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IS suicide attack on Libya election commission kills 12

Suicide bombers stormed Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least a dozen people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Libyan strongman hospitalised in Paris – spokesperson

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar is receiving treatment at a Paris hospital, his spokesperson said late on Friday.

Libya mired in chaos 7 years since Muammar al-Qadhafi fall

Seven years since a revolution that ended four decades of dictatorship under Moamer Kadhafi, Libyans see no end in sight to the North African nation's chaotic transition to democracy.

Libya accuses Turkey of supporting terrorists

Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Issa, has accused Turkey of supporting terrorism in that country.

UN demands handover of Libya commander after new killings

The United Nations demanded on Thursday the immediate surrender of a Benghazi commander wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges after evidence emerged suggesting he had carried out new summary executions in Libya.

Military forces in Libya are flexing muscles – UN envoy

The UN envoy for Libya said on Wednesday that military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government.

Libyan army in east welcomes elections soon as possible

The spokesman for Libya's self-styled national army in the east says the army welcomes holding elections as soon as possible.

Libya declares maximum security alert in Tripoli

Libya on Tuesday announced a state of maximum security alert in the capital Tripoli, a security source said.

UN-backed Libyan govt’s mandate expired – Khalifa Haftar

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar insisted Sunday that the mandate of the country’s UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered 2015 political deal.

War-torn Libya starts voter registration

The Libyan Higher National Commission of Elections on Wednesday announced the start of registration of voters for the 2018 elections.

US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

The United States renewed its support for Libya's UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections.

UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.

Libya rivals made progress in Tunis talks – UN

Representatives of Libya's rival authorities have made progress on amending a deal on a political transition for the North African country, the special UN envoy said on Sunday.

UN launches new push for Libya peace

The United Nations on Wednesday launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi.

Boris Johnson visits Libya’s Haftar, urges him to stick to ceasefire

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya’s conflict.

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