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Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration

Militants inspired by the Islamic State group's ideology are seeking to benefit from the desperation of young Palestinians to strengthen their foothold in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza Salafists look to IS for inspiration
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal
UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal

UN envoy Martin Kobler urged rival Libyan politicians to sign up to a UN-brokered agreement for power sharing in the war-torn nation during weekend talks with both sides.

UN envoy urges Libya rivals to say yes to peace deal
Egypt's Sisi calls for NATO help in Libya 'vacuum'
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 Moamer Kadhafi.

Egypt's Sisi calls for NATO help in Libya 'vacuum'
Helicopter crashes in Libya with 23 on board: official
Helicopter crashes in Libya with 23 on board: official

A helicopter with 23 people on board crashed Tuesday near the Libyan capital but the cause was unclear, a security official said.

Helicopter crashes in Libya with 23 on board: official
Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches
Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of at least 43 people thought to be migrants washed up on Libyan beaches east of the capital Tripoli at the weekend.

Bodies of 43 would-be migrants wash up on Libyan beaches
Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday
Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces a congressional grilling over her role during and after the deadly attacks on the US mission in Benghazi.

Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks

The parliament in Tripoli rejected a UN proposal to resolve Libya's political crisis but said it wanted to press on with talks toward reaching an accord with its rival in the east of the country.

Tripoli parliament rejects Libya peace plan, wants more talks
State Dept releases first Clinton emails on Libya
State Dept releases first Clinton emails on Libya

The State Department released a first batch of emails by Hillary Clinton, giving an unprecedented glimpse into the work of the former top diplomat.

State Dept releases first Clinton emails on Libya
11,000 migrants land in Italy in six days
11,000 migrants land in Italy in six days

More than 11,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean and taken to Italy in the past six days with hundreds more expected Friday.

11,000 migrants land in Italy in six days
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors

Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast, said survivors who were brought to Italy.

Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors
UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations
UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations

The UN Security Council pressed Libya's warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiraling violence.

UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations
UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place
UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place
Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians
Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians

Pope Francis expressed "profound sadness" over the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic militants in Libya, saying they had been killed for their faith.

Pope voices sadness over Libya beheadings of Christians
EU urges joint action to stop Libya 'breaking apart'
EU urges joint action to stop Libya 'breaking apart'

The European Union said it will meet with the Egyptian and US governments this week to discuss joint action on Libya.

EU urges joint action to stop Libya 'breaking apart'
170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard
170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard

A Libyan coastguard official said a boat carrying 200 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli.

170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30
Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead
Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead
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Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Kazakhstan to expand cooperation with OPEC
Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies
Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies

Oil extended losses in Asia Thursday on prospects that Libya will begin exporting more crude into a global market flush with supplies, while easing concerns about the Iraqi crisis also weighed on prices.

Oil extends losses on return of Libyan supplies