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Libya's eastern strongman urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

Tripoli - Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has called on his fighters to "drive out" Turkish forces backing the UN-recognised government, as talks drag on to end long-running war in the oil-rich nation.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie attack

Washington - The US Justice Department announced charges Monday against a Libyan former intelligence agent who allegedly built the bomb that exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland exactly 32 years ago.

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Rome - Eighteen fishermen including eight Sicilians who were held in Libya for more than three months have been freed, Italy's prime minister and foreign minister said Thursday after visiting Benghazi to secure their release.

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: media

Washington - The United States plans to unseal charges soon against a Libyan man suspected of assembling the bomb that blew up a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, US newspapers have reported.

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: media

Washington - The United States plans to unseal charges soon against a Libyan man suspected of assembling the bomb that blew up a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, US newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

Zawiya - The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies of four children aged between five and 10 had washed ashore west of the capital Tripoli on Wednesday after a migrant boat sank.

Libya 4WD road warriors on bumpy ride to revive tourism

Libya - A road trip through Libya's desert would long have sounded like a holiday in hell but, two months into a ceasefire, adventurous travellers are exploring the Sahara by four-wheel drive.

Lockerbie bomber should not have been convicted: legal team

Glasgow - Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi should not have been found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, his family's legal team said on Tuesday, as a posthumous appeal began against his conviction for the attack on a Pan Am flight that killed 270 people.

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Edinburgh - A posthumous legal challenge to overturn the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Mohmet Al-Megrahi is due to begin in Scotland on Tuesday.

Turkey blasts 'unauthorised' German search on Libya-bound ship

Istanbul - Turkey accused the German navy on Monday of conducting an "unauthorised" search on a Turkish-flagged cargo vessel in a bid to enforce a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

A decade on, Kadhafi's cousin sees Arab Spring as Western plot

Apo - From his lavish Cairo apartment overlooking the Nile, Ahmed Kadhaf al-Dam reminisces fondly about the iron-fisted rule of Libya by his cousin Moamer Kadhafi, nearly a decade after his ouster.

Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

New York - Rival forces in Libya have failed to begin withdrawing as required under an October ceasefire agreement aimed at ending years of conflict following Moamer Kadhafi's 2011 killing, a UN envoy said Thursday.

Libyan father wants closure after son's forced disappearance

Libya - A year ago armed men took Mohamed al-Magri's son for questioning as fighting raged around the Libyan capital, and now he fears Haitham was killed and buried in a mass grave.

Libya talks end without naming govt but UN vows to continue

Gammarth - UN-led talks aimed at appointing an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended Sunday without discussing names, the world body said.

UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

Tunis - The UN's former envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, says he has higher hopes than ever of seeing an end to a decade of violence in the North African country."I'm very optimistic," the Lebanese diplomat said.

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100 in one day

Tripoli - A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has killed 20 people, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, just hours after news of a separate incident in which at least 74 migrants died.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Gammarth - Libyans agreed in UN-led talks on Wednesday a plan to hold elections within 18 months, as diplomatic efforts grow to end a decade of violence in the North African country.

Sicily's fishermen brave weather, seas and threat of Libyan jail

Mazara Del Vallo - Domenico Asaro recalls the day in 1996 when Libyan forces began firing on his Italian fishing boat "Osiride" (Osiris), triggering a four-hour chase during which a bullet grazed his skull.

Libyans hold UN-led talks to prepare for elections

Gammarth - The UN launched talks among Libyans on Monday aimed at creating a unity government and preparing for elections to bring peace after a decade of violence in the North African country.

UN Security Council ratifies Libya ceasefire deal

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday ratified the ceasefire hammered out between Libya's warring parties on October 23, calling on both sides to "implement the agreement in full," diplomats said.

Libya factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire

Geneva - Libya's two rival factions signed a "permanent" ceasefire agreement Friday after five days of talks at the United Nations, which hailed the move as a moment that will go down in history.

UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

Geneva - Libya's rival factions have agreed to maintain a lull in fighting and open internal land and air routes, the UN's envoy to the troubled North African country said Wednesday, expressing optimism about prospects for a ceasefire.

UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

Geneva - The UN's Libya envoy said Wednesday she was "quite optimistic" about the prospects of a ceasefire emerging from talks under way in Geneva between the two warring factions in the troubled north African country.

Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism

Tripoli - Haytham, tall and well-built, turns away customers without masks from a shop entrance in Libya's capital, telling them to return with a covering or buy one on the spot.

French ex-president loses challenge to cash-from-Libya case

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost his bid Thursday to throw out an inquiry into claims he used Libyan cash for his 2007 presidential campaign, a ruling that could require him and several associates to stand trial.

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Paris - A Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.

Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord said Wednesday he planned to step down within six weeks as part of efforts to broker a peace agreement.

Turkey frees reporters convicted in state secrets trial

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday handed multiple prison sentences to five reporters convicted of violating the law on coverage of Turkey's spy agency but ordered their release pending appeals.

Armed men abducted six, wounded others in Libya rally: Amnesty

Tunis - Armed men have abducted at least six peaceful protesters in Libya's capital and used live fire to disperse a demonstration wounding others, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
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Libyans celebrate their new colors, nearly 3 weeks after the fall of their capital city to anti-Gaddafi rebels, on the former 'Green Square' in Tripoli, Libya
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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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Protesters calling for change in Libya
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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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Nader Ben Raween, 24, killed on August 23, 2011 during Libyan rebels' assault on Gadhafi's compound.
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Takeoff of a Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
Takeoff of a Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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Italiano: Gelato by Aaron Logan
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Protesters outside the White House urge Obama to help Libya - 02/19/2011
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Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
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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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Jamal al-Hajji  writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and...
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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Much of downtown Misrata, though, such as on Tripoli Street pictured here, is beyond repair.
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Libyan rebels in Tripoli s central square.
Libyan rebels in Tripoli's central square.
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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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