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No Clinton bombshell in Benghazi report by Republicans

Washington - Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimating and then misrepresenting the extremist threat in Libya.

Kadhafi son's new lawyers urge ICC to drop case

Den Haag - New lawyers representing the son of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi announced Monday they will ask the International Criminal Court to quash the case against him as he has now been tried and convicted by a Libyan court.

Op-Ed: Saudis attempting to negotiate reconciliation in Libya

Mecca - There appear to be a number of efforts to bring about a reconciliation between the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Car bomb kills four in Libya's Benghazi: Hospital

Tripoli - A car bomb killed four civilians and wounded 14 others in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi Friday night, a hospital official said.

Pro-GNA forces suffer heavy losses but advance in Sirte, Libya

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) allied with the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord are making some progress against the Islamic State (IS) encircled in the city of Sirte but are suffering significant casualties in the process.

Libya: Explosion after clashes near Tripoli kills at least 29

Tripoli - After armed men stormed an arms depot in the town of Garabulli, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Tripoli, an explosion occurred that killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more according to security and medical officials.

34 Libya pro-govt fighters dead in clashes with IS

Tripoli - At least 34 Libyan pro-government forces were killed Tuesday and 100 wounded in clashes with Islamic State group jihadists as they prepared for a final assault on the jihadist stronghold of Sirte.

EU boosts Libya naval mission, to enforce arms embargo

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to boost the bloc's anti-people smuggling operation in the Mediterranean to include training of the Libyan coastguard and enforcing a UN arms embargo.

IS tries to break siege in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - The Islamic State group tried Sunday to break a siege on their last holdouts in Sirte but were pushed back by fighters allied to Libya's unity government, a spokesman said.

Libya PM calls for unity behind anti-IS Sirte offensive

Tripoli - The head of Libya's unity government urged Libyans to rally behind the battle against jihadists in Sirte, as the UN approved an operation to stop the flood of weapons into the country.

Turkey police seize 'Kadhafi's dagger' in Istanbul: Report

Ankara - Turkish police have seized a jewel-encrusted ivory dagger said to have belonged to Libya's late leader Moamer Kadhafi and which was going to be sold for millions of dollars on the black market, Anadolu news agency reported.

Libyan pro-govt advance slows as IS hits back in Sirte

Sert - An intense fightback by the Islamic State group in Libya's Sirte slowed an advance by pro-government forces Monday into the jihadists' North African stronghold.

Libya's Sirte — from Kadhafi to the jihadist IS

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government are closing in on Islamic State group fighters in Sirte in a month-long operation aimed at ousting the jihadists from their North African stronghold.Here is some background on Sirte and its fall to IS.

IS suicide bombers in Sirte hit pro-govt Libyan forces

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government battled Sunday to retake the Islamic State group's last redoubts in its stronghold of Sirte, facing fierce resistance including a series of suicide car bombings.

IS suicide bombers in Sirte hit pro-govt Libyan forces

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government battled Sunday to retake the Islamic State group's last redoubts in its stronghold of Sirte, facing fierce resistance including a series of suicide car bombings.

IS suicide bombers in Sirte hit pro-govt Libyan forces

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government battled Sunday to retake the Islamic State group's last redoubts in its stronghold of Sirte, facing fierce resistance including a series of suicide car bombings.

IS suicide bombings target Libya pro-govt forces in Sirte

Tripoli - The Islamic State group carried out three suicide car bombings Sunday against forces allied with Libya's unity government battling to retake the city of Sirte, an official said.

Libyan forces 'retake port' in jihadist bastion Sirte

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist bastion of Sirte, advancing rapidly against Islamic State group fighters encircled inside the city.

Libya unity forces in street battles with IS in Sirte

Sert - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government fought deadly street battles with the Islamic State group in Sirte, as they pressed an offensive to capture the jihadists' coastal bastion.

Some 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Around 2,000 migrants were plucked to safety off the coast of Libya in the latest series of rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

Libya warplanes bomb IS positions in stronghold Sirte

Tripoli - Warplanes of Libya's unity government on Thursday bombed Islamic State group positions in Sirte as part of an offensive to retake the jihadist stronghold, the military said in a statement.

No charges for UK spies in Libyan rendition case

London - British intelligence agents will not face charges over claims they were complicit in the illegal rendition and torture of two opponents of former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, prosecutors announced on Thursday.

EU seeks UN backing to enforce Libya arms embargo

New York - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize the EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya.

Libya PM rules out international military intervention

Paris - The prime minister of Libya's UN-backed unity government has ruled out an international military intervention to fight the Islamic State group, which has had a growing presence in the country since 2014.

117 migrant bodies washed up on Libyan beach: Red Crescent

Tripoli - The bodies of at least 117 migrants trying to reach Europe, many of them women, have washed up on a beach in the Libyan town of Zwara, the Red Crescent said Friday.

Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say

Rome - A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UNHCR

Rome - Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN's refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.

Dozens missing in new shipwreck off Libya: Rescuers

Rome - Dozens of migrants were missing Friday after an overloaded fishing boat sank off the coast of Libya, the third major tragedy in the Mediterranean in as many days, Italian rescuers said.

Up to 30 dead in shipwreck off Libya: EU naval force

Rome - Up to 30 people are feared dead after a shipwreck off Libya, while about 50 migrants have been rescued from the waves, the EU's naval force said Thursday.

Striking pictures capture moment of migrant shipwreck off Libya

Rome - Dramatic images released by the Italian navy Wednesday captured the moment a heavily overcrowded boat overturned in a shipwreck off Libya which left at least five people dead.
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A Tomahawk missile launched. More than 100 missiles were targeted at Libya's air-defense installations.
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Elections for the General National Congress of Libya
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A woman protesting in Libya
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An anti-government demonstration in Benghazi, Libya.
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Air Assault on Qaddafi’s installations: Tomahawk missiles fired from the Mediterranean Sea by the United States Navy destroyer Barry. The photo was taken through night-vision camera.
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