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Tunisian diplomat Al-Aroussi Kontassi. ©Reuters/Anis Mili
Two Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya returned to Tunisia on a military plane early Monday after being freed by their unknown captors.

Two Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya
©Reuters/Hani Amara
Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing

A car bomb exploded at a police station in Libya's second city Benghazi late Wednesday, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials said.

Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing
©Reuters/Antonio Parrinello
Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours

The Italian navy on Friday said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.

Italian navy rescues 2,500 migrants in 24 hours
Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi
Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton has given her most detailed account yet of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, but said she will not join the "political slugfest" over the tragedy.

Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists

Libyan forces loyal to a rogue general, vowing to flush "terrorists" out of Benghazi, clashed with former rebel Islamist groups in the eastern city Friday, killing 24 people and wounding some 150.

24 dead as Libya ex-general battles Benghazi Islamists
Fawaz Aitan. Photo courtesy of jordantimes.com
Jordan ambassador kidnapped in Libya last month now free: TV

The Jordanian ambassador to Libya, Fawaz Aitan, who was kidnapped in Tripoli last month, has been freed, state television in the North African country said on Tuesday.

Jordan ambassador kidnapped in Libya last month now free: TV
©Reuters/John Kolesidis
At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy

At least 36 immigrants died and 42 are reported missing after a makeshift boat was wrecked off Libya's coast, a naval spokesman told AFP.

At least 36 immigrants die in Libya shipwreck: navy
Ex-Libyan PM fears country will become terror base
Ex-Libyan PM fears country will become terror base

Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday warned that Islamist groups were sabotaging attempts to rebuild his country in order that it become a haven for extremists, in an interview with Britain's newspaper The Times.

Ex-Libyan PM fears country will become terror base
©Reuters
Libya intercepts tanker loaded with rebel oil

Libyan authorities said they intercepted a North Korean-flagged tanker which had loaded crude from a rebel-held eastern port, as the conflict over the country's key petroleum revenues escalated.

Libya intercepts tanker loaded with rebel oil
Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya
Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya

A son of late dictator Moamer Kadhafi was extradited Thursday from Niger to Libya, where he is accused of murder and repression during the 2011 uprising that ended his father's rule.

Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya
11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia
11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia

A Libyan air force medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian officials said.

11 dead as Libya military plane crashes in Tunisia
©Reuters/Omar Sobhani
Libya briefly holds four US military personnel

Four US military personnel have been freed after a brief detention by the Libyan government, the US State Department said Saturday.

Libya briefly holds four US military personnel
©Reuters/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
Suicide attack near Libya's Benghazi kills at least seven: officials

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed vehicle into a security checkpoint outside the restive city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing at least seven people, witnesses and security sources said.

Suicide attack near Libya's Benghazi kills at least seven: officials
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'

Libya marked the second anniversary Wednesday of its "liberation" from loyalists of veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi with no official celebrations as it struggles to heal the wounds of the conflict.

Libya finds little to celebrate two years after 'liberation'
Libyan PM accuses 'political party' of kidnapping him
Libyan PM accuses 'political party' of kidnapping him

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a "political party" of organising his brief abduction by armed gunmen on Thursday, the latest example of the lawlessness prevailing since Moamer Kadhafi's overthrow.

Libyan PM accuses 'political party' of kidnapping him
Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice
Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday an alleged Al-Qaeda operative snatched by US commandos in Libya was involved in plots that killed hundreds of people and will be brought to justice.

Obama says captured Libyan will be brought to justice
Abu Anas al-Libi. Photo courtesy of presstv.ir
US military interrogating wanted Al-Qaeda suspect

The US military was holding and secretly interrogating an alleged Al-Qaeda operative Monday, after weekend raids on Libya and Somalia which also targeted an elusive Islamist Shebab commander.

US military interrogating wanted Al-Qaeda suspect
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids

The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.

US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya was "appropriate and legal" after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap".

US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
A burning car is seen in front of the Russian embassy to Libya. ©Reuters
Protesters attack Russian embassy in Libya

Dozens of angry protesters tried to storm Russia's embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday after reports that a Russian woman had killed a Libyan army officer.

Protesters attack Russian embassy in Libya

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