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Op-Ed: Trouble for Libya unity government as east threatens to separate

Tobruk - In a statement following a meeting of mayors, members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and tribal and other leaders from Cyrenaica, the group reacted angrily to sanctioning of HoR president Ageela Saleh by the EU.

Some Libyan oil ports reopen after deal with rebels

Benghazi - After a deal brokered with rebels on April 6th two formerly blockaded ports have reopened for export. However, talks are still ongoing to reopen two other ports.

Libyan rebels clash with government troops in renewed violence

Tripoli - Clashes between Libyan rebels who are occupying three eastern ports and troops at the hometown of rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran, wounded at least 16 people. The eastern area of Libya, Cyrenaica, has declared itself autonomous.

Op-Ed: U.S. commandos take over tanker loaded with Libyan oil

Benghazi - U.S. Navy Seal commandos took over control of the North Korean-flagged Morning Glory off the coast of Cyprus. The tanker was loaded with oil from the eastern Libya port of Es Sider where it had been loaded by rebels who hold the port.

Libyan navy stops ships from loading oil at blockaded ports

Benghazi - The Libyan navy opened fire as a Maltese-flagged oil tanker approached the port of Es Sider in eastern Libya to illegally load crude oil.

Op-Ed: Leaders in eastern Libya declare 'autonomous regional government'

Benghazi - Leaders of provinces in eastern Libya have announced that they have formed an "autonomous regional government" that will operate alongside the central government located in Tripoli.

In Libya southwestern area of Fezzan declares autonomy

Sabha - Libya's Fezzan region in the south-west declared itself an autonomous federal province according to an Al Arabiya reporter.

Protesters in Benghazi want semi-autonomous Cyrenaica

Benghazi - More than a thousand Libyans flocked to central Benghazi calling for the creation of a semi-autonomous region of Cyrenaica in eastern Libya.

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