Libya

Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

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BENGHAZI Libya - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

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Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips 22 Jul 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

Suicide bomb kills at least four at army base in Benghazi - security source 22 Jul 2014

TRIPOLI - At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said.

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Libya oil output slips, fresh fighting in Tripoli 22 Jul 2014

TRIPOLI - Libyan oil production has fallen, turning back a hard-won increase since April in revenue for the government facing increased fighting around the airport in the capital and in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Italy arrests five for mass murder during boat crossing 22 Jul 2014

ROME - Italian police arrested five men on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering and throwing overboard dozens of migrants crossing from Libya. Another three were charged with smuggling the migrants.

Seven killed in clashes between army and militants in Libya's Benghazi 21 Jul 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence.

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Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling on British torture case 21 Jul 2014

LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya appealed on Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British government.

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Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling on British torture case 21 Jul 2014

LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya will try this week to overturn a ruling blocking legal action against the British government.

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Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport, at least four dead 20 Jul 2014

TRIPOLI - Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said.

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian military border guards near Libya 19 Jul 2014

CAIRO - Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturday, highlighting a growing threat from an area that security officials say has become a haven for militants seeking to topple the Cairo government.