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Libyan youth group will shut oilfields unless demands met: statement

BENGHAZI, Libya A group of Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, a statement said on Sunday.

Benghazi's displaced: a litmus test for Libya

TRIPOLI With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.

World, United Nations, May 17 2018

Tears and joy as Egyptian Christians killed in Libya laid to rest

AL-OUR, EGYPT Tears mixed with joy on Tuesday as the remains of 20 Christians were laid to rest in Egypt's Minya province more than three years after they were kidnapped and beheaded in Libya in an attack that provoked rare Egyptian air strikes.

World, Egypt, May 15 2018

Haftar's forces make push on opposition-held Libyan city of Derna

BENGHAZI, Libya Forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar attacked opposition targets in the eastern city of Derna on Tuesday using aircraft and artillery, taking a wheat silo and villages on the outskirts, military officials said.

World, United Nations, May 15 2018

Bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya arrive in Egypt

MISRATA, Libya/CAIRO The bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya by Islamic State in 2015 were flown back to Cairo on Monday, Egyptian state television reported.

World, Egypt, May 14 2018

UK apologizes to Libyan ex-rebel and wife over role in 2004 rendition

LONDON Britain has apologized to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained and the husband was tortured by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen.

World, May 10 2018

UK apologizes to Libyan ex-rebel and wife over role in 2004 rendition

LONDON Britain has apologized to Libyan former rebel Abdul Hakim Belhadj and his wife Fatima Boudchar over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition from Thailand to Libya, where Belhadj was then tortured by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen.

World, May 10 2018

U.N. resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger

TRIPOLI The U.N. refugee agency is resuming evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.

World, Africa May 09 2018

Nigerian migrants sue Italy for aiding Libyan coast guard

ROME Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya's efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, United Nations, Italy, May 08 2018

Two dead in car bombing at checkpoint near Libya's oil crescent: official

BENGHAZI, Libya Two people were killed and four wounded in a car bombing claimed by Islamic State at a checkpoint west of Libya's biggest oil ports on Tuesday, a senior security official said.

World, May 08 2018