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Libyan players in Italy for fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo - Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Italy on Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Libyan players in Italy for fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo - Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Palermo on Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Libya PM calls for 'common vision' ahead of crisis talks

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, urged the international community on Thursday to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit North African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

New York - Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tripoli - Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

Libya replaces interior minister in security reform drive

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed government on Sunday reshuffled key cabinet posts, replacing the interior minister amid efforts to bolster security in the wake of fighting around Tripoli.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday after similar vessels were prevented from trying to rescue people seeking to make the perilous journey to Europe."The #MareJonio is on its way!" German NGO Sea-Watch tweeted.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating."The #MareJonio is on its way!" Sea-Watch tweeted.

UN extends migration ship searches off Libya

New York - The Security Council on Wednesday renewed for a year UN member states' authorization to inspect vessels off Libya suspected of smuggling migrants between Africa and Europe.

'Jewel of Roman Empire' faces Libya dangers

Sabratha - Perched on the edge of Libya's Mediterranean coast, the ancient city of Sabratha remains an awe-inspiring spectacle, the pink columns of its amphitheatre towering above turquoise waters.

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

Tripoli - The UN envoy to Libya told AFP that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation."There is still a lot to do.

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

Tripoli - The UN envoy to Libya told AFP that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation."There is still a lot to do.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

Lagos - Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

Scores freed from militia-run Libya prison decried by UN

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government on Thursday announced the release of 83 prisoners from a jail where the United Nations has documented torture and summary executions.

Libya in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Kadhafi

Tripoli - Libya, where a new ceasefire was announced Wednesday to end a month of deadly fighting near the capital, fell into chaos with the ouster and killing of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011.

Libyan government announces Tripoli ceasefire deal

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government Wednesday announced a new ceasefire deal to end a month of fighting between rival militias south of Tripoli that has left more than 100 dead.

France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta: presidential source

Paris - France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday.

Fresh standoff brews as Aquarius migrant ship heads for France

Paris - A new diplomatic row loomed Monday over the Aquarius as its operators announced the migrant rescue ship was heading to France, only for the French government to say it should dock at the nearest safe port instead.

France seeks tougher sanctions on Libyans who block political solution

New York - France on Monday called for stronger UN sanctions on Libyans who stand in the way of a political solution in the conflict-ridden country.

500,000 children face 'immediate danger' in Libya capital: UN

Tripoli - Half a million children are in "immediate danger" in Libya's capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF said on Monday.

Charities slam Italy over rescue ship flagging row

Rome - Two charities on Sunday lambasted Italy for pressuring Panama into revoking its flag from migrant rescue ship Aquarius, warning the move deals a "major blow" to humanitarian missions off Europe's southern coasts.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

Rescue ship seeks haven for 11 migrants saved off Libya

Rome - Migrant rescue ship Aquarius was seeking a safe haven for 11 migrants it saved off Libya Thursday, after refusing to return them to the north African country, aid groups MSF and SOS Mediterranee said.

Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

Rome - An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday after revelations in the press.

UN renews Libya mission but no date for elections

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday extended its political mission in Libya for a year but did not endorse a December 10 date for elections that was agreed during a Paris meeting four months ago.

US, UN sanctions target Libya militia leader

Washington - The United States and the United Nations imposed sanctions Wednesday against Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran, whose forces attacked oil terminals in eastern Libya in June.

Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital

Tripoli - The Libyan capital's only working airport has come under rocket fire just days after reopening following a UN-backed ceasefire between rival armed groups vying for influence in the oil-rich country.

Two dead in suspected IS suicide bomb attack on Libya oil company

Tripoli - Suicide bombers suspected of being from the Islamic State group stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company on Monday and killed at least two people, officials said.

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack

Tripoli - Armed men on Monday stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company in Tripoli where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source said.
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A Bangladeshi man waits at the immigration centre in Sallum, Egypt, near the border with Libya, as his passport is checked by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Bangladeshi embassy officials. He is among the thousands stranded in this border town after fleeing the ongoing crisis in Libya.
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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Members of the Libyan security forces stand at the destroyed shrine of the Murad Agha mosque, which was bombed early this morning, in Tripoli's Tajura neighborhood
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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. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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A Tomahawk missile launched. More than 100 missiles were targeted at Libya's air-defense installations.
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Much of downtown Misrata, though, such as on Tripoli Street pictured here, is beyond repair.
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