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Libyan gunmen halt water pipeline to besieged Tripoli

4:30pm BST

TRIPOLI Gunmen have cut off the main water pipeline to Libya's besieged capital Tripoli, spelling more misery for residents already reeling from weeks of fighting.

Tripoli urges Trump to stop Haftar's backers meddling in Libya

10 May 2019

TRIPOLI Libya's internationally recognised government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an "aspiring military dictator" on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his month-long offensive on the capital Tripoli.

Tripoli urges Trump to stop Haftar's backers meddling in Libya

10 May 2019

TRIPOLI, May 10 Libya's internationally recognised government denounced its foe Khalifa Haftar as an "aspiring military dictator" on Friday and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for his month-long offensive on the capital Tripoli.

Tripoli government threatens to suspend foreign firms to pressure Europe

09 May 2019

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's internationally recognised government asked 40 foreign firms including French oil major Total to renew their licences or have their operations suspended, pressuring Europe to stop an eastern military offensive against Tripoli.

France seeks Libya ceasefire, migrant centre struck

08 May 2019

TRIPOLI/PARIS France's President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention centre overnight.

Libyan PM meets Macron, shell hits migrant centre

08 May 2019

TRIPOLI, May 8 Libya's internationally-recognised prime minister met French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday after an air strike hit a migrant detention centre overnight even as the month-long battle for Tripoli slowed during Ramadan.

Nine soldiers killed in south Libya attack on Haftar camp - hospital

04 May 2019

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI Nine soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a training camp belonging to the eastern Libyan forces of Khalifa Haftar, hospital authorities said.

As assault grinds on, Tripoli lawmakers reject offensive by UAE ally

02 May 2019

TRIPOLI Lawmakers loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government on Thursday denounced an attack on Tripoli by an ally of the United Arab Emirates and defended their record in fighting terrorism, after the Gulf state said "extremist militias" ruled the capital.

Libya coast guard detains 113 migrants during lull in fighting

01 May 2019

TRIPOLI The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures resume following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Libya.

Guards repel assault on Libya's biggest oilfield as Tripoli battle rages

30 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libya's largest oilfield on Monday, but was repelled after clashes with its protection force, while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftar's effort to capture the capital Tripoli.

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