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Second boycotter says will rejoin Libya's U.N.-backed government

TRIPOLI A member of the leadership of Libya's U.N.-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said he will end his boycott of the Tripoli-based body.

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Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by Sept. 13 26 Aug 2016

A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators.

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Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of better life 25 Aug 2016

SYRACUSE, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without someone dying.

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Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament 24 Aug 2016

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration.

Libya's eastern parliament votes against U.N.-backed against in Tripoli 22 Aug 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya Opponents of Libya's U.N.-backed unity government dealt the beleaguered body a blow on Monday by voting to reject it in a rare session of the eastern-based parliament, though the government's supporters dismissed the move as unconstitutional.

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Libyan forces say they capture mosque, prison from Islamic State in Sirte 22 Aug 2016

TRIPOLI Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city's main mosque and a jail run by the militants' morality police. | Video

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Three Syrian children drown when boat sinks off Libyan coast 19 Aug 2016

ROME Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday.

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Libya's jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat 19 Aug 2016

SIRTE, Libya The grand ambitions scrawled on a wall near the Libyan city of Sirte's Mediterranean sea front look fanciful now: "Islamic State's naval port, the departure point for Rome, with God's permission."

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Islamic State suicide bombings hit Libyan forces in Sirte 19 Aug 2016

SIRTE, Libya Suicide bombings against Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold of Sirte killed at least 12 fighters and wounded about 60 there on Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. | Video

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Special report - Enslaved in Libya: One woman's extraordinary escape from Islamic State 18 Aug 2016

On the night of June 2, 2015, gunmen blocked a highway on Libya's northern coast and stopped a white truck speeding toward Tripoli, the capital. The men trained their assault rifles on the driver. Three climbed aboard to search the cargo.