Libya

U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the recognised government.

Volatile Libya resumes commercial flights to Europe 24 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - Commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe resumed after more than six months on Saturday with a Libyan carrier taking off to Germany, the airline said.

Gunmen kill policeman guarding U.N. building in Libya's capital 24 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - Gunmen opened fire on Libyan police guarding a U.N. building in the capital Tripoli, killing one officer, state media and the U.N. said on Saturday.

Leader of Libyan Islamists Ansar al-Sharia dies of wounds 23 Jan 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - The leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia has died of wounds suffered when fighting pro-government troops several months ago, his family and officials said on Friday.

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U.N. condemns attack on Libyan central bank, demands inquiry 22 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - The United Nations on Thursday condemned a reported attack on an office of Libya's central bank in the eastern city of Benghazi, calling for an inquiry into the incident that has complicated talks between the country's warring parties.

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Libyan rival parliament suspends U.N.-sponsored peace talks 22 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - A parliament set up in Libya to rival the elected assembly has suspended U.N.-sponsored peace talks because of what it called fresh violence from the country's recognised government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Libyan rival parliament suspends U.N.-sponsored peace talks 21 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - A parliament set up in Libya to rival the elected assembly has suspended U.N.-sponsored peace talks because of what it called fresh violence from the country's recognised government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Libya's official government to close embassies due to budget crisis 21 Jan 2015

TRIPOLI - Libya's internationally recognised government said it planned to close several embassies and reduce diplomatic staff to tackle a budget crisis due to the loss of oil revenues.

Lebanon charges 28 over cafe bombing - judicial source 20 Jan 2015

BEIRUT - Lebanon charged 28 people on Tuesday for involvement in a double suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Tripoli this month which killed at least nine people, a judicial source said.

New fighting breaks out near biggest Libyan oil port 19 Jan 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan armed factions accused each other on Monday of launching new attacks near the country's largest oil port, Es Sider.