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Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

17 Jan 2020

BERLIN/TRIPOLI Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said. | Video

Libya ceasefire call brings lull in heavy fighting

12 Jan 2020

TRIPOLI A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes on Sunday, though both warring factions accused each other of violating the truce as skirmishes continued around the capital Tripoli.

Libya's NOC may evacuate Zawiya refinery due to fighting nearby

28 Dec 2019

TRIPOLI Libyan state oil firm NOC is considering the closure of its western Zawiya port and evacuating staff from the refinery located there due to clashes nearby, a statement said on Saturday.

UPDATE 7-Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request - Erdogan

26 Dec 2019

* Libyan minister says to request support if situation escalates

Flights resume at Libya's Mitiga airport in Tripoli

12 Dec 2019

TRIPOLI Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.

Flights resume at Libya's Mitiga airport in Tripoli

12 Dec 2019

TRIPOLI, Dec 12 Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.

Air strike hits biscuit factory in Libyan capital, killing 10

18 Nov 2019

TRIPOLI/CAIRO At least ten workers were killed and 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory in Libya on Monday in what a senior U.N official said was a possible war crime.

Property prices soar in Libya's capital as displaced seek housing

13 Nov 2019

TRIPOLI Since fleeing his southern Tripoli home seven months ago with his pregnant wife and daughter, Moataz Saleh al-Fagih has been staying for free in an apartment provided by his employer.

Migrants released amid fighting in Libyan capital seek refuge with U.N.

29 Oct 2019

TRIPOLI Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said.

Libya reopens Tripoli's Mitiga airport after two months of closure

29 Oct 2019

TRIPOLI Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday reopened Mitiga, Tripoli's only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, and flights will resume within two weeks, the transportation minister said.

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