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Libya PM warns foreign forces may act to halt chaos

TRIPOLI- Prime Minister Ali Zeidan warned Libyans of the possibility of foreign powers intervening unless the country's current chaos ends, in an appeal Sunday aimed at rallying his campaign against militias. "The international community cannot tolerate a state in the middle of the Mediterranean that is a source of violence, terrorism and murder," said Zeidan. Citing the example of Iraq, he warned against " ...

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Two die in Libya as militias clash in capital

By Imed Lamloum Tripoli — At least two people died in overnight clashes between militias in the centre of the Libyan capital, the health ministry said Friday, terrorising residents and underlining the country's instability. The fighting that erupted late Thursday was the latest sign of the growing lawlessness that has plagued Libya since NATO-backed rebels overthrew and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhaf ...

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Clashes kill five in Libya

TRIPOLI– Conflict escalates after death of Libyan rebel leader Nuri Feryuan on Monday. Five people were killed and 22 wounded in clashes between militiamen and Libyan forces in capital Tripoli late Thursday. The conflict erupted in Tripoli a few days ago after the death of rebel commander Nuri Feryuan. Clashes have then intensified in the Zawiyat al-Dahmani and Suq al-Juma neighbourhoods of eastern Tripoli. ...

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Militia tries to storm Tripoli district, one killed

TRIPOLI- Violence erupted when militiamen from Misrata tried to storm an eastern Tripoli district to revenge the death of their commander. Violent clashes erupted between militiamen and Libyan forces in capital Tripoli late Thursday, killing one person and wounding 11 others. The violence erupted when militiamen from the western city of Misrata tried to storm the eastern Suq al-Juma district of Tripoli to r ...

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Libya militias clash after leader dies: security official

TRIPOLI - Members of two Libyan militias clashed in Tripoli Thursday after the death of one of their leaders, witnesses and security officials said as intense gunfire could be heard in the capital. The clashes erupted after militia chief Nuri Friwan died from wounds he incurred at a checkpoint manned by former rebels from Soug al-Jomaa, an eastern Tripoli district. To avenge his death armed members of the M ...

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Denmark, UK to provide training for Libyan soldiers

COPENHAGEN- Danish Minister of Defense Nicolai Wammen declared that Danish and British soldiers would train Libyan soldiers in the United Kingdom (UK). Wammen issued a statement saying about 60 Danish soldiers would provide training for Libyan soldiers upon proposal of the UK in 2014. The training project was demanded by Libyan authority, which would contribute to reformation of Libya, said the minister. In ...

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ENI warns may stop gas exports from Libya to Italy

ROME - Protesters have blocked access to a major gas terminal in Libya, the head of Italian oil and gas giant ENI said Wednesday, warning it may be forced to stop exports to Italy altogether. ENI is the biggest foreign oil company in Libya and runs a pipeline to Sicily from the Mellitah gas terminal in the troubled country. "What we are worried about at the moment is the Mellitah terminal, which has been at ...

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Kadhafi’s jailed son appears on Libya TV

Tripoli — Slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court, has appeared on television from his cell in a prison southwest of the capital. He gave brief answers to three questions from a journalist for Alassema television late Tuesday, confirming that he was allowed to receive visitors and was in good health. Asked if he wanted to be tried in Tripoli or Zint ...

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Libya govt says no knowledge of warrant arrest for PM

TRIPOLI - "We have no knowledge about any bid to strip the prime minister of his impunity or any arrest warrant for him," the statement said. The Libyan government on Thursday denied any knowledge of a warrant for the arrest of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan who was detained earlier in the day by a militia controlled by former revolutionaries on allegations of corruption and bribery. In a statement posted on its ...

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Libya court to rule on top Kadhafi figures October 24

Tripoli- A Tripoli court will decide October 24 whether to indict more than 20 senior figures from Moammar Gadhafi's regime charged with killing protesters during the 2011 revolt that toppled him. The officials include Gadhafi's once high-profile son Seif al-Islam -- who was unable to attend because he is being held by rebels in western Libya -- as well as former intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senussi. Moam ...

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Berber minority shuts off gas pipeline in western Libya

TRIPOLI - Members of Libya's Berber minority cut off a gas pipeline in the western Jebel Nafussa area of the country, local sources said on Monday, to protest their marginalisation in the future constitution. "Youths from Kabu, Al-Galaa, Jadu and Nalout (in western Jebel Nafussa) closed the main gas pipeline supplying Al-Ruwais, Zawiya and Misrata (electricity) stations," on Sunday, said Abdullah Sleiman,   ...

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Judicial tug of war in Libya over Kadhafi son

TRIPOLI — Slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son made a rare court appearance Thursday in a case highlighting the post-rebellion wrangle between Libya's regional authorities and the Tripoli government. Seif al-Islam Kadhafi stood briefly in the dock before a judge adjourned his case in the western town of Zintan, where he has been in the custody of ex-rebels since his capture after his father's overthrow and s ...

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