The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The other large city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.
Libya has been inhabited by Berbers since the late Bronze Age. The Phoenicians established trading posts in western Libya, and Ancient Greek colonists established city-states in eastern Libya. Libya was variously ruled by Persians, Egyptians and Greeks before becoming a part of the Roman Empire. Libya was an early center of Christianity. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the area of Libya was mostly occupied by the Vandals until the 7th century, when invasions brought Islam and Arab colonization. In the sixteenth century, the Spanish Empire and the Knights of St John occupied Tripoli, until Ottoman rule began in 1551. Libya was involved in the Barbary Wars of the 18th and 19th centuries. Ottoman rule continued until the Italian occupation of Libya resulted in the temporary Italian Libya colony from 1911 to 1943. During the Second World War Libya was an important area of warfare in the North African Campaign. The Italian population then went into decline. Libya became an independent kingdom in 1951.
In Greek mythology, Libya, like Ethiopia or Scythia was one of the mythic outlands that encircled the familiar Greek world of the Hellenes and their "foreign" neighbors.
Personified as an individual, Libya was the daughter of Epaphus — King of Egypt and the son of Zeus and Io— and Memphis. Libya was ravished by the god Poseidon to whom she bore twin sons, Belus and Agenor. Some sources name a third son, named Lelex.
In Roman mythology, Libya was the daughter of Epaphus, King of Egypt, and his wife Cassiopeia. She married Neptune, a foreigner of much power whose real name is unknown. Libya and Neptune had a son called Busiris, who became a brutal tyrant of Upper Egypt.
The territory that she ruled, Ancient Libya, and the country of modern day Libya are named after her.
The Latin name Libya (from Greek Λιβύη, Libyē) referred to the region west of the Nile Valley, generally corresponding to modern Northwest Africa. Its people were ancestors of the modern Berber people. Berbers occupied the area for thousands of years before the beginning of human records in Ancient Egypt. Climate changes affected the locations of the settlements.
More narrowly, Libya could also refer to the country immediately west of Egypt, viz. Marmarica (Libya Inferior) and Cyrenaica (Libya Superior). The Libyan Sea or Mare Libycum was the part of the Mediterranean south of Crete, between Cyrene and Alexandria.
The meeting also covered opening a LibyanEmbassy in the capital Ankara and a Turkish Consulate in Benghazi, northeastern Libya, as well as enabling visa-free visits for Turkish nationals and signing a free trade pact between the two countries, said Olpak ... "Libya has an energy shortage.
Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan. Libya's new prime minister has revealed that he will be working towards offering visa-free travel to Turkish nationals following a two-day diplomatic visit to the country ... "I can invite all companies doing business in Libya.
Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...Libya will work to enable visa-free visits for Turkish nationals, the prime minister of Libya's Government of National Unity said in the Turkish capital ... 11, said a senior administration official ... .
Libya will work to enable visa-free visits for Turkish nationals, the prime minister of Libya's Government of National Unity said in the Turkish capital on Tuesday. "We will immediately start procedures for the complete abolition of visa (requirements) and begin the necessary ...
...Cairo in which she feared for her safety, and Porsia telling Ballerini that she was having difficulty securing a visa for Libya due, she believed, to her investigations of the notorious alleged human trafficker and Libyan coastguard commander Abd al-Rahman Milad, known as Bija.
During the press conference, Draghi said that the meeting dealt with Italy's contribution to the reconstruction efforts in Libya, explaining that "many important reassurances were given during the meeting." ...Crisis in Libya over of distribution of sovereign positions.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Italy’s prime minister on a visit Tuesday to the Libyan capital of Tripoli — his first trip abroad since taking office — lauded the North African country’s efforts to curb the flow of migrants to Europe... Italy was a supporter of the Libya’s previous U.N.-backed government that was also based in Tripoli.
The top Libyan diplomat called for accelerating the return of foreign embassies and missions in Libya, and facilitating the issuance of visas to Libyans. "Libya's stability positively impacts all neighboring countries, including Europe,” al-Mangoush said.
Since early 2019 HI is implementing a three-year project entitled ‘Action for Mental Health Assistance in Libya’ (AMAL) as part of wider initiatives to improve the access and quality of health care services in Libya ... Previous experience in the Middle East (and in Libya) would be a strong plus.
Many of them have been, or still are, the subject of criminal or ethics investigations. The list is a long one, and it continues to grow longer ... Then there was OPM official Neville Gafa, who was involved the infamous Libyan medical visas racket. It was recently reported that he travelled to Libya to try to silence the witnesses in the case ... .
Willingness to travel to and stay in Libya for extended periods Eligibility for visas to Libya and Tunisia Fluency in written and spoken English Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is preferred Travel between Tripoli and Tunis is to be expected depending on the security context, ...
Sitting slouched in a plastic chair on a cafe terrace facing the sea on a sunny December morning, AbdullahYahya described his time as a migrant in Libya... Abdullah is one of of migrants who have tried to cross conflict-stricken Libya ... No visa, nothing.” ... “First they want to go directly from Libya to Europe.
The metro area structural engineer and native of Libya said his dream of having his parents attend his 2018 Tulsa wedding were dashed due to the Trump administration's travel ban barring individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S ... They checked all the boxes for a tourist visa," Eltarhoni said.