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Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital

Tripoli - The Libyan capital's only working airport has come under rocket fire just days after reopening following a UN-backed ceasefire between rival armed groups vying for influence in the oil-rich country.

Two dead in suspected IS suicide bomb attack on Libya oil company

Tripoli - Suicide bombers suspected of being from the Islamic State group stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company on Monday and killed at least two people, officials said.

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack

Tripoli - Armed men on Monday stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company in Tripoli where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source said.

Op-Ed: Dictators using Facebook against citizens? You don’t say?

Sydney - The dribbling madness of U.S. politics isn’t the only thing that happens on social media. Social media sufferers may not be too surprised that some governments and various other official criminals are using Facebook to kill their own people.

UN brokers ceasefire to end deadly clashes in Libya capital

Tripoli - The UN mission in Libya said it brokered a ceasefire on Tuesday to end a week of clashes in the capital Tripoli that have killed dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes.

Fighting in Tripoli displaces thousands: UN-backed govt

Tripoli - Fighting in and around the Libyan capital has displaced thousands of people, the government said Tuesday as the UN prepared to host talks seeking to halt the violence.

Hundreds escape prison near Libya's Tripoli: police

Tripoli - Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, the police said.

Libya re-opens main border post with Tunisia

Tripoli - Libya has reopened its main border post with Tunisia after closing it for more than six weeks amid tensions over smuggling, Tripoli's interior ministry said on Saturday. The border at Ras Jedir was re-opened to "facilitate...

Rockets pummel Libya's Tripoli as rival militias clash

Tripoli - Rockets rained on several parts of the Libyan capital Saturday despite a truce to end fighting between rival militias, with one projectile hitting a popular hotel and wounding three people, rescuers and medics said.

Migrants caught in Libya capital clashes evacuated: UNHCR

Tripoli - Hundreds of migrants held in a detention centre south of the Libyan capital were evacuated this week amid fierce clashes between armed groups, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday.

27 dead after days of clashes near Libya capital: ministry

Tripoli - At least 27 people have been killed and 100 wounded in several days of fighting between rival militias near the Libyan capital, the health ministry said Thursday.

Deadly clashes in Libya show challenges of holding polls

Tripoli - Deadly clashes in Libya's capital this week underscore the huge challenges of holding planned elections later this year in the chaos-hit North African country, analysts say.

IS claims deadly Libya checkpoint attack

Tripoli - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a deadly attack earlier this week on a checkpoint in western Libya, as Libyan authorities announced the arrest of the suspected perpetrators.

Libya refuses to take migrants rejected by Italy

Tripoli - Libya has refused to take in a group of 177 migrants stranded on an Italian coastguard boat off a Sicilian port after Rome insisted they would not be allowed to disembark.

Checkpoint attack kills four Libyan soldiers: mayor

Tripoli - An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten killed four soldiers of the UN-backed unity government on Thursday, the town's mayor said."The attack was carried out with grenades and light weapons at 7:45 AM (0545 GMT).

'Blast fishing' thrives in Libya's chaos

Tripoli - Residents of Tripoli's seafront wake up most weekends to loud blasts: fishermen using dynamite to maximise their catch, regardless of the damage they are causing to marine life.

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

Tripoli - A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the justice ministry said.

Children among eight migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

Tripoli - Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

Benghazi - A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said.

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

Tripoli - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani in Libya Monday called for a "blacklist" of people smugglers to be set up to help stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe.
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