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Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi in escalating Libya turmoil

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BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting.

At least 30 people killed in Libya's Benghazi in heavy fighting

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources said.

World, 9:45am EDT

Canada temporarily pulls diplomats out of Libya amid fighting

OTTAWA - Canada is temporarily pulling its diplomats out of conflict-torn Libya due to fears about their safety, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, 8:44am EDT

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

TRIPOLI - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. | Video

World, United Nations, 4:01am EDT

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

TRIPOLI - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. | Video

World, United Nations, 28 Jul 2014

Libya is paying for legal defense of al Qaeda suspect al-Liby: filings

NEW YORK - The Libyan government is paying to defend alleged senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby against U.S. terrorism charges, according to court filings unsealed on Monday.

World, 28 Jul 2014

Blaze at fuel tanks near Tripoli’s airport out of control: NOC spokesman

TRIPOLI - The huge fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli’s international airport that has been ignited by rockets attack is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area, the National Oil Company (NOC) spokesman said on Monday.

World, 28 Jul 2014

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. | Video

World, United Nations, 27 Jul 2014

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

WASHINGTON - If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could be politically hazardous for President Barack Obama.

France urges nationals to leave Libya due to security situation

PARIS - France on Sunday called on all French nationals to leave Libya, which in the last two weeks has descended into its deadliest violence since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

World, 27 Jul 2014