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Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament to meet August 4 in Benghazi

Tripoli - A day late, the HIgher National Elections Commission(HNEC) of Libya has announced the official results of the second parliamentary elections since Qaddafi was ousted.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Many dead after militia clashes in Libya at Tripoli airport

Tripoli - The Libyan Health Ministry reported that 47 people had been killed in fighting between militias from Zintan which control the airport and rivals from Misrata for control of the international airport in the capital Tripoli.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

Benghazi - Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday."Most of the dead and injured are soldiers.
In the Media by AFP

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

Tripoli - Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Tripoli - Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault Sunday on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport despite truce

Tripoli - Fighting between powerful militias battling for control of Tripoli's airport broke out again on Friday, just hours after they had agreed a truce, an airport official and witnesses said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Libya may ask for international help as militias clash at airport

Tripoli - On Sunday July 13, the Zintan militia — which protects the international airport at Tripoli — came under attack by a rival militia from the city of Misrata.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Libya weighs international help after surge in violence

Tripoli - Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.
In the Media by AFP

Libya weighs international help after surge in violence

Tripoli - Libya's government said Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.
In the Media by AFP

UN evacuates as deadly clashes sever Libya air links

Tripoli - The United Nations announced Monday that it was evacuating its remaining staff from Libya, after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport and severed air links with the outside world.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Flights cancelled as rival militias fight for Tripoli airport

Tripoli - Rival militias are battling with anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenades near the airport at Tripoli the Libyan capital.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Libya's main airport closed as rival militias clash

Tripoli - Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing it down, as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

U.S. warns of 'widespread conflict' in Libya

Tripoli - The United States warned Saturday that the conflict in Libya could become "widespread," urging that a new parliament be quickly seated after contested elections.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Libyan government moving to Benghazi from Tripoli

Benghazi - In a bizarre move, Libyan authorities are planning to move the General National Council, the parliament, from its present site in the capital Tripoli to Benghazi, even though that city is beset by security problems.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Results of Libyan elections to be published July 20

Tripoli - Emad Sayeh, head of the Libyan High National Election commission, promised to announce results of elections for the GNC or parliament on July 20th a week later than announced earlier.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Two main Libyan oil ports ready to export oil again

Benghazi - The Libyan government said that it lifted force majeure on two oil ports — Es Sider and Ras Lanuf — clearing the way for exports after a blockade lasting nearly a year.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Low turnout and violence mar Libyan parliamentary elections

Tripoli - There was a low turnout for the LIbyan parliamentary elections today, with only 630,000 people voting, less than half of those eligible. Over 1.5 million voters were registered to vote, far less than the 2.8 million in 2012,
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Count under way in Libya vote clouded by deadly attacks

Tripoli - Vote counting was underway Thursday after a Libyan general election marred by the murder of a leading women's rights activist and poor turnout yet applauded by Barack Obama as a democratic milestone.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Deadly attack, low turnout mar Libya election

Tripoli - A deadly attack on troops and low turnout Wednesday marred Libya's general election on which hopes were pinned of ending three years of turmoil since dictator Moamer Kadhafi's ouster.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)
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