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Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

Tripoli - The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

Tripoli - The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.
In the Media by Imed LAMLOUM (AFP)

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Tripoli - Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Tripoli - Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP) - 1 comment

Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

Tripoli - Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes in Benghazi battle

Tripoli - A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport Tuesday, while a warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

Tripoli - A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was out of control Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.
In the Media by AFP

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid rising violence

Tripoli - Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Libya airport battle 'has killed at least 97'

Tripoli - Two weeks of fighting between militias in Libya's capital Tripoli have left 97 people dead, as Egypt and western foreign ministries Sunday urged their citizens to leave amid spiralling violence.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

US evacuates Libya embassy over 'real risk' from fighting

Tripoli - The United States evacuated its Libyan embassy staff under air cover Saturday as they faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

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)

Libya seeks UN help, warns of collapse

New York - Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a "failed state.
In the Media by AFP

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

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

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The Libyan militia leader charged over a deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court.
In the Media by Olivia Hampton (AFP)

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The suspected ringleader of a deadly attack on the American mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court Saturday.
In the Media by Olivia HAMPTON (AFP)

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)

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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Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
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NATO strikes Libya.
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NATO strikes Libya.
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Libyans voting last year for GNC members
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Libyans voting last year for GNC members
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USS San Antonio
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A Libyan rebel soldier
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A Libyan rebel soldier
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Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
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Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured in Libya
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Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
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A protester raising Libya s Independence flag above the  Libyan Embassy in Zamalek Cairo
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A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Refugees from Libya on the Libyan border
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Nader Ben Raween  24  killed on August 23  2011 during Libyan rebels  assault on Gadhafi s compound.
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Nader Ben Raween, 24, killed on August 23, 2011 during Libyan rebels' assault on Gadhafi's compound.
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Jamal al-Hajji  writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and...
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Jamal al-Hajji, writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and sentenced to eight months in prison and a fine of 400,000 Libyan Dinar
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The former prime minister of Libya  Mustafa Abushagur  who was dismissed by parliament.
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The former prime minister of Libya, Mustafa Abushagur, who was dismissed by parliament.
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Musa Kusa  ex-Libyan foreign minister
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Musa Kusa, ex-Libyan foreign minister
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Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
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Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
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Ancient religious images in Cyrenaica  eastern Libya
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Ancient religious images in Cyrenaica, eastern Libya
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Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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