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East Libyan forces say they have full control of El Sharara oilfield

15 February 2019, 10:42 AM

Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya’s biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesperson said, in a challenge to the internationally recognised government in Tripoli.

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, arrives to attend an international conference.

East Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

11 February 2019, 5:25 AM

A jet from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation […]

Emad Al-Sayah, Chairman of Libya's High National Election Commission (HNEC), speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya December 6, 2018

Libyan election commission says needs budget for February constitution vote

7 December 2018, 6:42 AM

Western powers and the United Nations hope Libya will hold a national election by June after a referendum on a constitutional framework to chart a way out of a conflict stemming from the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Migrant flows slows down in Libyan former smuggling hub

27 November 2018, 12:07 PM

Sabratha, 75 km west of the capital Tripoli where people smugglers exploited gang lawlessness for years, was the main launchpad on Libya’s Mediterranean coast for Italy-bound migrants, with the flow peaking in 2016 and early 2017.

Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off container ship

21 November 2018, 11:16 AM

Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, rights groups and a coast guard commander said.

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