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Local news for Tripoli, Libya continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

16 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 3-Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport

Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.

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20 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Islamists, liberals square off in battle at Tripoli airport

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, vehicles with heavy artillery of the Tripoli joint security forces move closer to the parliament building after troops of Gen.

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20 hrs ago | BBC News

Rival rebels clash at Libya airport

Anti-Islamist rebels from the Zintan region who control the airport have been attacked by a rival group trying to take over the area.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Cabinet approves closure of Kenyan embassy in Libya

The Cabinet has approved the closure of the Kenyan embassy in Tripoli, Libya citing political instability in the north African nation.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Libya prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

Libyan authorities signaled on Thursday they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there.

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The Daily Star

U.N. evacuates dozens of foreign staff from Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya: The United Nations has evacuated dozens of foreign staff from its mission in Libya due to a deteriorating security situation in the North African country, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday.

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Media Matters for America

Nine Military Officers Demolish Fox's Benghazi "Stand Down" Order Fable

Newly released transcripts of congressional testimony from nine military officers confirmed that no "stand down" order was issued during the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, again debunking Fox News' constantly-cited myth.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

News24

Fraud: Libya scraps vote results in 24 polling stations

White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

AlertNet

Three European engineers believed kidnapped in Libya -officials

Three Europeans working for an Italian construction company have probably been kidnapped in Libya, officials from the Libyan and Italian governments said on Sunday.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Breitbart.com

Terrorists Throw a Grenade into Lebanese Cafe Open during Ramadan

Terrorists bombed a cafe in Lebanon this week, reportedly for being open during the month of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday in which observers are expected to fast during daylight hours.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Independent

Libyans' war without end: Battle-hardened soldiers who ousted...

"He wanted to be a martyr, that was his wish and he was phoning to say goodbye, we would not be hearing from him again, he said.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Gunmen kidnap leading Libyan Islamist party figure

Gunmen kidnapped a leading member of a Libyan Islamist party affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood , a party spokesman said on Monday, in a further sign of lawlessness crippling the oil-producing country.

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Truthdig

ger of the Week: Salwa Bugaighis

Every week the Truthdig editorial staff selects a Truthdigger of the Week, a group or person worthy of recognition for speaking truth to power, breaking the story or blowing the whistle.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Two Tunisians abducted in Libya freed

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer abducted in Libya earlier this year were freed by their abductors on Sunday after months in captivity.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Suspect in Benghazi attack in U.S. custody amid tight security

Ahmed Abu Khattala is accused of being a key player in the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Daily Beast

RIP to Woman Worth More Than Libya's MenBy Anonymous

A Libyan women's rights activist pays tribute to slain defender of democracy, Sawa Bugaighis, who was stabbed and shot to death in her home on the day of the country's general election.

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Los Angeles Times

U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

Libyans rally in Tripoli in May in support of rogue former Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has begun an armed campaign he says is aimed at bringing stability to the nation.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

Official: U.S. Committed to Training Libyan Security Force

While Libya's unsteady politics and deteriorating security have complicated efforts, the United States remains committed to training the country's security forces, the Defense Department's assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs told a House panel yesterday.

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MassLive.com

Prominent female activist Salwa Bugaighis killed in Libya

In this March 2014 image released by the National Dialogue Preparatory Commission, Salwa Bugaighis, lawyer and rights activist, poses for a photograph during a meeting in Tripoli, Libya.

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News24

Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya polls

A Libyan man casts his vote in legislative elections for choosing 200 members of the General National Congress at a polling station in the capital in Tripoli.

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