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

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

In an exclusive interview with AFP at his unity government's headquarters in Tripoli, Sarraj also hit out at "negative interventions by some countries" in Libya, without naming them.

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Libya's South Falls Prey to Foreign Armed Groups

Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

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500,000 Children Face 'Immediate Danger' in Libya Capital, UN Says

Half a million children are in "immediate danger" in Libya's capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children's fund UNICEF said on Monday.

Clashes that broke out between rival militias in late August had killed at least 115 people and wounded nearly 400 by Saturday night, according to Libya's health ministry.

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Rockets Target Airport Despite Fragile Truce in Libya Capital

The Libyan capital's only working airport has come under rocket fire just days after reopening following a UN-backed ceasefire between rival armed groups vying for influence in the oil-rich country.

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2 Dead in Suspected IS Suicide Attack on Libya Oil Company

Suicide bombers suspected of being from the Islamic State group stormed the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Company on Monday and killed at least two people, officials said.

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Darfur Rebels Strengthen Foothold in Libya, Says UN Report

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

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Libyan Leaders Commit to December 10 Elections

Four Libyan leaders on Tuesday committed to holding elections in the fractured country on December 10 in a joint statement issued at a peace conference in Paris.

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ICRC Chief Calls for Changes in Libya Sanctions

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday the international community should consider "humanitarian exemptions" to economic sanctions against Libya.

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Militia Halts Production at 3 Libya Oil Fields

Oil production has been suspended for several days at three oil fields in Libya after an armed militia shut off pipelines, the state-owned National Oil Company said Wednesday.

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