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Libya’s migrants risk death, abduction – Middle East Eye


Libya's migrants risk death, abduction
Middle East Eye
Three years after Libya´s former ruler Muammar Gaddafi was toppled and killed, Libya remains in a state of political turmoil that has pushed the country to the brink of civil war. There are two governments and two separate parliaments – one based in

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:46 pm

Indian nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi – Zee News


Times of India

Indian nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi
Zee News
The government has already evacuated nearly 3,000 nationals from Libya after the second wave of violence which started early this year. In August, over 50 Indian nurses from Kerala had returned from Libya. Fighting between rival militias in Tripoli
34 Indian nurses being evacuated from LibyaTimes of India
34 nurses evacuated from strife-torn LibyaThe Indian Express

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:13 am

30 dead and 270 wounded from Libya Dawn’s forces in attack on oil ports – Libya Herald


30 dead and 270 wounded from Libya Dawn's forces in attack on oil ports
Libya Herald
As of Wednesday morning, it was reported that nearly 30 members of Libya Dawn forces had been killed and 270 wounded since the beginning of its “Operation Sunrise” attack on Libya's “Oil Crescent”, where the main oil ports are located. The operation

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 9:42 pm

Libya: UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Libya: UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue
UN News Centre
“In agreeing to take part in this dialogue, all the parties have clearly signalled their determination to spare no effort towards safeguarding Libya's political transition and forging ahead with building a modern democratic state based on the rule of
UN Mission Encouraged By 'Step in the Right Direction' Towards DialogueAllAfrica.com
UNSMIL warns of targeted sanctions against military groupsLibya Herald

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 5:53 pm

Libya’s Conflict Revives Front Lines From The 2011 Civil War – Huffington Post


Reuters

Libya's Conflict Revives Front Lines From The 2011 Civil War
Huffington Post
"We need unity, not divisions," said Mustafa Mohamed, a driver from the Warshefana area near Tripoli, whose house was destroyed in recent fighting. "There is just one Libya, not one for the west and another for the east." (Editing by Patrick Markey and
Libya conflict revives front lines from 2011 civil warReuters
African nations urging action on Libyan crisisTimes of Malta
Libya: A Failed State – AnalysisEurasia Review

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 1:38 pm

Libya Frees Aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian – ABC News


Libya Frees Aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian
ABC News
Libya is mired in its worst fighting since longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown in 2011, leaving the country with two rival governments. In the chaos, arms have flowed from Libya into Africa's Sahel region, home to several militant groups.

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 10:56 am

African leaders urge West to act on Libya – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

African leaders urge West to act on Libya
Aljazeera.com
African leaders have urged the West to intervene in crisis-hit Libya and prevent instability from spreading across the Sahel and destabilising fragile regional governments. Speaking at an African security summit in Senegal on Tuesday, leaders from
Threatened African nations urge western action on Libya crisisReuters UK
African Leaders: West Should Intervene in LibyaABC News
African nations urge western action on Libya crisiswww.worldbulletin.net

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 2:40 am

Oil retreats despite Libyan troubles – Financial Times


Financial Times

Oil retreats despite Libyan troubles
Financial Times
Heavy fighting between forces loyal to Libya's two rival governments have led to the closure of the 350,000 barrel a day Es Sider terminal, cutting exports. Force majeure has been declared on the neighbouring 200,000 b/d Ras Lanuf terminal, even as
Global Oil Prices Rebound as Clashes in Libya Disrupt ExportsWall Street Journal
Oil Rebounds From Five-Year Low as Fighting Curbs OPEC SuppliesBloomberg
Oil jumps most in two weeks as fighting, strike curb OPEC outputFuelFix (blog)
Fortune -Globalnews.ca -Nasdaq
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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 4:18 pm

Libyan troops clash over oil ports Ras Lanuf and Sidra – BBC News


BBC News

Libyan troops clash over oil ports Ras Lanuf and Sidra
BBC News
Rival Libyan troops have clashed over two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure. The Ras Lanuf and Sidra terminals were closed on Saturday after pro-government forces clashed with rival militias who control most
Oil traders are so bearish that they barely noticed when Libya closed two key Quartz
More air strikes near eastern Libyan oil port and border to TunisiaReuters
Libya clashes force oil port closureAljazeera.com
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Posted on 15 December 2014 | 9:40 am

