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Islamists declare ‘Islamic emirate’ in east Libya – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Islamists declare 'Islamic emirate' in east Libya
Al-Arabiya
Libya's Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an “Islamic emirate,” the group's representative said. Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted by the United States over
Foreigners Flee Libya ViolenceAllAfrica.com

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 10:51 am

STEPHEN GLOVER: I’m afraid the bitter truth is Iraq and Libya were better off … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

STEPHEN GLOVER: I'm afraid the bitter truth is Iraq and Libya were better off
Daily Mail
The tragic events in Gaza and Ukraine may be dominating the news, but even more terrible things are happening in Libya and Iraq. In both cases a naive and stupendously ill-conceived Western foreign policy is almost entirely to blame. Many western …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 5:24 am

UK embassy in Libya remains open as French flee fierce fighting – The Guardian


The Guardian

UK embassy in Libya remains open as French flee fierce fighting
The Guardian
With Libya's government having all but collapsed, there is understood to be disquiet among some British officials over the decision to remain in the capital. The British ambassador Michael Aron, said there were no plans to evacuate, tweeting: "Rumour
France evacuates French and British expats from LibyaBBC News
Fighting in Libya threatens Western efforts to help its democracyWashington Post
Worker beheaded, Filipina nurse raped in LibyaNews24
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 6:15 pm

‘Dozens of bodies’ at captured base in Benghazi, Libya – BBC News


BBC News

'Dozens of bodies' at captured base in Benghazi, Libya
BBC News
At least 35 bodies have been recovered from a Libyan military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias, the Libyan Red Crescent says. The special forces base in Benghazi was captured on Tuesday, after two days of intense fighting. Libya has been …
Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepensReuters UK
Violence in Libya is the worst it's been since the NATO interventionVox
Deadly Libya Violence Pushes Country Toward 'Failed State'NBCNews.com
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 5:43 pm

Nearly 50 French and British expats evacuated from Libya – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Nearly 50 French and British expats evacuated from Libya
Telegraph.co.uk
However, despite a warning issued by the French government on Monday stating that French nationals still in Libya should leave immediately, many people holding both French and Libyan passports have decided to remain in the country, according to …

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 5:15 pm

Libya: France evacuates French and British nationals in Libya as fighting … – The Independent


The Independent

Libya: France evacuates French and British nationals in Libya as fighting
The Independent
Following the evacuation, US spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Due to the on-going violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the US Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 2:01 pm

Civil war in Libya has been deepening – Belfast Telegraph


Belfast Telegraph

Civil war in Libya has been deepening
Belfast Telegraph
It has taken part in a series of Invest Northern Ireland missions to markets in Africa and the Gulf states and has kept strong ties to Libya despite the ongoing turmoil. This week the Foreign Office warned that Britons should leave Libya immediately

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:41 am

After Iraq, nurses stuck in Libya fresh worry for govt – Times of India


Times of India

After Iraq, nurses stuck in Libya fresh worry for govt
Times of India
NEW DELHI: As fighting between militias loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist forces escalates, India remains diplomatically hard-pressed to ensure the safe return of close to 6000 Indian nationals stuck in the strife-torn country. Among those

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 5:05 am

Libya militias seize Benghazi special forces base – BBC News


BBC News

Libya militias seize Benghazi special forces base
BBC News
A special forces base in the Libyan city of Benghazi has been seized by militias, fighters and officials say. The site was captured by Islamist-led militias after days of fighting in the eastern city, officials said. Meanwhile, Italy has offered to

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 2:55 am

Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies
The Guardian
Western countries urged their citizens to leave Libya yesterday, as the country descended further into civil war and British diplomats came under fire. As fighting raged across the country leaving 59 dead, Britain warned against travel to Libya, and
British embassy staff fired at during carjacking bid as they flee Libya in Daily Mail
Leave Libya now, Foreign Office tells BritonsBBC News
British Embassy Convoy Attacked In LibyaSky News
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Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:12 pm

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

'Black Hole for Security': Libya Teeters on Brink of Collapse

Libya has descended into its deadliest fighting since 2011, pushing it close to collapse and to what experts say could become a "failed state."

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 10:11 am

China evacuates hundreds of workers in Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, the Philippines said it had chartered a ship to take up to 1,000 Filipinos to Malta. Cutajar said 150 foreign workers, mostly Filipinos, had arrived in Malta on Tuesday on flights from Mitiga airport near Tripoli …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 9:48 am

Libya burns as militias vie for control

Tripoli residents have fled intense violence, as armed groups agree to a temporary ceasefire in the Libyan capital.

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 8:03 am

Philippines to ferry workers out of Libya after beheading, rape

The Philippines is to charter ferries to speed up the removal of 13,000 nationals from Libya, officials said Thursday a day after a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped there. The foreign ministry on Thursday confirmed the sexual assault of the woman in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday. "We condemn these crimes that have been committed against our people," President Benigno Aquino's …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 7:55 am

China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday. Cutajar is heading a crisis centre to cater for the fallout from the unrest in Libya. China has urged all its nationals to leave Libya. About 1,000 Chinese citizens have left since May but another 1,100 or so remain, China's state-run …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 6:28 am

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. Libya's Red Crescent said it had recovered the bodies of 35 soldiers from the base. Fighting in Benghazi has claimed about another 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 2:11 am

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:46 pm

Libya says its oilfields are safe from the fighting

Libya is pumping crude oil at around 500,000 barrels per day and all its oilfields are secure despite continued violence, an official from the Libyan Oil Ministry said on Tuesday. Intense fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi, where many oil ports are based, and battles between rival militias in the capital Tripoli have pushed Libya deeper into chaos after two weeks of the fiercest violence …

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:10 pm

Libya oil depot fire: Officials call for international help

A Libya oil depot fire spread uncontrolled Monday, after the oil depot was caught in the middle of militias battling for control of an airfield. The Libya oil depot fire had spread to a second depot by Monday afternoon, according to the government. 

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:09 pm

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid rising violence

Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit. Washington evacuated its embassy staff on Saturday, with Secretary of State John Kerry warning the mission had faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting between …

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 9:30 am