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Tanker begins delayed oil loading at Libya's Hariga

A tanker that had been blocked for three weeks in a stand-off over oil exports at the eastern Libyan port of Marsa Al-Hariga entered the port and began loading on Thursday, officials said. The Seachance, which had been waiting to

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US air raid hits Islamic State in Libya, 43 dead

US warplanes launched air strikes against a suspected Islamic State training camp in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people, likely including a militant connected to two deadly attacks last year in neighbouring Tunisia.

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Dubai’s RTA appoints Aurecon to upgrade roads

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has appointed Angola-based Aurecon, an engineering, and technical services provider, to upgrade the corridors of Tripoli Road and Algeria Road in the emirate. This is the third lar

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Libya airports halt flights over pay strike

Libya's three main airports cancelled flights on Tuesday morning because of strikes by ground staff complaining they have not been paid for two months, airport officials said. The walkouts highlight a public finance crisis in

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Discounts fail to lure oil buyers as Libya seeks to bypass Tripoli

Libya's official government, holed up in the east after being forced to flee the capital, is struggling to sell crude oil under a new system it has devised in an attempt to bypass a rival administration in Tripoli.  

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Fear and silence in Libya as divisions deepen

On the surface life looks normal in the Libyan capital. Cafes are bustling with customers sipping cappuccino, while well-stocked shops sell anything from Italian underwear to French cheese. But as in the days of Muammar Gaddafi, m

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8 killed as gunmen storm Tripoli hotel

At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said. It was not immediately clear who staged the attack, but the

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Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Tripoli

Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and UAE embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or major damage. The blasts followed a series of car bombs on Wednesday mainly in towns under t

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Tripoli's new rulers take over govt, oil websites

A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country.

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Sudan warplane with arms cargo in Libya

Libya said a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed faction had entered its airspace to supply a "terrorist group" with ammunition, a government statement said. Sudan conf

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