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Op-Ed: Haftar forces seize Libya central bank branch in Benghazi

Benghazi - The UN yesterday condemned an attack on the office of the Libyan Central Bank in the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. The attack appears to have been carried out by forces loyal to CIA-linked general Khalifa Haftar.

Op-Ed: Internationally-recognized Libyan government agrees to cease fire

Tripoli - The internationally-recognized Tobruk government announced a ceasefire as of midnight Sunday. The rival faction Libya Dawn associated with the Tripoli government had announced a truce two days before.

Libya army declares ceasefire after UN talks

Benghazi - Libya's army announced a ceasefire Sunday, joining an Islamist-backed militia alliance in declaring a truce that the UN hailed as a "significant" step towards ending months of violence.

Op-Ed: Libyan peace talks in Geneva reach agreements

Geneva - Fajr Libya or Libya Dawn a militia group associated with the rival Tripoli government announced a ceasefire between militia allied with them and those of Khalifa Haftar and the internationally-recognized Tobruk government.

IS group claims bomb attack on Algerian embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Assailants lobbed explosives at Algeria's embassy in the Libyan capital Saturday, wounding three people, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Militias announce Libya truce after Geneva accord

Tripoli - An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions.

Violence in Libya since Kadhafi overthrow

Tripoli - Key events during the turmoil since Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in October 2011.The country is currently run by rival parliaments and governments -- one close to Islamist-led groups and the other backed by the international community.

Libya factions agree to UN-sponsored peace talks

Tripoli - The UN envoy to Libya, Bernadino Leon, held talks with both the two rival governments in the country and the two main military groups, Libyan Dawn and General Khalifa Haftar, the latter associated with the Tobruk, internationally recognized government.

Op-Ed: More warnings about 'terrorist threat' in Libya

Tripoli - There are new warnings about the threat of radical Islamist groups in Libya and also calls for foreign intervention. Several groups in Libya have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Libyan government planes bomb own oil company's tanker

Tripoli - The Libyan Air Force bombed an oil tanker operated by Greece but leased by the Libyan National Oil Company(NOC) killing two members of the crew.

Thirteen Coptic Christians kidnapped in Libya

Tripoli - Altogether, at least 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya have been kidnapped within the last few days with 13 of the Egyptians working in Libya being taken by masked gunmen on Saturday in the city of Sirte.

Deadly Libya strike on tanker draws Greek condemnation

Darnah - Libya's internationally recognised government said Monday that its aircraft bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna, killing two crewmen and drawing condemnation from Greece.

Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: govt source

Benghazi - Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said.

Op-Ed: Oil fires in Libya's largest oil port being contained

Tripoli - There have been fires at Es Sider the main oil export terminal for a week now. The fires have reportedly destroyed four days of Libya's oil production.

Suicide bomber targets Libyan parliament

Benghazi - A suicide bomber blew up a car outside the headquarters of Libya's internationally recognised parliament Tuesday, wounding three lawmakers, a legislator said.

Op-Ed: Anti-government militia attack sets Libyan oil tanks afire

Tripoli - According to Mohamed Elharari, a spokesperson for the National Oil Co., five oil tanks are now on fire at Es Sider port, the largest oil terminal in Libya.

First air strikes hit Libya's militia-held Misrata

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government carried out their first air strikes Sunday against militia-held third city Misrata, a spokesman said.

Car bomb hits diplomatic security building in Libyan capital

Tripoli - A car bomb exploded Saturday outside the diplomatic security building in Tripoli but caused no casualties, a Libyan official said, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility.

Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead, says hospital

Benghazi - An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said Friday.

Op-Ed: UN sets new Libya peace talks January 6

Tripoli - Peace talks held under UN auspices in September in Ghadames made virtually no progress. There are now two rival governments supported by rival military forces. The new talks are scheduled for January 6.
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