Libya

Nine killed, 30 wounded in new clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medic

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BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said.

Former Libyan general claims new air strike in western Libya 15 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar claimed an air strike on an armed group near Tripoli on Monday, a senior commander said, in what would be the first air strikes in western Libya for three weeks.

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Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli 15 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group, accusing a second country of interfering in the lawless oil producer.

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy 14 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

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Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December 11 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya hopes to hold a referendum on a new constitution in December, a committee said on Thursday, undeterred by a descent into chaos and violence that has forced the elected parliament to move hundreds of miles from the capital.

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Islamists kidnap 25 Libyan soldiers, army says; PM seeks support 10 Sep 2014

ABU DHABI - Islamists militants in Libya have probably kidnapped up to 25 soldiers and killed five others in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander said on Wednesday, as the prime minister travelled to the United Arab Emirates to seek support for his embattled government.

Islamists in Libya's Benghazi probably kidnapped 25 missing soldiers - commander 10 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Islamists militants in Libya have probably kidnapped up to 25 soldiers who are missing in the eastern city of Benghazi and killed five others, an army commander said on Wednesday, as the two sides battled over control of the airport.

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EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says 09 Sep 2014

MILAN - The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday.

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Battle for Benghazi could break up Libya 09 Sep 2014

CAIRO - Pro-government Libyan forces, already reeling from the fall of the capital, are fighting to prevent Islamist militants from seizing the eastern city of Benghazi and splitting the North African country into three warring parts.

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U.N. envoy visits Libya to back elected parliament 08 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - A U.N. special envoy visited Libya's elected parliament in the eastern town of Tobruk on Monday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups that seized the capital, Tripoli, last month.