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Egypt Says Libya Rivals Agree to Explore Ways to End Rift

Rival powers in Libya have agreed to form a committee to explore amending a U.N.-backed deal to end the country's political turmoil, Egypt announced on Wednesday after hosting talks.

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Jihadists Lose Ground around Libya's Second City

Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Haftar's self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) "liberated all of Qanfouda", an area 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the centre of Benghazi, spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari posted on Facebook.

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Libya Pipeline Deal Set to Boost Output

Protesters who shut off two Libyan oil pipelines, one for more than two years, have lifted their blockade, paving the way for a production boost, the National Petroleum Company said.

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U.S. Says French Strike Likely Killed al-Qaida Ally Belmokhtar

Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of al-Qaida's key allies in North Africa, is thought to have been killed in a French air strike, a U.S. official said Monday.

The official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed a report in the Wall Street Journal that U.S. intelligence had helped France target the jihadist. 

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Tunisia Finds 4 Arms Caches near Libya Border

Tunisian authorities have discovered four arms caches in the south of the country near the border with war-ravaged Libya and seized large quantities of weapons, security sources said Monday.

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Over 100 Dead in New Migrant Tragedy Off Libya, 2nd Wreck Feared

At least 110 people are feared to have drowned off Libya when a migrant boat capsized, and more may have died in another stricken vessel, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Thursday, citing survivor testimonies.

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Armed Men Attack Migrant Boat Off Libya, 4 Dead, Up to 25 Missing

Armed men have attacked an overcrowded dinghy carrying migrants off Libya, leaving at least four dead and up to 25 missing, the German NGO Sea-Watch said Friday.

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Libyan Forces Kill 10 IS Fighters Fleeing Sirte

Libyan pro-government forces killed at least 10 Islamic State group jihadists as they attempted to flee their besieged stronghold of Sirte, the country's unity government said Sunday.

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Libya Oil Chief Fears 'Financial Collapse' unless Exports Rise

Conflict-hit Libya could run out of money next year without a swift resumption of oil exports, the head of the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Thursday.

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'13 Dead' in Clashes with IS in Libya's Sirte

Ten jihadists and three pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said.

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