Libya

Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

TRIPOLI - Heavy shelling resumed on Thursday in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

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Greece sends ships to Libya evacuate embassy, foreign nationals 11:53am BST

ATHENS - Greece is sending a frigate and two other vessels to Libya to evacuate workers at its embassy in Tripoli as well as a few hundred Chinese and European nationals, government officials said on Thursday.

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Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi 3:57am BST

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. | Video

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta 3:57am BST

VALLETTA Malta - China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday.

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Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi 30 Jul 2014

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

China evacuates hundreds of workers in Libya to Malta 30 Jul 2014

VALLETTA Malta - China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday.

At least 75 bodies found in Libya's Benghazi after clashes 30 Jul 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 75 bodies, mostly soldiers, have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base, the Libyan Red Crescent and medical sources said.

France says evacuating nationals in Libya 30 Jul 2014

PARIS - France temporarily closed its embassy in Libya on Wednesday and is evacuating its nationals there due to the worsening security situation, the French Foreign Ministry said.

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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens 29 Jul 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

Libya says its oilfields are safe from the fighting 29 Jul 2014

TRIPOLI - Libya is pumping crude oil at around 500,000 barrels per day and all its oilfields are secure despite continued violence, an official from the Libyan Oil Ministry said on Tuesday.