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

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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

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence'

TRIPOLI - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

Grieving Dutch minister made Europe re-think Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS - When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.

Lufthansa to resume flights to Tel Aviv on Saturday

FRANKFURT - Germany's Lufthansa said it would resume flights to Israel's Tel Aviv airport on Saturday July 26, lifting a ban imposed in response to fears that rockets being fired from the Gaza strip could pose a threat to aircraft.

World, Germany, Israel 25 Jul 2014

Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott

SYDNEY - Australia will send 100 additional police and some defense force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. | Video

Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

TRIPOLI - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed around 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting.

World, Libya 24 Jul 2014

U.S. airlines focus on investor returns as industry profits

- Major U.S. airlines posted earnings gains on Thursday, aided by higher airfares and summer demand, and the two largest carriers announced moves to return more cash to investors.

24 Jul 2014

American Air sets first dividend since 1980 as profit rises

- American Airlines Group said Thursday it will pay its first dividend since 1980 and buy back stock as it reported improved second-quarter earnings.

24 Jul 2014

US Airways to resume Tel Aviv flights, other airlines wait

TEL AVIV - US Airways said it would resume flights to Israel later on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted a ban imposed two days ago when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport.

Malaysian airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says ICAO

OTTAWA - The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the U.N. civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts.