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Misrata (Libya)

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  • Premature to call Gadhafi's fall a policy vindication

    The mob that could not contain itself or wait to put Moammar Gadhafi on trial — that instead presided over his bloody end — is cut from the same cloth as their former dictator. They cannot possibly preside over Libya's affairs gently or...
  • Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

    Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Combat...
  • Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city. A first attacker...
  • After clashes, rush after some Tripoli flights resume

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier. Local carriers have...
  • Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end airport fighting

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said on Thursday. The news, if confirmed by the rival militia,...
  • Libyan air controllers strike to protest against airport shelling

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Air controllers in western Libya have gone on strike to protest the shelling of Tripoli's main airport, halting flights in much of the oil-producing country, a government official said on Thursday. The strike puts pressure on rival...
  • Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

    U.S. embassy evacuated as Tripoli becomes 'war zone'
    Amid enveloping chaos in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli has been shut down and its staff taken to safety in neighboring Tunisia, the State Department said Saturday. The embassy is near the area where some of the heaviest fighting has occurred, and...
  • Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

    Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
    A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...
  • Libya's general in his labyrinth

    Libya's general in his labyrinth
    Libya is in the throes of its worst violence since the 2011 revolution, thrusting the country into a new phase of its troubled transition and posing new challenges for the United States. A retired general, Khalifa Haftar, leading a diverse coalition...
  • Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament

    Libya elects a prime minister in chaotic session of parliament
    Libya has a new prime minister. But in keeping with months of chaos in the North African nation, the events leading up to Sunday’s swearing-in were confusing and turbulent. Ahmed Matiq, an Islamist-leaning businessman from the economically...
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  • Italy arrests Tunisian in migrant ship tragedy, plans state funeral

    Italy arrests Tunisian in migrant ship tragedy, plans state funeral
    Italian authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Tunisian with a reported history of human smuggling in last week's deadly sinking of a boat packed with some 500 Africans migrants trying to reach Europe, according to media reports. Khaled Ben Salem was...