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Blacklisted oil tanker returns to Libya's Zawiya port

TRIPOLI A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of the Western-backed administration in Tripoli returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations, the state oil company said.

Italy merchant ship rescues 26 migrants off Libya, others feared missing 30 Apr 2016

ROME An Italian merchant ship rescued 26 migrants off the coast of Libya in rough seas and others were feared missing, the Coast Guard said on Saturday.


Britain sees no immediate threat from Islamic State bases in Libya 29 Apr 2016

HAVANA Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday he saw no immediate threat to Europe from Islamic State bases in Libya and did not expect the new Libyan government to ask for foreign troops anytime soon.


Libyan government urges factions to hold off attacking Islamic State in Sirte 29 Apr 2016

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed unity government called on Thursday on military factions to hold off from any campaign against the Islamic State-controlled city of Sirte until a unified military command structure is created.

Serbian engineer abducted in Libya freed, Serbian ministry says 27 Apr 2016

BELGRADE A Serbian engineer who was abducted by unidentified kidnappers in Libya has been freed, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Eastern Libya ships first oil cargo in defiance of Tripoli 27 Apr 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya A government based in eastern Libya has shipped its first cargo of crude in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya asks U.N. council to blacklist ship carrying eastern oil 26 Apr 2016

UNITED NATIONS Libya has asked the United Nations Security Council to blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker on its way to Malta carrying crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday.

U.S. says worried about Libyan oil purchases outside legal channels 26 Apr 2016

WASHINGTON The United States is concerned about Libyan oil purchases outside legitimate channels and said all sales must go through the Tripoli-based National Oil Corp, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

Serbian engineer abducted in Libya - foreign ministry 26 Apr 2016

BELGRADE A Serbian engineer has been kidnapped in a remote area of Libya near the Egyptian border, the Serbian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Libyan unity government extends control over Tripoli ministries 25 Apr 2016

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed unity government said on Monday it taken administrative control of seven ministries in Tripoli including the foreign ministry, as it pushes to extend its control over the capital.