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At Least 6 Dead in Bombing East of Libya Capital

At least six civilians were killed and 14 wounded in a bomb attack on a Libyan security checkpoint Tuesday near Khoms, east of the capital, a security official said.

The attack, for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility, targeted a checkpoint manned by forces of Libya's unrecognized government at Msillata, near Khoms, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Tripoli.

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If No Peace Deal Found in Libya, IS 'Will Have Won', Warns French Minister

Rival sides in chaos-ridden Libya must reach a deal to create a new unity government in order to stop Islamic State jihadists from taking over, the French defense minister said Sunday.

"There must be an intra-Libyan accord between these two rival factions, or else Daesh will win," Jean-Yves Le Drian told Europe 1 radio, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

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Report: UAE Armed Libya Factions, Wooed Envoy with Job Offer

The United Arab Emirates shipped weapons to Libyan factions fighting Islamists while offering a $50,000-month job to the U.N. envoy negotiating a peace deal for Libya, according to leaked emails reported by the New York Times on Thursday.

The latest revelations again raised questions about allegations of conflict of interest targeting the envoy, Bernardino Leon, that may compromise the preliminary deal for Libya that he has negotiated.

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Dubai Police Deny Links to UAE National Held in Libya

An Emirati arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of spying on Libyan authorities in charge of the capital was an ex-sergeant dismissed by Dubai police five years ago, the force said on Twitter.

The unnamed suspect was arrested on November 5 and is being questioned, Siddick al-Sour, the head of the prosecutor general's office in Tripoli told AFP.

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Libya Army Says 13 Security Personnel Killed by 'Terrorists'

At least 13 members of Libya's army were killed by "terrorist" violence on Tuesday in the east of the war-torn country, an army spokesman said.

"Most of the soldiers were killed by landmines planted by terrorist organizations," spokesman Miloud al-Zawi told LANA, the official news agency of the internationally recognized government.

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Migrant Dreams Founder on Libyan Coast

When young Moroccan Rachid paid $1,500 to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, he never thought he would end up instead in a Libyan detention center.

Just before the 25-year-old was set to leave Libya, local authorities carried out a raid in Garabulli, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) from Tripoli, detaining two smugglers and some 100 migrants including him.

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Outgoing U.N. Libya Envoy Accused of Conflict of Interest

Libya's unrecognized government Thursday accused UN envoy Bernardino Leon of a conflict of interest after he reportedly negotiated a high-paying job in Abu Dhabi while trying to defuse the Libyan crisis. 

In a letter addressed to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, the president of the General National Congress (GNC), Nouri Abusahmain, voiced concern that Leon had taken up a post in Abu Dhabi, which openly backs a rival administration.

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Egypt's Sisi Calls for NATO Help in Libya 'Vacuum'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Moammar Gadhafi, in an interview on Tuesday.

Sisi was quoted in British newspaper the Daily Telegraph ahead of a visit to London in which he is to discuss security co-operation with Prime Minister David Cameron.

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At Least 9 Dead after Libya Helicopter 'Shot Down'

A helicopter carrying 16 people was shot down and crashed into the sea near Libya's capital Tuesday with at least nine passengers, including a senior militiaman, confirmed dead, a military official said.

The aircraft was hit by gunfire shortly before noon and went down near the Al-Maya area just west of Tripoli, said Colonel Mustafa Sharkasi, a spokesman for the air force of Libya's Tripoli-based government.

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HRW Meets Gadhafi Son in Tripoli Prison

Human Rights Watch said Monday it had been able to meet slain Libyan dictator Moamer Gadhafi's son Saadi in a Tripoli prison, where he said his rights were being violated.

"He said lawyers were not present during any of the interrogation sessions, where, he alleged, prosecution officials had intimidated and threatened him and other witnesses," the New York-based rights group reported.

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