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Tunisia denies working with Washington over ISIS in Libya: defense official – Asharq Alawsat English


Asharq Alawsat English

Tunisia denies working with Washington over ISIS in Libya: defense official
Asharq Alawsat English
The Tunisian government last week shut down the two main border crossings with Libya to contain potential threats from its southern border and raised the level of military and security alert across the country during presidential elections that were

Posted on 29 November 2014 | 12:20 am

ICC chief prosecutor says difficult access hinders Libya probe – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

ICC chief prosecutor says difficult access hinders Libya probe
Al-Arabiya
Although the ICC does not have detailed information due to difficulties of ground access in Libya, “it is clear from all the public reports that are available that the crimes of torture, of killings, these are crimes that could potentially fall within

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 10:14 pm

Libya’s Haftar vows to ‘take Tripoli’ from Islamists – Al-Arabiya


International Business Times UK

Libya's Haftar vows to 'take Tripoli' from Islamists
Al-Arabiya
The Islamists of Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) are not difficult to fight, no more so than the Islamic State at Derna,” the town in the east of the war-torn country which has become a base for militants affiliated to the extremist group who control swathes
Anti-Islamist commander killed in east Libyagulfnews.com
Anti-Islamist Commander Khalifa Haftar Killed in East LibyaNDTV

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 7:32 pm

ISIS opens new front in North Africa after two extremist groups in Libya and … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

ISIS opens new front in North Africa after two extremist groups in Libya and
Daily Mail
Islamic State's barbaric uprising in Iraq and Syria is gaining traction in North Africa where extremists are now 'mimicking its rhetoric and brutality', security experts have warned. Rebel networks in Libya and Egypt have been pledging allegiance to
Islamic State opening front in North AfricaWashington Times

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 6:20 pm

Rival PM: Struggle Over Libya’s Oil Risks Breaking up Country – Voice of America


Voice of America

Rival PM: Struggle Over Libya's Oil Risks Breaking up Country
Voice of America
Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two. Libya has had two
Libya's rival governments' attempts at controlling the National Oil IHS Jane’s 360

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 4:12 pm

Struggle over Libya’s oil risks breaking up country: rival PM – Reuters


Reuters

Struggle over Libya's oil risks breaking up country: rival PM
Reuters
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two.
OPEC picks a side in Libya's Battle of the GovernmentsMiddle East Eye
Libya's rival oil minister wants to attend OPEC meetingReuters UK
Libyan women struggle to join the workforceAljazeera.com

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Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:42 pm

Libya diner bombed after graphic video on social media – BBC News


Libya diner bombed after graphic video on social media
BBC News
Illegal migrants in Libya frequently complain about abuse against them by bosses and at the hands of militias. The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli says while it is unclear what motivated the act of defiling the food, the video has also triggered conspiracy

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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 3:12 pm

Libya: Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents – Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Libya: Extremists Terrorizing Derna Residents
Human Rights Watch
Since May, an armed conflict between forces allied with the elected Libyan government based in Tobruk and led by General Khalifa Hiftar and Islamist militias has engulfed eastern Libya. In and around Derna, in addition to the powerful Islamic Shura
Islamic State group gains toehold in Libya, experts sayDaily Mail
IS gains ground in Libya town: expertsMiddle East Eye
Libya Rank On Global Terrorism Index Increases Amid Escalating Violence In International Business Times
The Times of Israel -Channel News Asia -Sputnik International
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Posted on 27 November 2014 | 8:00 am

Libyan PM says Tripoli bombing will stop when extremists surrender – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libyan PM says Tripoli bombing will stop when extremists surrender
The Guardian
Libya's prime minister has refused a UN call to halt two days of air strikes against rebel-held positions in Tripoli as the country's civil war escalates. The bombing has seen the city's Mitiga airport shut down, worsening a conflict that has already
Bombs Hit Sole Civilian Airport in Libyan CapitalNew York Times
Libya air strike hits Tripoli's last functioning airportBBC News
Unidentified jet strikes Libya airportAljazeera.com
NBCNews.com -ABC News -Reuters
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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:57 am

Court issues warrant for Libya’s Haftar – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Court issues warrant for Libya's Haftar
Aljazeera.com
"The only way to resolve the current crisis is through dialogue," Ban said, citing "full confidence" in his special envoy, Bernardino Leon, who is seeking to broker talks on a ceasefire deal. Libya's various militias and the internationally recognised

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 10:37 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya strongman vows to 'take Tripoli' from Islamists

An anti-Islamist former Libyan general, Khalifa Haftar, said Friday he has given himself two weeks to take Benghazi and three months to recapture the capital Tripoli.

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 10:50 pm

Struggle over Libya's oil risks breaking up country: rival PM

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two. Libya has had two governments competing for power since August when a group called Operation Libya Dawn, which opponents say …

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:40 pm

Libya rival govt warns buyers against bypassing NOC oil firm

(Adds more comments from statement, context of conflict) By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Libya's parallel government controlling the capital will take legal action against buyers of oil bypassing the Tripoli-based state oil firm National Oil Corporation (NOC), its oil ministry said on Thursday. In a growing confrontation for control of the North African state, Libya has two rival …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 6:43 pm

Libya's recognized government appoints new chairman of state oil firm

By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) – Libya's internationally recognized government has appointed a new head of state National Oil Corp (NOC) handling oil exports, a deputy premier said on Wednesday, as a political conflict over control of the country is hitting the vital energy sector. The embattled government, working out of a small city in the east after losing control of the capital Tripoli …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 11:42 am

Libya's recognised government appoints new chairman of state oil firm

By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) – Libya's internationally recognised government has appointed a new head of state National Oil Corp (NOC) handling oil exports, a deputy premier said on Wednesday, as a political conflict over control of the country is hitting the vital energy sector. The embattled government, working out of a small city in the east after losing control of the capital Tripoli …

Posted on 27 November 2014 | 7:18 am

Exclusive: Libya's rival oil minister wants to attend OPEC meeting

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's rival government wants to send its appointed oil minister to the OPEC summit in Vienna this week and will refuse to comply with any production decisions if it is denied access, the minister said. Libya has two cabinets and parliaments vying for legitimacy since a rival group took control of the capital Tripoli in August, installing its own prime …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 2:02 pm

Libya's recognised government says sending its own OPEC delegation

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya's internationally-recognised government based in the east will send its own delegation to a meeting of OPEC oil producers in Vienna, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "A …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 1:04 pm

Libya's recognized government says sending its own OPEC delegation

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya's internationally-recognized government based in the east will send its own delegation to a meeting of OPEC oil producers in Vienna, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "A delegation of three persons has been formed to represent Libya at the OPEC meeting," government spokesman Mohammed Bazaza said. Earlier the oil minister of a rival government controlling Tripoli …

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 1:02 pm

Libya's rival ruler could ban UN envoy, complicating peace talks

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart. The North African oil producer has had two governments since August when a group called Operation Libya Dawn, whose opponents say is supported …

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:23 am

Libya's rival ruler could ban U.N. envoy, complicating peace talks

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart. The North African oil producer has had two governments since August when a group called Operation Libya Dawn, whose opponents say is supported …

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 10:42 am