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Airport in Libya's capital reopens after closure due to clashes

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TRIPOLI The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital reopened on Saturday after a five-day closure caused by deadly clashes that left passenger jets damaged.

Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people toward Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.

World, Italy, Africa Jan 17 2018

Airport in Libya's capital shut for third day after clashes

TRIPOLI The only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli remained shut for a third day on Wednesday after fierce clashes between armed groups damaged planes belonging to all four of the airlines that operate there.

World, Jan 17 2018

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

ROME Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

World, Italy, Jan 16 2018

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI/TUNIS Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison.

World, United Nations Jan 15 2018

Airbus damaged by artillery fire during clashes in Tripoli

TRIPOLI An Airbus A319 passenger jet belonging to Libya's Afriqiyah Airways was damaged by artillery fire during clashes between rival armed groups at Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Monday.

World, Jan 15 2018

Dozens of migrants arrested in east Libya and face deportation

BENGHAZI, Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europe.

World, Africa Jan 11 2018

U.S. welcomes Libya's destruction of chemical weapons stockpile: statement

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile, and also called on Syria to fully eliminate its chemical weapons program.

World, Jan 11 2018

Suspected Islamic State bomber surrenders at Libyan checkpoint: official

TRIPOLI A suspected Islamic State militant driving a car laden with explosives surrendered to Libyan security forces at a checkpoint on Thursday rather than go ahead with an attack in the city of Misrata, a security official said.

World, Jan 11 2018

U.N. endorses elections for Libya by end of 2018

TRIPOLI The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of this year, encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have been registering to vote, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations, Jan 11 2018