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Eastern Libyan lawmakers not to join Geneva talks

Feb 24 2020

GENEVA/BENGHAZI, Libya Lawmakers based in areas of eastern Libya controlled by military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they would not participate for now in peace talks with politicians allied to the internationally recognized government.

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.

Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict

Feb 17 2020

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, eastern factions close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from Africa's largest petroleum reserves.

Libya's rival factions dig in for long conflict

Feb 17 2020

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from Africa's largest petroleum reserves.

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Feb 12 2020

BENGHAZI, Libya/CAIRO Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the internationally recognized government said on Wednesday.

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.

Libya peace talks in Moscow fall short of ceasefire deal

Jan 13 2020

MOSCOW/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an open-ended ceasefire to end a nine-month war over the capital Tripoli.

Turkey, Russia seek Libya ceasefire on Jan. 12 as rivals clash

Jan 08 2020

ISTANBUL/BENGHAZI, Libya Turkey and Russia urged Libya's warring parties on Wednesday to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes in a conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement and concern.

Libyan commander Haftar's forces say they have taken Sirte

Jan 06 2020

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes.

Young Libyans train as pastry chefs as state jobs dry up

Dec 30 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya After several attempts at landing a job in Libya's state oil industry, 22-year-old engineering graduate Belghasem Abdulsalam decided to make a living baking cakes.

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