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Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners.

40 migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Libyan coast: UNHCR

Rome - Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the UN refugee agency Thursday."My colleagues are interviewing the survivors...

Libya groups agree peace deal without Tripoli parliament

Rabat - Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialled a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognised by the international community.

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

Tunis - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in Tunisia.

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat

Tripoli - Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal.

Both Libyan governments object to EU plans to combat traffickers

Tripoli - The head of the internationally-recognized Libyan government's air force warned European countries that any ships entering the Tobruk government's territorial waters without permission will be targeted by air strikes.

Tunisia shuts Libya consulate over abductions

Tunis - Tunisia said Friday it was shutting its consulate in conflict-hit Libya as 10 staffers abducted by an armed militia in Tripoli returned home after a week in captivity.

Qaeda in North Africa denies US strike killed ex-chief

Tripoli - Al-Qaeda in North Africa has denied reports its former leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike last week in Libya, in a statement posted online overnight.

Libya jihadist group denies death of Qaeda-linked Belmokhtar

Tripoli - A Libyan jihadist group denied Tuesday that Al-Qaeda-linked militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar -- the man behind multiple deadly attacks with a history of coming back from the dead -- was killed in a US air strike.

Job? People-smuggler in Niger. Pay? Excellent

Agadez - Hosseini -- not his real name -- handles the steering-wheel deftly. A onetime tourist chauffeur, he makes his living smuggling African migrants from his hometown of Agadez, in northern Niger, to the Libyan border.

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar 'killed in US strike'

Benghazi - Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who allegedly masterminded the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which 38 hostages died, has been killed in a US air strike, Libya's internationally recognised government said.

Algerian jihadist Belmokhtar killed in US strike: Libya's recognised govt

Benghazi - Notorious Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US airstrike in Libya, the strife-torn country's internationally recognised government said in a statement Sunday.

U.S. strike on 'Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist' in Libya: Pentagon

Washington - The US military carried out a strike on what it called an "Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist" in Libya, the defense department said Sunday.

Libya militia kidnap 10 staffers from Tunisia consulate

Tunis - Libyan militiamen kidnapped 10 staffers from Tunisia's consulate in Tripoli Friday after storming the mission, the government in Tunis said.

World powers urge Libyans to seize 'last chance' for peace

Berlin - World powers urged Libya's warring factions at a meeting in Berlin to wrap up peace talks quickly, calling the current round of negotiations a "last chance" for progress.

Libya parliament 'very unhappy' over draft peace proposal

Skhirat - Libya's internationally recognised parliament is "very unhappy" over a proposed peace deal for the conflict-wracked country, its spokesman said Tuesday, throwing a damper on enthusiasm expressed by the UN envoy.

IS claims capture of Libya's Sirte: SITE

Dubai - The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.

Libya rivals 'positive' on peace draft

Skhirat - Libya's warring factions have reacted positively to a draft peace agreement, the UN envoy said Tuesday, as they head for talks in Berlin with world powers anxious for an end to the conflict.

Libya rivals begin peace talks as G7 urges 'bold' decisions

Skhirat - Libya's warring factions began crunch talks Monday as world leaders called for "bold political decisions" to prevent the oil-rich nation crumbling into a failed state.

Op-Ed: UN prepares sanctions against two Libyans

Tobruk - The UN long ago adopted a resolution that would allow sanctions to placed upon individuals who threaten the success of UN sponsored peace talks and attempts to forge an agreement on a unity government.

EU, Libya hold talks on naval force to fight people smugglers

Brussels - The EU's foreign policy chief held "constructive" talks with Libya's foreign minister, focused on a European naval force that would fight people smuggling gangs organising Mediterranean migrant crossings but so far opposed by Tripoli.

Libya blocks UN action on EU migrant plan

New York - Libya's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that his government is refusing to give its consent for UN action aimed at endorsing Europe's military plan to fight migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.

Tripoli govt calls for 'mobilisation' against IS

Tripoli - Libya's disputed government called Sunday for a general mobilisation against the Islamic State group after it declared "war" on the militia alliance that controls Tripoli and killed five of its fighters in a suicide bombing.

Libyans arrest 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants

Tripoli - Libyan authorities on Saturday arrested about 600 illegal migrants from African countries who were planning to sail to Europe, a coastguard official said.

Clinton emails on Benghazi attack released to public

Washington - Hundreds of emails by former top US diplomat Hillary Clinton were released by the State Department Friday, seeking to quell a lingering political row about a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya.

Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears: Report

Washington - Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a US daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements.

A year of clashes devastates Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - One year after Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Libya's second city Benghazi, the capital of the 2011 revolution is reeling from near daily fighting and shortages.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

Tunis - Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

400 Europe-bound migrants held in Libya dawn raid

Tripoli - Libyan authorities arrested 400 illegal migrants, including several pregnant women, at dawn on Sunday as they prepared to board boats for Europe, officials said.

Shelling kills eight children in Libya's Benghazi: UN

Tripoli - Shelling of residential areas of Libya's second city Benghazi killed at least eight children this week, the United Nations said, warning such attacks may amount to war crimes.
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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Takeoff of a Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above 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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President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
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NATO strikes 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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Members of the Libyan army stand guard at a checkpoint.
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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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