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84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Rome - Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Saturday.

US backs NATO blockade of Libya to close migrant route

Rome - The United States on Monday offered its backing for a NATO naval operation off Libya in support of a controversial Italian plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe.

Italy says NATO three months from Libya coast mission

Rome - NATO is three months away from launching patrols off Libya as part of a plan to stop migrants arriving in Italy, Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said in an interview published Monday.

Libya unity government seeks EU accord on migrants

Rome - Libya's Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe.

Confidence vote on hold as Libya unity govt asserts authority

Tripoli - Libya's parliament postponed a vote of confidence expected to be held on a new UN-backed unity government even as it asserted its authority by assuming control of two ministries.

Libya unity govt asserts authority ahead of key vote

Tripoli - Libya's parliament was set Monday to hold a crucial confidence vote on a new UN-backed unity government which asserted its authority by assuming control of two ministries in the capital.

UN back in Libya as unity govt asserts itself ahead of vote

Tripoli - The United Nations said its staff had returned to Tripoli and Libya's unity government vowed further steps to assert its authority Sunday, on the eve of a crucial confidence vote.

First clashes in Tripoli since UN-backed government's arrival

Tripoli - Clashes broke out in Tripoli on Saturday night just hours after a visit by the French and German foreign ministers in the first outbreak of violence since the arrival of the UN-backed government two weeks ago.

French, German FMs in Libya to back unity government

Tripoli - The foreign ministers of France and Germany made an unannounced visit Saturday to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government striving to bridge Libya's deep political divisions.

European envoys visit Libya for first time since 2014

Tripoli - A group of European ambassadors flew into Libya's capital Thursday for the first time since 2014 to support the unity government's struggle to end years of chaos exploited by jihadists.

Italy FM in Libya to boost 'game changer' unity government

Tripoli - Italy's foreign minister hailed Libya's new unity government Tuesday as a "game changer" as he held talks in Tripoli during the first visit by a top Western official since 2014.

Libya parliament to vote Monday on unity govt: lawmakers

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised parliament will hold a confidence vote Monday on the country's new UN-backed unity government, two lawmakers told AFP.

Libya unity government bolsters control despite setback

Tripoli - Libya's new unity leaders worked to tighten their hold on Tripoli Thursday, taking over the website of a rival authority in the capital whose head is refusing to stand aside.

Libya unity government bolsters control despite setback

Tripoli - Libya's new unity leaders worked to tighten their hold on Tripoli Thursday, taking over the website of a rival authority in the capital whose head is refusing to stand aside.

Libya unity government bolsters control despite setback

Tripoli - Libya's new unity leaders worked to tighten their hold on Tripoli Thursday, taking over the website of a rival authority in the capital whose head is refusing to stand aside.

Libya unity govt cements control after rival cedes power

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government moved to cement control over the country's finances and institutions Wednesday after the rival administration in Tripoli ceded power in a boost to efforts to end years of chaos.

Libya unity govt cements control after rival cedes power

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government moved to cement control over the country's finances and institutions Wednesday after the rival administration in Tripoli ceded power in a boost to efforts to end years of chaos.

Libya unity govt cements control after rival cedes power

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government moved to cement control over the country's finances and institutions Wednesday after the rival administration in Tripoli ceded power in a boost to efforts to end years of chaos.

Libyans regain hope with new unity government head in Tripoli

Tripoli - Residents of Tripoli have started to breathe a little easier since the head of a new unity government came to town promising a way out of Libya's political and economic crises.

US transfers two Libyans from Guantanamo to Senegal

Dakar - The Pentagon announced Monday the transfer of two Libyan inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to Senegal, the latest move under President Barack Obama's contentious plan to shutter the notorious jail.

Libya oil corp, central bank rally around unity government

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Corporation and Central Bank, backbones of its wealth, have thrown their support behind a UN-backed unity government in a blow to a rival administration refusing to cede power.

Support grows for Libya's new unity government

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government won the support Friday of guards who secure the country's key oil terminals, the latest pledge of loyalty for a cabinet facing strong opposition from rival political forces.

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Tripoli - Libya's unity government received a boost to its authority Thursday, as 10 cities formerly under control of a rival militia-backed Tripoli body pledged support to the newly arrived prime minister-designate.

EU 'imposes sanctions' on Libyans for obstructing peace process

Brussels - EU member states agreed Thursday to impose sanctions on three Libyan figures for obstructing the peace process and the formation of a government of national unity in the war-torn country, sources said.

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Tripoli - Libya's unity government was trying to assert its authority in Tripoli Thursday after the new prime minister-designate's sudden arrival, as the EU imposed sanctions on three Libyans for obstructing peace efforts.

Gunmen storm Libya TV station as UN-backed govt told to leave

Tripoli - Gunmen stormed the headquarters of a Libyan television station late Wednesday, as the authorities in control of Tripoli demanded the departure of the newly-arrived prime minister designate in a blow to hopes for a peaceful power handover.

Head of Libya's UN-backed unity govt arrives in Tripoli

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday following months of mounting international pressure for the country's warring sides to allow him to start work.

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Nearly 1,500 migrants, including many women and children, have been rescued in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya over the past two days, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Op-Ed: Clinton's scandalous email release shows her Machiavellian side

The recent Wikileaks release of Hillary Clinton's scandalous emails since her time as Secretary of State have unveiled her role in fostering major crises, namely the overthrow of Ghaddafi, the destabilization of Syria, and Israel's role in Syria's war.

Op-Ed: Former Blackwater head Erik Prince had dealings in Libya

Washington - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Erick Prince over evidence he used Frontier Services Group, of which he is chair, to sell defense services in Libya. He is also suspected of being involved in a money-laundering deal using the Bank of China.
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Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
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People carry a man who was injured when Libyan militiamen opened fire into a crowd of protesters in Tripoli November 15, 2013
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Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
The former prime minister of Libya  Mustafa Abushagur  who was dismissed by parliament.
The former prime minister of Libya, Mustafa Abushagur, who was dismissed by parliament.
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LIBYA: Top officials of the U.S. Marines pose with soldiers and sailors assigned to embassy protection duty outside the U.S. embassy in Tripoli in 2013.
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UN: The Security Council Chamber
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Muammar Gaddafi's corpse abused by rebel troops
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LIBYA: Top officials of the U.S. Marines pose with soldiers and sailors assigned to embassy protection duty outside the U.S. embassy in Tripoli in 2013.
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26  201...
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26  201...
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops s...
Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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Demonstrations against the Gadaffi regime in Bayda
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Musa Kusa  ex-Libyan foreign minister
Musa Kusa, ex-Libyan foreign minister
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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