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Libya in chaos since overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

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.

Libyans mark seven years post revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi amid multiple crises

Thousands of Libyans on Saturday marked the seventh anniversary of the start of protests that ousted former leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

10 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Libya in chaos since death of Muammar Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the fall of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011.

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.

Libya may hold Presidential election in mid-2018 – foreign minister

Presidential elections in Libya may be held in mid-2018, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said Wednesday at the Valdai Club panel discussion in Russia.

Russia vows to end Libyan crisis

Russia will “do everything necessary” to facilitate an agreement between rival camps in Libya to end the country’s political crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Libya, Italy join forces to stem migration

Libya’s U.N.-backed government has agreed with Italy to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows toward Europe, according to a statement.

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.

Europe-Africa summit aims for evacuation of 3 800 migrants risking abuse

Leaders at an EU-Africa summit called Thursday for the immediate evacuation of nearly 4 000 distressed African migrants in Libya under a new drive to fight slave traders and traffickers.

AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close on Thursday with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3 800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

UN-backed Libyan government condemns Derna air strike

The UN-backed government of Libya has strongly condemned the air strike on the eastern city of Derna and called on the UN Security Council to investigate the attack that killed at least 17 civilians.

Libya pro-GNA force drives rival out of Sabratha

A security force loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government announced on Friday that it has driven a rival militia out of the city of Sabratha, after three weeks of deadly fighting.

Four dead in suicide bombing in Libya’s Misrata

At least four people were killed on Wednesday in an Islamic State group suicide bomb attack at the main court building in Libya's third-largest city Misrata, security officials told AFP.

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.

East Libyan govt issues retaliatory entry ban against US citizens

A government based in eastern Libya on Wednesday said it would bar entry to U.S. citizens after President Donald Trump’s administration included Libya in a new travel ban.

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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