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Libya Rivals Agree to Hold Polls, Says UN

The head of Libya's internationally recognised government and a military strongman who backs a rival administration in the country's east have met and agreed to hold elections, the United Nations said Thursday.

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Security Chief in South Libya Town Assassinated

Armed men have murdered a security official in southern Libya, the U.N.-backed government said Thursday, a day after forces opposed to it said they had entered his town.

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Tunisian Workers Kidnapped in Libya

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital Tripoli, demanding Tunis release a comrade, the foreign ministry and a rights activist said.

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U.S. Targets Al-Qaida in Libya Air Strike

The US carried out an air strike against Islamist group Al-Qaeda in southern Libya on Wednesday night, Tripoli's UN-backed Government of National Accord said.

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Haftar Push in South Libya Sparks Backlash

A military push in southern Libya which strongman Khalifa Haftar says is aimed at rooting out "terrorists" and foreign fighters has sparked backlash from an ethnic minority and the UN-backed government. 

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French Air Strikes 'Repel Incursion into Chad from Libya'

French warplanes on Sunday carried out air strikes to halt an armed group that entered northern Chad from Libya in a column of 40 pickups, the French military said, adding it acted at Chad's request.

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No More Civilian Rescue Boats Off Libya

Civilian rescue vessel Sea Watch 3, which was detained in Sicily on Friday, is the latest in a long list of such ships that have been forced or have chosen to stop their work.

Currently only the Libyan coastguard is able to save those migrants floundering in their attempts to reach Europe across the central Mediterranean. 

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Libya Demands Official 'Apology' from Lebanon over Flag Incident

Libyan army spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari denounced the attack on his country’s flag in Beirut last week when AMAL Movement supporters removed Libyan flags and replaced them with the Movement’s flag, the Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Abul Gheit Calls for Resolving Row between Lebanon and Libya

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Sunday voiced regret over Libya’s boycott of Beirut’s Arab Economic and Social Development Summit.

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Libya PM Calls for 'Common Vision' ahead of Crisis Talks

The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, urged the international community on Thursday to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit North African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

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