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ISIL advances in Libya's Misrata

Aljazeera.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Advances by the Islamic State of the Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group along the southern coast of Libya's third largest city of Misrata have prompted armed groups in the city to deploy militiamen to counter the offensive.
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Mortar Shells Hit Pro-Army Rally in Eastern Libya; 3 Killed

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Benghazi is Libya's second largest city and home to the 2011 uprising that descended into a full-scale civil war that led to the killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Most UK forces in Libya 'would be there for protection'

The Guardian - ‎May 5, 2016‎
A defence source said it would take the British force about three months from receiving an invitation from the new Libyan government to full deployment.

WHO expresses great concern over newborn deaths in Libya

World Health Organization - ‎12 hours ago‎
6 May 2016, Tunis, Tunisia -- WHO expresses great concern over the death of 12 newborns in the Sabah Medical Centre neonatal intensive care unit in Sabha, southern Libya. The deaths occurred as a result of a bacterial infection and lack of specialized ...

Italy ponders military intervention in Libya

The Economist - ‎May 5, 2016‎
NO COUNTRY has more to gain from ending the chaos in Libya than Italy, the former colonial power. Italy is the natural destination for migrants setting off from Libya—and an obvious target for Islamic State (IS) terrorists based there, who have ...
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Dutch foreign minister in Libya to show support for UN-backed gov't

AfricaNews - ‎14 hours ago‎
Libya's UN-backed unity government has continued to receive the support of the international community. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders flew to Tripoli on Thursday accompanied by Dutch Ambassador to Libya and other officials from the Dutch foreign ...
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US oil ends 1.2 pct higher; Canada fire, Libya violence threaten supply

CNBC - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Oil price gains eased after jumping as much as 3 percent on Thursday, as a raging wildfire near Canada's oil sands region and escalating Libyan violence raised worries about immediate oil supplies. The wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada ...

WHO Raises Concerns After 12 Newborns Die in Southern Libya

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
World Health Organization says the babies died of a bacterial infection and lack of specialized medical staff at the neonatal center in Sabha province, the only one providing neonatal care in the vast southern Libyan region. The babies died in mid-April.
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After ISIS, Normal Life Slowly Returns to the Streets of a Libyan City

Newsweek - ‎May 5, 2016‎
In April, fighters from the Shura Council—a coalition of Islamist militias linked to Al-Qaeda in the eastern Libyan city of Derna—and the Libyan military both claimed responsibility for the ousting of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) from ...

Islamic State expanding its activities into Libya, Afghanistan, Europe - Russian UN envoy

TASS - ‎1 hour ago‎
UNITED NATIONS, May 7. /TASS/. Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, is uncontrollably expanding its zone of activity into Libya, Afghanistan and Europe, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitally Churkin said ...
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'Too busy' Cameron won't show for Libya 'sh*t-show' war inquiry

RT - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Despite being the driving force behind the war, which plunged Libya into its current chaos, Cameron said in his written response to the committee that the likes of Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond had already given a “good deal of evidence” to cover ...

Malta considering role in training of Libya coastguards

Times of Malta - ‎15 hours ago‎
Speaking during a courtesy visit with General Mikhail Kostarakos, chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC), who is on an official visit to Malta, the minister said Libya's return to stability and normality was very high on Malta's agenda.

Five soldiers killed in ISIL attack in Libya

www.worldbulletin.net - ‎17 hours ago‎
Libyan military sources said in condition of anonymity due to the restriction of speaking to media that two soldiers were killed in a ISIL car bomb attack in the Abu Grain region, at a check point of the National Reconciliation Government's forces ...
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Tunisia-Libya border trade will resume 'very soon': Tunisia

Middle East Eye - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Tunisia is confident that trade at the main border crossing with Libya will resume "very soon," local authorities said on Wednesday, nearly a week after the Libyan side imposed a blockade. "This problem will be resolved very soon," Tahar Matmati, the ...
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Moscow urges political forces in Libya to organize work of national power bodies

TASS - ‎May 5, 2016‎
MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Moscow calls on the political forces in Libya to organize the work of the national bodies of power, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after a meeting of the Russian president's special envoy for the Middle East and ...

Most UK Troops Going to Libya for 'Protection'

Antiwar.com - ‎21 hours ago‎
As Britain continues to draw up its plans to participate in an Italian-led invasion of Libya, political figures continue to maintain that the mission will officially be a “training” mission, and not one of combat.

Timing not yet right for Libya intervention, Italy says

Washington Post - ‎May 4, 2016‎
ROME - Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, one of the central figures in allied deliberations on war-torn Libya, said Wednesday that the conditions are not yet right to launch a Western military operation to help stabilize that country.
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Malta PM makes lightening visit to Libya

Salon - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Muscat said the two countries agreed to set up technical commissions to work on illegal migration and energy issues. The possibility of Air Malta resuming flights to Libya was also discussed. Malta wants to re-open its embassy in Libya but first wants ...
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More than 100 migrants die in Libya to Italy weekend shipwrecks

Reuters - ‎May 3, 2016‎
GENEVA An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
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