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IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

London - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday.

Libya trial of Kadhafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

Tripoli - A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

Libya trial of Kadhafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

Tripoli - A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

Libya trial of Kadhafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

Tripoli - A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach: Red Crescent

Tripoli - The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.

Libyans mark start of uprising that ended dictatorship

Tripoli - Libyans Friday marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, waving flags in central Tripoli even as the country reels from political chaos and security problems.

Tripoli residents in daily ordeal on uprising anniversary

Tripoli - Six years after the start of an uprising that toppled a dictator, Libyans in Tripoli see no reason to celebrate with power cuts, exorbitant prices and insecurity plaguing their daily lives.

Tripoli residents in daily ordeal on uprising anniversary

Tripoli - Six years after the start of an uprising that toppled a dictator, Libyans in Tripoli see no reason to celebrate with power cuts, exorbitant prices and insecurity plaguing their daily lives.

Tripoli residents in daily ordeal on uprising anniversary

Tripoli - Six years after the start of an uprising that toppled a dictator, Libyans in Tripoli see no reason to celebrate with power cuts, exorbitant prices and insecurity plaguing their daily lives.

Head of Libya's unity govt to meet rival army chief

Tripoli - The head of Libya's unity government and a rival army chief were to meet in Cairo on Tuesday to find a solution to turmoil in the country, a government official said.

UN chief defends choice of ex-Palestinian PM as Libya envoy

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday defended his choice of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the UN peace envoy to Libya after the United States blocked the appointment.

US blocks appointment of former Palestinian PM as UN Libya envoy

New York - The United States blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new UN envoy to Libya.

UN chief heads to Turkey ahead of Arab tour

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Turkey later Thursday for talks ahead of a whirlwind tour of five Arab countries, a UN statement said.

Former Palestinian PM to be new UN envoy to Libya

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya, tasked with brokering talks on changes to a faltering political deal, diplomats said Thursday.

Italian rescuers save 1,500 migrants in Mediterranean in two days

Rome - Some 1,500 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend, an unusually high number for winter when crossings tend to slow because of difficult sea conditions, the Italian coastguard said Sunday.

Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast

Tripoli - More than 120 migrants including women and children were rescued by Libyan coastguards Sunday off the coast of Tripoli after their boat ran into trouble.

Wounded Libya fighters flown to Russia as Haftar ties grow

Benghazi - Dozens of fighters commanded by a controversial Libyan military strongman were flown this week to Russia for medical treatment, a spokesman said Thursday, in the latest sign of Moscow's growing support for his forces.

Shutting Libya-Italy migrant route 'within reach': EU's Tusk

Brussels - Shutting the migrant smuggling route from Libya to Europe is "within our reach", EU chief Donald Tusk said Thursday, arguing that doing so would be in both sides' interest.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

EU hikes support for Libya coast guard to stop migrants

Brussels - The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to increase training for the Libyan coast guard as part of new measures to stop African migrants leaving for Europe in a feared spring surge.

Egypt working for talks between rival Libya authorities

Cairo - Egypt is working to organise direct talks between the leaders of rival Libyan authorities contesting the war-torn country, its foreign minister said Saturday after hosting a regional meeting.

US stealth bombers kill more than 80 IS fighters in Libya

Washington - More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.

Russia turns eyes to Libya with support for strongman

Tripoli - Emboldened by its success in Syria, Russia is turning its eyes to chaos-ridden Libya with support for a military strongman whose forces oppose the internationally backed government.

Over 180 feared dead from migrant boat disaster in Mediterranean

Rome - Four people died and nearly 180 are missing, presumed dead, after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, officials said Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors.

Libyan strongman visits Russian aircraft carrier

Benghazi - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the North African nation in the latest sign of growing relations with Moscow.

Power struggle risks tipping Libya deeper into crisis

Tripoli - Escalating tensions between rival Libyan armed forces threaten to plunge the North African country deeper into turmoil only weeks after the fall of the Islamic State group's bastion Sirte.

Tragic end for migrants who thought they'd reached Italy

Tripoli - After several days at sea the migrants spotted land, thinking it was Italy. Several drowned trying to swim ashore. But when the survivors reached dry land they found they were still in Libya.

Libya strongman says Russia 'to fight arms embargo'

Rome - Russia will seek to end an arms embargo against Libya and could supply weapons to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces support a rival administration to the UN-backed unity government, the military strongman said Tuesday.
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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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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 at a checkpoint.
Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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The new post-Qaddafi Libyan flag.
The new post-Qaddafi Libyan flag.
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Italiano: Gelato by Aaron Logan
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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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Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
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Protesters outside the White House urge Obama to help Libya - 02/19/2011
Protesters outside the White House urge Obama to help Libya - 02/19/2011
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Much of downtown Misrata  though  such as on Tripoli Street pictured here  is beyond repair.
Much of downtown Misrata, though, such as on Tripoli Street pictured here, is beyond repair.
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Medina 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. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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A demonstrator at a Libya rally in Boston
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NATO strikes Libya.
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A street in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London, one of the homes owned by Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi,
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Muammar Gaddafi's corpse abused by rebel troops
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