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Car bomb explodes in central Tripoli, near Italy embassy: security official

TRIPOLI A car bomb exploded late on Saturday close to the recently re-opened Italian embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said.

Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former interior minister: officials

BENGHAZI, Libya A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed one person on Friday and wounded 13, including former interior minister Ashour Shuwail, security and medical officials said.

World, Jan 20 2017

EU needs Turkish-style migration deal on Libya: Maltese PM

BRUSSELS The European Union needs to reach a deal on curbing the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats from Libya to Italy, the prime minister of Malta, holder of the EU's rotating presidency, said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Italy, Jan 18 2017

East Libyan forces claim control of Islamist holdout in Benghazi

BENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Tuesday they had gained control over one of the last pockets of resistance held by Islamist-dominated opponents in Benghazi.

World, Jan 17 2017

UK top court says ex-Libyan rebel commander can sue former minister

LONDON A former Libyan Islamist commander, who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya, was given permission on Tuesday to sue the British government and its former foreign secretary.

World, Jan 17 2017

Russia turns to Libya with show of support for eastern commander

TUNIS A visit to a Russian aircraft carrier by Libya's Khalifa Haftar has given the eastern–based commander a symbolic boost while also signaling Moscow's interest in a greater role in the region following its intervention in Syria.

World, China, Russia, Jan 17 2017

Bodies of five migrants found off Spain's southern coast

MADRID Five migrants have been found dead off the southern Spanish coast this weekend, a Spanish police spokeswoman said on Sunday, after another at least eight were discovered off the coast of Libya on Saturday.

World, Jan 15 2017

Blackout hits western and southern Libya

TRIPOLI Western Libya was plunged into darkness late on Saturday as a blackout already affecting the south spread to the capital, Tripoli, and other major cities, the national power company said.

World, Jan 14 2017

Scores of migrants feared dead, 13 bodies found in Mediterranean

ROME At least eight migrants died when their boat overturned off the coast of Libya on Saturday but the death toll may be much higher, the Italian coastguard said.

World, Jan 14 2017

Libya not accepting Italy migrant deal: EU presidency Malta

VALLETTA Libya's U.N.-backed government has not accepted proposals by Rome aimed at cutting migrant flows to Italy and the two sides are "far apart" on the issue, Malta's foreign minister said on Friday.

World, Italy, Jan 13 2017