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Libya's oil recovery may be short-lived

A comeback by Libya's oil industry may be short-lived as a confrontation between armed groups risks splitting the country three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Oil production has risen to 650,000 barrels per day (bpd)

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UAE, Egypt carried out Tripoli air strikes, says US

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, US officials said late on Monday. The officials said the two Arab countr

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Libya's ex-parliament reconvenes, picks new PM

The former Libyan parliament replaced in national elections in June reconvened on Monday to elect an Islamist-backed deputy as prime minister, challenging the authority of the turbulent country's new legislature. The old Gener

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Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosi

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Libyan forces seize Tripoli airport

Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said. Pictures on social media purportedly showed Misrata fighters ce

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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. "The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ay

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Libya calls for UN aid to quell militia fighting

Libya's parliament on Wednesday voted to disband the country's militia brigades and called on the United Nations to protect civilians in an effort to end the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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First oil sails from Libya's Ras Lanuf

An oil tanker carrying 670,000 barrels of crude has left Libya's Ras Lanuf oil terminal, the first shipment since the port was reopened following a year of blockades by armed protesters, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corporation sai

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Libya parliament agrees direct presidential election

Libya's new parliament agreed on Tuesday that the next president would be elected by popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new parliament will open s

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Hyundai, Doosan suspend Libya plant work

South Korea groups Hyundai and Doosan have suspended construction of a 1,400 megawatt Libyan power plant in the town of Sirte because of security concerns, the plant managing director and a town council spokesman said. "It is

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