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Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two

BENGHAZI, Libya Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna on Tuesday, as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and another was abducted from a checkpoint elsewhere in the east.


Former PM says Libya risks partition if it rushes to elections 22 May 2018

CAIRO Libya is too divided to hold elections and risks partition if it goes ahead with a vote without security guarantees and a national consensus on building a state, a former rebel prime minister said on Tuesday.

Russia delays U.N. sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders 21 May 2018

UNITED NATIONS Russia has delayed a western proposal for a U.N. Security Council committee to blacklist six accused leaders of human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks in Libya, asking for more information on the value and efficiency of the move.

Unemployed threaten Libya oilfields feeding Es Sider; production normal 20 May 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya A group of unemployed Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, the group said on Sunday.


Benghazi's displaced: a litmus test for Libya 17 May 2018

TRIPOLI With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.

Factbox - Could Libya's nuclear pledge be a template for North Korea? 16 May 2018

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has called for North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal in a deal that mirrors Libya's abandonment of its weapons of mass destruction in 2003.


Tears and joy as Egyptian Christians killed in Libya laid to rest 15 May 2018

AL-OUR, EGYPT Tears mixed with joy on Tuesday as the remains of 20 Christians were laid to rest in Egypt's Minya province more than three years after they were kidnapped and beheaded in Libya in an attack that provoked rare Egyptian air strikes.

Haftar's forces make push on opposition-held Libyan city of Derna 15 May 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya Forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar attacked opposition targets in the eastern city of Derna on Tuesday using aircraft and artillery, taking a wheat silo and villages on the outskirts, military officials said.


Bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya arrive in Egypt 14 May 2018

MISRATA, Libya/CAIRO The bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya by Islamic State in 2015 were flown back to Cairo on Monday, Egyptian state television reported.

Libya's Tripoli government to increase public spending in 2018 10 May 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government and the central bank in Tripoli have agreed on public spending of 42 billion Libyan dinars ($31 billion) for 2018, officials said on Thursday, up from 37 billion last year.