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Suicide bombers attack Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli

Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said. The three attackers began their assault with a car bomb,...

Local militia forces Libya to shutdown biggest oilfield

Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) on Monday declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oilfield, which was seized at the weekend by a local militia group.NOC said the shutdown...

Libyans protest U.S. air strike in southern Libya

Dozens of Libyans protested on Tuesday against a U.S. air strike on suspected al Qaeda militants in the country’s southwestern desert, saying civilians had been targeted, witnesses said. The U.S. Africa Command (Africom)...

Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off cargo ship

Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, rights groups and a coast guard commander...

Rescued Europe bound migrants refuse to leave ship in Libya

Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port. Some told journalists they would rather die than...

Italy hosted Libya talks highlights deep divisions

Italy's Libya talks this week laid bare deep divisions between the key power brokers, threatening attempts to resolve the country's ongoing crisis, analysts say.Two days of meetings in the Sicilian capital Palermo...

Italy hosts Libyan leaders in push for new U.N. peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilize the troubled North African country after a initiative to hold elections next month failed. 

Libya’s Khalifa Haftar arrives Rome, ahead of crisis talks

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army dominates the country's east, was in Rome Monday for talks ahead of next month's Sicily conference on the conflict-hit North African nation.Italy is...

Tribe of slain Libya rebel chief protest appointment of key suspect as minister

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.A spokesman for...

Libya reopens runway at Wafa oilfield after protest ends

Libyan state oil firm NOC has reopened the airfield at the southwestern Wafa oilfield after state guards ended a blockade, it said.“NOC is thankful that those blockading the site stood-down following...
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