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7 Dead in Clashes West of Libyan Capital

At least seven people were killed in clashes Wednesday west of Tripoli between tribesmen and forces loyal to Libya's unrecognized government, an army officer said.

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U.N. Envoy Prevented from Flying to Tripoli

U.N envoy Martin Kobler said he was prevented from traveling Wednesday to the Libyan capital for his work on the installation of a new unity government.

Tripoli is under the control of an unrecognized administration backed by a coalition of militias including Islamists that opposes the new government from starting work inside the country.

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Libya's Neighbors Say Unity Govt. Must Take Office in Tripoli

Libya's neighbors on Tuesday called on the U.N.-backed government to take office as quickly as possible in Tripoli to help tackle the growing influence of jihadists threatening their stability.

The call was made at a ministerial meeting hosted by Tunisia and attended by delegates from Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger and Sudan, as well as the U.N. envoy to Libya.

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Tunisia Reopens Libya Border after Attack on nearby Town

Tunisia reopened its border crossings with Libya on Tuesday after a two-week closure in response to a deadly jihadist attack on a town near the frontier, the interior ministry said.

The move came as Tunisia hosted talks with other countries neighboring Libya on the threat posed by the growing Islamic State (IS) group presence in the lawless North African nation.

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EU Leaders Discuss how to Handle Libya Migrants

Leaders from six EU nations led by Britain were holding talks Friday on how to tackle migration from Libya at a Brussels summit focused on dealing with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war in Syria.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was hosting a meeting with leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Malta and Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, his spokeswoman said.

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187 Migrants Rescued, 4 Dead Off Libya after Boat Fire

Libyan coastguards and navy special forces on Thursday rescued 187 African migrants and found four bodies after a fire on a boat headed for Europe, a navy spokesman said.

Colonel Ayoub Qassem, quoted by a news agency operated by Libya's unrecognized authorities in Tripoli, said the rescue took place six nautical miles off Sabratha, 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of the capital.

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Tripoli Authorities Warn Libya Unity Govt. to Keep out

Libya's unrecognized authorities in control of Tripoli warned a new U.N.-backed unity government on Wednesday that it would not be welcome in the capital.

"A government that has been imposed from abroad without the consensus of Libyans... has no place amongst us," the so-called Tripoli government said in a statement.

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Two Migrants Dead as 2,000 Rescued Off Libya

Nearly 2,000 migrants and two corpses have been recovered from people smugglers' boats off Libya since Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said Wednesday.

Further rescue operations were ongoing, a spokesman told AFP.

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Freed Hostages Return to Italy from Libya

Two Italians kidnapped last July in Libya returned to Italy on Sunday to a mute homecoming, amid questions over why two others snatched with them were killed.

Gino Pollicardo, 55, and Filippo Calcagno, 65, were met by relieved relatives at Rome's Ciampino airport in the early hours and were whisked away to be debriefed by Italy's foreign ministry and intelligence services.

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Italy Confirms Two Hostages Freed in Libya

Two Italians kidnapped last July in Libya were freed Friday in a raid on Islamic State group hideouts in a city near the capital, officials in Libya and Rome said.

"Two Italian hostages were released... in Sabratha after an operation targeting several houses after information reached security forces that Daesh elements were there," the city's mayor Hussein al-Dawadi said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

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