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  1. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan election, seen as step to stability, marred by violence and low turnout

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Libyan election marred by violence The count was under way yesterday day in a Libyan general election overshadowed by deadly violence in second city ... of Islamists, which has drawn many regular army units to his side. There was also polling day violence in western Libya, with gunmen seizing ballot boxes from polling stations in al-Jemil, forcing ...

  2. News - World - LIBYA

    International Criminal Court calls on Libya to hand over Gaddafi's son

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... and the other backed by Islamists, and security has fallen apart amid militia violence. The international court in June 2011 charged Saif al-Islam Gaddafi with murder and persecution linked ... rights groups have also demanded that Libya turn over Gaddafi to the ICC as concerns grow about the potential for further abuses in the country amid the violence. "Security Council members ...

  3. News - World - LIBYA

    Washington monitors upsurge of violence in Libya

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Washington is closely monitoring an upsurge of violence in Libya, but has not decided yet whether to order the closure of its embassy in Tripoli, a US official said. "We remain very concerned about the violence over the weekend in Tripoli and Benghazi," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, calling on all sides to "refrain ...

  4. News - World - LIBYA

    Libya’s Benghazi shuts down in protest at jihadist violence

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... of the 2011 uprising during which Nato-backed rebels toppled and then killed longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Since the end of the uprising, Libya has been hit by waves of deadly violence much ... the dead. Earlier this month, residents of the capital Tripoli observed a similar campaign of protests against militias in response to deadly violence, prompting some of them to pull out ...

  5. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Tripoli and Timbuktu Islamists expelled by the French tread well-worn path across desert regions of north Africa Violence in Libya fed by jihadists forced out of Mali Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against Western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli. The bomb ...

  6. News - World - LIBYA

    Fire rages out of control at Libya's main airport as foreigners told to flee

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting. The Netherlands, the Philippines and Austria prepared to evacuate diplomatic staff. The United States, United Nations ... of Tripoli, who have controlled the airport for the past three years. The health ministry said on Sunday the violence had killed 97 people. More than 400 people were wounded. Fighting was still raging ...

  7. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamist Misrata forces claim to have control of Tripoli's main airport

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by Reuters

    ... to the outside for Libyans and foreigners fleeing fighting. The violence has prompted the UN and foreign embassies in Tripoli to evacuate staff and citizens, and most foreign airlines stopped flying to Libya. Tripoli has slipped out of control of the government, with senior officials working from Tobruk in the east, where the new parliament has based itself to escape the violence. Libya's ...

  8. News - World - LIBYA

    31 killed as Islamists fight forces of renegade general in Libya

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:13pm by AGENCIES

    ... is witnessing its worst spasm of violence since former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed in 2011. The country's divisions are deeply rooted in rivalries between Islamists ...

  9. News - World - LIBYA

    China charters ship to evacuate its nationals from strife-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:59am by AP

    ... their governments requested help. The evacuations have been triggered by clashes between heavily armed rival militias in Libya, resulting in the worst violence since the civil war three years ago. Weeks ...

  10. News - World - LIBYA

    US evacuates Libya embassy staff as fighting rages around airport

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... has been shut since the fighting erupted on July 13, in violence that has killed at least 47 people and wounded 120, according to Health Ministry figures. Only on Friday night, the government ...




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