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Opinion: Have UN-led talks in Libya been compromised?

For the past year and a half, rival militias loyal to rival goverments in Libya, have been fighting what has been described as a...

At least 200 feared dead in Libya refugee boat disaster – Al Jazeera

At least 82 people have been killed and more than one hundred others are still missing after a boat, reportedly packed with people from...

Boat filled with refugees sinks off Libyan coast

A boat reportedly packed with people from Africa and South Asia bound for Italy has sunk off the Libyan coast, raising fears that dozens...
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#Insurgency: Libya anti-jihadist commander escapes suicide attack

A rogue general, whose repeated deadly assaults on jihadists in Libya's second city Benghazi have earned him threats of reprisal, escaped a suicide bombing Wednesday, one of his commanders said. But three loyalists of former general and longtime US…
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#Crisis: US deploys warship carrying marines off Libyan coast

The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship with about 1,000 marines off the coast of Libya in case the US embassy must be evacuated, a US defense official said Tuesday. The USS Bataan was to be in the area "in a matter of days," said…
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Libyan navy intercepts 300 illegal migrants heading for Italy

Libya's navy said Monday it had intercepted and rescued 340 illegal migrants off the coast of the western town of Sabratha when their boat began to take on water. The rescue came on the same day Italy's navy said at least 14 migrants had died when their…
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Ten migrants die, hundreds rescued in Sudan-Libya desert

Ten migrants have died among some 300 abandoned by smugglers in the scorching Sudanese-Libyan desert, with the others in poor condition, Sudanese officials said Wednesday. "They are hungry and thirsty," Abdelaziz Hassan Salih, a senior official of Sudan…
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United States denounces threats against Libyan PM

The United States on Monday denounced as "unconscionable" threats made against the Libyan prime minister and cabinet members, saying the country needed to move forward. "At a time when Libya most needs political consensus to move forward its democratic…
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Libya jihadists to impose Islamic law in radical town

A jihadist group in Libya says it plans to take over security in the restive eastern town of Derna and impose sharia Islamic law, in a posting on Facebook. Witnesses said the group "Majlis Shura of Islamist Youth in Derna" staged a show of force on…
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South Libya tribal clashes kill 19

Fighting between rival tribes in southern Libya killed 19 people Saturday and wounded another 20, a local official said. "Violent confrontations broke out between Toubous and Awled Sleiman early this morning," Ayoub al-Zarrouk, chief of the local council…