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As Tripoli violence rises, France wants sanctions on militias

NEW York France said on Monday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to implement sanctions on militias involved in month-long clashes between rival factions in Libya's capital Tripoli, which has undermined U.N. efforts to hold elections by year-end.

Libya’s coast guard rescues 235 migrants off western coast 24 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said.

Panama revokes registration of last migrant rescue ship in central Med 24 Sep 2018

MILAN The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under. | Video

Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 injured - health ministry 23 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI At least 115 people have been killed and 383 injured in month-long clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya’s health ministry said on Sunday.


Travellers wait as fighting shuts runways in Libya 21 Sep 2018

MISRATA, Libya The queue snakes out of the departures hall and deep into the carpark at Libya's small Misrata airport - the main remaining gateway in and out of the country since fighting shut down the last runways in the capital Tripoli.

Militia fighting in Tripoli knocks out power in parts of Libya 18 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI Power has gone off in western and southern Libya including the capital Tripoli after renewed fighting between rival groups knocked out most power stations, the state electricity firm said.

Chad army kills two civilians near Libyan border - sources 15 Sep 2018

N'DJAMENA Chadian army helicopters killed two civilians in bombing runs over a gold mining town along the Libyan border, where government forces have clashed with a fledgling rebel movement, a family member of the victims and an intelligence official said.


Libya's divisions 14 Sep 2018

CAIRO Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilise a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.


France pushes year-end vote for Libya despite doubts in Italy, Tripoli 13 Sep 2018

PARIS France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year on Thursday, a day after Italy and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli sowed doubts on the electoral calendar, citing a worsening security situation.


NOC says Libyan oil output normal despite attack on its headquarters 12 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's state oil firm NOC said on Wednesday that it continued to manage its operations normally throughout the country, without loss of production, after a shooting attack on its Tripoli headquarters.