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Russia Hopes Libya Will Avoid New 'Bloodshed', Says Kremlin

Russia expressed hope Friday that the crisis in Libya would not lead to "renewed bloodshed", adding that Moscow did not support Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar.  

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US Envoy Wraps Up Afghan Visit, Vows Inclusivity in Talks

The US envoy tasked with forging a peace deal with the Taliban met with officials in Pakistan on Friday, after telling leaders and various groups in Afghanistan they would be included in future talks.

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Pro-Haftar Forces Pushed Back near Libya Capital

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar were pushed back Friday from a key checkpoint less than 30 kilometres from Tripoli, checking their lightning advance on the capital, a security source said.

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Libya in Chaos since 2011 Overthrow of Kadhafi

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias vying for control of the oil-rich country.

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UN Chief 'Deeply Concerned' by Military Movement in Libya

UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern Thursday over the risk of confrontation in Libya after forces loyal to a controversial strongman announced they were preparing to advance on Tripoli.

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African Union to Host Libya 'Reconciliation' Conference

The African Union will host a "reconciliation" conference in July aimed at uniting Libya's political rivals, AU commission chief Moussa Faki said late Saturday.

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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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