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Militia fighting in Tripoli knocks out power in parts of Libya

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Libya closes Tripoli airport again after rocket fire 12 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI Libya closed the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli after rockets were fired in its direction, the airport said on Wednesday, only five days after flights had resumed following a previous shutdown forced by fighting among rival armed groups.

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Libya's PM says conditions for elections not yet ripe - paper 12 Sep 2018

ROME Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections, Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying on Wednesday, casting doubts on a French-led push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country.

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli, ISIS claims attack on oil company 12 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya's capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli.

Flight from Egypt to Tripoli diverts to Misrata 12 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI A Libyan commercial flight from Egypt bound for Tripoli had to divert to the western Libyan city of Misrata, the airport said on Wednesday.

Over 100 died in boat wreck off Libya September 1-2 - MSF 10 Sep 2018

TRIPOLI More than 100 migrants died in early September when their crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying.