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Egyptian air force says strikes arms convoy at Libya border

CAIRO The Egyptian military said on Monday its air force hit eight four-wheel-drive vehicles carrying arms and explosives at Egypt's western border with Libya, killing the militants on board.

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Save the Children suspends migrant rescues in Mediterranean 23 Oct 2017

ROME International humanitarian group Save the Children said on Monday it had suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea as departures from Libya slow and security conditions worsen.

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U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date 21 Oct 2017

TUNIS Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilising the country and paving the way for elections.

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EU leaders seek greater reductions in Africa immigration 19 Oct 2017

BRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to provide "stronger support" to Italy for its work in Libya and replenish their Africa fund to further curb immigration to Europe.

Italy breaks up Libyan fuel smuggling ring involving mafia 18 Oct 2017

ROME Sicilian police on Wednesday sought the arrest of nine people, including a suspected mobster, for running a Libyan fuel-smuggling ring in which at least 30 million euros (26.55 million pounds) of diesel was sold in gas stations in Italy and Europe.

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Gaddafi son in good health, following politics - family lawyer 17 Oct 2017

TUNIS Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the former Libyan leader, is in good health and is following the political situation in Libya from his base inside the country, a Gaddafi family lawyer said on Tuesday.

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport 17 Oct 2017

TRIPOLI The Libyan capital's Mitiga airport was evacuated on Tuesday and civilian flights were repeatedly suspended as rival armed groups clashed nearby, officials said.

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'Disastrous' conditions for migrants displaced by Libya clashes, official says 12 Oct 2017

GHARYAN, Libya Thousands of migrants displaced by fighting on Libya's northwestern coast are in urgent need of medical help, the head of a detention centre in the town of Gharyan said on Thursday, describing their situation as "tragic".

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Rights group questions Italy's work with Libya stopping migrants 11 Oct 2017

ROME Europe's top human rights organisation asked Italy for more information on its work intercepting migrants at sea, warning that any moves to return them to Libya would break international treaties.

CIA official tells jury about day 'all hell broke loose' in Benghazi 10 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON A CIA operative told a jury on Tuesday about the terror he experienced in 2012 when militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and described how he recovered the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.