Libya

Libyan army says recaptures four barracks in Benghazi

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BENGHAZI - Libya's army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a commander said on Friday, after two weeks of heavy fighting which has killed at least 210 people.

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Former Gaddafi spokesman expelled from Egypt - state newspaper 31 Oct 2014

CAIRO - The former spokesman for deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been expelled from Egypt, a state newspaper said on Friday, though the spokesman disputed the report.

Libyan oil ports and fields are safe, under government control - interior minister says 31 Oct 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan oil ports and fields are safe and under government control, the country's interior minister said on Friday after visiting the eastern Brega port.

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Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes - Amnesty 30 Oct 2014

CAIRO - Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country.

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Libyan PM says ready for talks with parallel government rivals 29 Oct 2014

KHARTOUM - Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Wednesday he was ready for peace talks with rivals controlling the capital Tripoli and questioning his legitimacy if all sides made concessions.

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Libya near 'point of no return', U.N. says as fighting toll rises 28 Oct 2014

TRIPOLI - Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the U.N. special envoy to the country said on Tuesday with efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue showing no result.

Libya now has two state news agencies as disorder deepens 27 Oct 2014

TUNIS - Libya's internationally recognised government said on Monday it would launch a new state news agency to replace the one seized by armed factions that have set up a parallel government.

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Guns fall silent in Lebanon's Tripoli as army moves in 27 Oct 2014

TRIPOLI Lebanon - The Lebanese army took the last position held by Islamist militants in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday, ending two days of battles that marked some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from the Syrian civil war next door.

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More heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi, death toll rises to 130 26 Oct 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya's army and Islamist militias apparently trying retake one of their largest camps in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said.

Lebanon army clashes with gunmen, kills two in Tripoli - sources 24 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - Lebanon's army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.