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Exclusive: Libyan steel maker plans $1 billion tender in July, output hike in 2019

Jun 19 2019

MISRATA, Libya The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco), one of North Africa's biggest steelmakers, plans to launch a tender next month worth $1 billion to build two new plants and also aims to increase production this year, its chairman said.

Libya PM Serraj will not sit down with rival Haftar to end war

Jun 16 2019

TRIPOLI Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj said on Sunday he was not prepared to sit down with eastern commander Khalifa Haftar to negotiate an end to the two-month offensive against Tripoli.

Total, other foreign firms seek to renew Libya licenses

Jun 14 2019

TRIPOLI France's Total and other foreign firms have started to renew their business licenses with Libya's internationally recognized government to keep operating in the country, the Tripoli-based economy minister told Reuters.

Tripoli's children struggle to study as war reaches the capital

Jun 13 2019

TRIPOLI For 13-year-old Taha Aboud, who dreams of becoming an engineer, war in Libya's capital Tripoli has meant his family fleeing their home and him missing studies as they searched for a new school.

UPDATE 1-Libya's NOC says 80 soldiers entered Ras Lanuf terminal, taken over building

Jun 13 2019

TRIPOLI, June 13 - Military forces led by an eastern commander have entered the Ras Lanuf terminal and commandeered a building and meals for oil workers, Libya's state oil firm NOC said on Thursday, warning it could withdraw its staff from the port for security reasons.

Shutting up shop: Libyan conflict squeezes southern Tunisia

Jun 10 2019

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia Standing in his one-room store between tables stacked with brightly colored t-shirts and jeans, Fathi Mars gestures in despair.

Snatched selfies along Libya's frontline point to long war

May 10 2019

TRIPOLI Fighters allied to Libya's U.N.-backed government posted selfies from a barracks one day last month to mark their progress in a battle for Tripoli.

Libya's Haftar orders troops to fight harder during Ramadan

May 05 2019

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI Eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson, because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war.

Stalemate persists in Tripoli after overnight fighting, more civilians flee

May 03 2019

TRIPOLI Fighting raged in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, with neither faction able to secure gains as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week, killing almost 400 people and displacing 50,000.

Beans or brioche: breakfast is divisive in Libyan conflict

May 03 2019

TRIPOLI Coffee and a pastry covered in chocolate, honey and almonds or a savory bean stew sandwich with juice or a fizzy drink.

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