Libya

Libya on verge of economic collapse, U.N. envoy warns

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BRUSSELS - Libya is on the verge of economic collapse as rival factions haggle over a political settlement, the United Nations special envoy said on Thursday.

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Libyan prime minister says survives assassination attempt 27 May 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, said on Tuesday he had survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.

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Libya's premier Thinni says he survived assassination attempt 26 May 2015

TRIPOLI - Libya's official premier Abdullah al-Thinni said he survived an assassination attempt after leaving a parliamentary session on Tuesday in the eastern city of Tobruk.

Failed migrants return home to Senegal after Libya ordeal 26 May 2015

DAKAR - Scores of Senegalese migrants returned home on Tuesday after they were detained by Libyan authorities and imprisoned for months when they tried to reach Europe illegally. | Video

Pay strikes halt flights at Libya's main airports 26 May 2015

TRIPOLI - Libya's three main airports cancelled flights on Tuesday morning because of strikes by ground staff complaining they have not been paid for two months, airport officials said.

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Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte 24 May 2015

SIRTE, Libya - Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said.

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Insight - Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help 24 May 2015

TRIPOLI - Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.

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Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi 23 May 2015

WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. | Video

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Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi 22 May 2015

WASHINGTON - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed.

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Suicide car bomber kills two near Libya's Misrata - state agency 21 May 2015

MISRATA, Libya - A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near Libya's western Misrata city on Thursday, killing two guards, state news agency LANA quoted a military source as saying.