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Ahmed Elumami

Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging U.N. ceasefire talks

Feb 19 2020

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

Feb 18 2020

TRIPOLI/CAIRO Libya's internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, killing three people and almost hitting a highly explosive gas tanker.

Libya's Haftar makes push in western Libya

Jan 26 2020

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar sought on Sunday to open a new front by moving forces towards the city of Misrata, which is allied to the country's internationally recognised government, officials and residents said.

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Jan 17 2020

BERLIN/TRIPOLI Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said. | Video

Libya ceasefire call brings lull in heavy fighting

Jan 12 2020

TRIPOLI A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes on Sunday, though both warring factions accused each other of violating the truce as skirmishes continued around the capital Tripoli.

Libya's NOC may evacuate Zawiya refinery due to fighting nearby

Dec 28 2019

TRIPOLI Libyan state oil firm NOC is considering the closure of its western Zawiya port and evacuating staff from the refinery located there due to clashes nearby, a statement said on Saturday.

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request: Erdogan

Dec 26 2019

ANKARA/TRIPOLI Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. | Video

Flights resume at Libya's Mitiga airport in Tripoli

Dec 12 2019

TRIPOLI Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.

Air strike hits biscuit factory in Libyan capital, killing 10

Nov 18 2019

TRIPOLI/CAIRO At least ten workers were killed and 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory in Libya on Monday in what a senior U.N official said was a possible war crime.

Property prices soar in Libya's capital as displaced seek housing

Nov 13 2019

TRIPOLI Since fleeing his southern Tripoli home seven months ago with his pregnant wife and daughter, Moataz Saleh al-Fagih has been staying for free in an apartment provided by his employer.

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