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U.N. calls for support for Libya government, upholding of ban on arms

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GENEVA The top United Nations official in Libya called on Tuesday for countries to support the fledgling national unity government of the North African country and do more to halt banned arms shipments there.

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Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country 26 Sep 2016

NEW YORK Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country 25 Sep 2016

NEW YORK Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Canada confirms citizen kidnapped in Libya, seeks more information 25 Sep 2016

TORONTO Canada confirmed on Sunday it has become aware of a citizen taken hostage in Libya and is "diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information."

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Hungary PM says Europe should process refugees in Libya 24 Sep 2016

VIENNA The European Union should set up a "giant refugee city" on the Libyan coast and process asylum claims there from refugees arriving from other African countries, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.

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Libyan forces say foil Islamic State car bombings in Sirte 22 Sep 2016

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Thursday.

U.N.-backed Libyan leader open to talks with eastern rival 22 Sep 2016

NEW YORK The prime minister of Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday he was open to talks with an eastern Libyan commander despite his self-styled army's offensive on oil facilities that threatens to plunge the country backwards.

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Libya exports first oil cargo from Ras Lanuf since 2014 21 Sep 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya An oil tanker left the Libyan port of Ras Lanuf for Italy early on Wednesday with the first crude export cargo from the terminal since at least late 2014, boosting hopes of reviving Libya's oil output.

Syria will not become another Libya or Iraq, says Syria U.N. envoy 21 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS The Syrian government is ready to resume peace talks without preconditions and the country "will not become another Libya or Iraq," Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar al-Ja'afari told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Air strike kills civilians in central Libya -doctor, eyewitness 21 Sep 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya At least nine civilians including women and children were killed in an air strike near an oasis town in central Libya on Tuesday, a hospital doctor and local officials said.