean Sea in Tripoli's Janzour city. This brings the total number of recovered bodies since Sunday to 21. The migrants were sailing on a boat which authorities believed had capsized

  • 00:55 Battle For The LIbyan City Drags On Amid Fierce Resistance

    Battle For The LIbyan City Drags On Amid Fierce Resistance

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    The fight to clear out ISIL militants from the city of Sirte is intensifying. This week, forces loyal to the Libyan government advanced once more on the last remaining hideouts of ISIL in the city. Leslie Mirungu with more.

  • 01:44 Over 300 Migrants Hoping To Reach Italy Rescued At Sea

    Over 300 Migrants Hoping To Reach Italy Rescued At Sea

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    At least 340 migrants and refugees have been rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The migrants and refugee include women and children who left the Libyan coast in hope of getting to Italy. Some of them came from as far as Pakistan. Accordi

  • 01:08 Pro-government Forces Closer To Retaking Libyan City From ISIL

    Pro-government Forces Closer To Retaking Libyan City From ISIL

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    Libyan pro-government forces have advanced into another area in the coastal city of Sirte, in their battle to liberate it from ISIL militants. On Thursday, they advanced into Sirte's neighborhood 650, reclaiming several buildings from the militants' contr

  • 01:48 Former Diplomat Hints At Possibility Of Egypt’s Intervention In Libya

    Former Diplomat Hints At Possibility Of Egypt’s Intervention In Libya

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    A former diplomat has warned that Egypt could intervene militarily in Libya to safeguard its own national security and stability. Egypt's former assistant foreign minister for Arab Affairs, Ahmed Al-Quesni, says deploying troops to Libya would send a mess

  • 01:55 Civilians Bear The Brunt Of Conflict, Bitter Power Struggles In Libya

    Civilians Bear The Brunt Of Conflict, Bitter Power Struggles In Libya

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    Libya has been torn apart by conflict and political power struggles since 2011 -- and civilians have borne the brunt. The oil-rich nation once had the highest standard of living in Africa. But now it can't afford to feed or take care of its people. And, a

  • 00:53 Libyan Forces Advance On Final ISIL Strongholds In Coastal City

    Libyan Forces Advance On Final ISIL Strongholds In Coastal City

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    An offensive on the ISIL stronghold of Sirte, Libya on Sunday has left dozens of fighters killed. At least 34 soldiers are dead and more than 180 wounded. Leslie Mirungu has more on that story.

  • 03:51 Libyan Forces In Final Push To Oust ISIL From City

    Libyan Forces In Final Push To Oust ISIL From City

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    Forces loyal to Libya's government are close to liberating Sirte city from ISIL fighters. The militants are holed up in two tiny areas in the centre of the city. But the battles have been fierce. 18 pro-government fighters have been killed in the latest c

  • 01:28 Libyan Forces Continue Push To Oust ISIL From Sirte

    Libyan Forces Continue Push To Oust ISIL From Sirte

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    Forces loyal to Libya's unity government are in a final push against ISIL militants in the city of Sirte. The Libyan troops have been making a series of discoveries in the city. That includes a hoard of stolen jewellery, suitcases stuffed with cash, and a

  • 06:05 Libyan Forces Make Further Advances Against ISIL

    Libyan Forces Make Further Advances Against ISIL

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    After significant success in their push to liberate Sirte last week, Libyan forces have continued their onslaught against ISIL. They've seized the city's main mosque and a jail previously run by the militants. Susan Mwongeli reports.

  • 00:35 Dozens Of Migrants Rescued Off The Coast Of Libya

    Dozens Of Migrants Rescued Off The Coast Of Libya

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    Bodies of five people have been recovered off the coast of Libya. Well over 500 people have been rescued. The migrants are refugees are mostly from Syria and Bangladesh. They had been travelling in two large rubber dinghies and nine other smaller boats. T

  • 01:17 U.S. Air Strikes Continue Against ISIL Bases In Libya

    U.S. Air Strikes Continue Against ISIL Bases In Libya

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    American forces are continuing to launch airstrikes on ISIL positions in the Libya city of Sirte. The strikes are in support of a military campaign by Libya's Government of National Accord to re-take the militant stronghold.

  • 05:14 Libyan Forces Claim Capture Of District In Sirte From ISIL

    Libyan Forces Claim Capture Of District In Sirte From ISIL

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    Libyan forces say they have taken control of one of the last districts in central Sirte occupied by Islamic State fighters. After the Forces secured key sites south of central Sirte last week, fighting moved into neighbourhood Number 2, which the brigades

  • 00:46 Libyan Troops Cite Further Advances Against ISIL In Key City

    Libyan Troops Cite Further Advances Against ISIL In Key City

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    Libyan forces say they've made further advances into Sirte, as part of efforts to recapture the city from ISIL militants. After a lull in fighting last week, government-backed troops have launched a fresh assault, pounding ISIL targets with artillery shel

  • 01:58 Libya’s Medical Sector Crumbles Due To Political And Economic Instability

    Libya’s Medical Sector Crumbles Due To Political And Economic Instability

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    As the new Libyan government struggles to keep the country's economy afloat, and the warring parties at bay, one sector has been literally falling apart - Libya's health system. Many hospitals have been forced to shut down entire departments. With medicin

  • 03:51 More Than 100 Bodies Wash Up On Beaches In Libya

    More Than 100 Bodies Wash Up On Beaches In Libya

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    The bodies of more than 100 people who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea were found washed up on beaches near the Libyan city of Zuwarah. At least 117 bodies were discovered near the western city. The expected death toll is, however, expected

  • 02:59 Libya's Unity Government Forces Trying To Retake Sirte

    Libya's Unity Government Forces Trying To Retake Sirte

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    Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have been pushing against ISIL militants outside the city of Sirte. Armed forces have for days now been trying to retake the city. And Libya says it's forces are making progress. That's despite a report by the Unit