Libya

Libya's parliament to open dialogue with members from opposing city

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TOBRUK Libya - Libya's elected parliament will hold its first talks on Monday with members from an opposing city linked to a rival assembly, lawmakers said, starting a badly needed dialogue as the oil-producing country teeters on the edge of collapse.

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Libya's parliament to open dialogue with members from opposing city 28 Sep 2014

TOBRUK Libya - Libya's elected parliament will hold its first talks on Monday with members from an opposing city linked to a rival assembly, lawmakers said, starting a badly needed dialogue as the oil-producing country teeters on the edge of collapse.

Libya - Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat 27 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Libya on Saturday asked the world either to give it more weapons and other support to help restore security and rebuild its institutions or to declare outright that the conflict-torn North African state "must face terrorism alone."

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States at U.N. say ready to help Libya combat Islamist militants 25 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - A group of mainly Western and Arab states expressed readiness on Thursday to help Libya's government combat a growing presence of Islamic militant groups in the North African country.

Warplane bombs non-oil port in Libya's Benghazi - witnesses 24 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - A warplane attacked the non-oil port in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Fighting, payment problems disrupt Libya's food imports 23 Sep 2014

TOBRUK/LONDON - Food prices have risen in Libya as payments problems, fighting and a breakdown in authority disrupt the usual import routes as the country spins out of control three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

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Libya's parliament approves new government 22 Sep 2014

TOBRUK/BENGHAZI - Libya's elected parliament approved on Monday a new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said.

Group of nations warns against outside interference in Libya 22 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - A group of 13 countries, the European Union and the United Nations on Monday called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire and political dialogue in Libya, rejecting any outside interference in the conflict-torn North African state.

Accidental blast at Libya army base kills 11 - source 22 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 11 people were killed by an accidental blast at a Libyan military base in the eastern city of Al Bayda, a security source said on Monday.

Fighting close to Libyan oilfield and refinery as rival 'oil minister' appears 21 Sep 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Soldiers and police have clashed in the last few days near Libya's biggest El Sharara oilfield in the south, while separate fighting erupted in the west not far from the Zawiya refinery, residents and medics said.