Libya’s biggest oil exporting port closes as fighting intensifies – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Libya's biggest oil exporting port closes as fighting intensifies
Telegraph.co.uk
Abdullah al-Thinni, who is recognised outside of Libya as the legitimate prime minister, retreated from the capital Tripoli and relocated his government into eastern Libya, after an Islamist-dominated group known as Libya Dawn seized Tripoli in August

Posted on 14 December 2014 | 6:16 pm

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya gas exports to Italy down as output goes to local market – NOC

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's gas exports to Italy have fallen due to some production from the North African country's Mellitah plant being redirected for domestic consumption, an official from the state-run energy company NOC said on Thursday. The move follows disruption caused by the shutdown of Es Sider port and nearby fields because of recent fighting in the area. Mellitah is co-owned by Italy …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:22 pm

Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The foreign minister of Tripoli's militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western Libyan airport.

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 10:54 am

Libya conflict revives front lines from 2011 civil war

By Ulf Laessing RAS JDIR, Libya (Reuters) – His Kalashnikov across his back, Libyan soldier Adel Howas rushed to the front line when air strikes targeted his comrades at a border crossing with Tunisia. For Howas, it was a return to familiar territory from 2011 when he joined rebels in a NATO-backed uprising to topple Muammar Gaddafi. But where Howas once fought Gaddafi loyalists on the coast …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 10:24 am

Libya rivals clash over oil ports as EU considers sanctions

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Forces allied to Libya's conflict parties clashed with heavy weapons on Tuesday over control of the country's biggest oil ports in the east as the European Union was considering sanctions on people obstructing U.N.-brokered peace talks. The United Nations had planned to hold this week a second round of talks to end a confrontation between two rival governments …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:48 am

Threatened African nations urge western action on Libya crisis

By John Irish DAKAR (Reuters) – African leaders on Tuesday urged western nations to act to resolve the crisis in Libya which has sent shock waves across the vast arid Sahel band and threatened to destabilise fragile regional governments. More than three years after a French-led NATO military action helped oust Libya's longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, two rival governments are competing for …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 7:46 am

Tripoli-based government releases foreign airmen held in Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's rival government released four air crew members from Ukraine, Russia and Tajikistan who had flown into the North African country from the United Arab Emirates without permission, officials said on Tuesday. Seven crew members were detained on Nov. 14 for bringing in a "suspicious cargo" on behalf of the UAE, the Tripoli-based state news agency said. Libyan news …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 7:55 pm

Libya Imposes Force Majeure on 2 Oil Ports After Clashes

Libya, the holder of Africa’s largest crude reserves, halted exports from two of its biggest oil ports as rival forces battled to control the nation’s main revenue source.

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 6:24 pm

U.N. Sahel envoy says Libya turmoil could destabilise neighbours

By John Irish DAKAR (Reuters) – The United Nations special envoy to the Sahel region said on Monday talks to resolve a crisis in Libya had stalled and warned several countries in the region risked being destabilised unless it was resolved quickly. Hiroute Gebre Selassie said instability in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert had worsened due to the fragile state of regional governments …

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 3:46 pm

U.N. Sahel envoy says Libya turmoil could destabilize neighbors

By John Irish DAKAR (Reuters) – The United Nations special envoy to the Sahel region said on Monday talks to resolve a crisis in Libya had stalled and warned several countries in the region risked being destabilized unless it was resolved quickly. Hiroute Gebre Selassie said instability in the Sahel region south of the Sahara desert had worsened due to the fragile state of regional governments …

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 2:53 pm

Libya Islamists press advance on key oil region

Islamist fighters clashed with pro-government forces for the second consecutive day Sunday as they pressed an advance on a key oil region in eastern Libya, sources on both sides reported. Separately, at least 17 Fajr Libya militiamen were killed in an air strike by pro-government forces near the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia, a military source told AFP. Fajr Libya, an anti-government …

Posted on 14 December 2014 | 9:09 pm