Libya

Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

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CAIRO - Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital.

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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli 2:11am BST

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli 31 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy 31 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi city; airport hit 30 Aug 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources said.

Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck 30 Aug 2014

TUNIS - The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said.

France says Libya needs 'exceptional' U.N. support 28 Aug 2014

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the United Nations to organise "exceptional" support for Libyan authorities to restore order there because there was a risk the country could fall into chaos.

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Libya warns United Nations of possible slide into civil war 27 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.

Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers 27 Aug 2014

DUBAI - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

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Pentagon says Egypt, UAE responsible for Libya strikes 27 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military believes the governments of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for a recent series of airstrikes on Islamist factions within Libya, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.