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Fear and hope on Libya’s reopened highway

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The green bus rumbling from Benghazi to Tripoli this week was the first to traverse the main highway between Libya's two biggest cities in...

Libya to investigate discovery of bodies in Benghazi

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The prime minister of Libya’s new unity government said on Friday he had instructed the attorney general to open an investigation into the discovery...

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

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As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s...

Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

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Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement...

First Tripoli-Benghazi flight for a year follows Libya talks

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A commercial passenger plane flew from the Libyan capital Tripoli across front lines to the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in...

Libya government building torched

Protesters set fire to government’s headquarters in the Libyan city Benghazi, as rare demonstrations over living conditions and corruption continued in the east of...

Eastern forces quit Libyan capital after year-long assault

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Libya’s internationally recognised government regained control of Tripoli on Thursday, driving eastern forces out of the capital after a year-long battle in which foreign...

UN staffers die in Benghazi car bombing

A car bomb explosion in Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members, the United Nations said. The attack came as the...

UN demands lawmaker’s release

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) demanded the immediate release of lawmaker, Siham Sergewa, and her husband reportedly abducted at their house...

Car bombers target Benghazi funeral

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit the funeral of former senior military commander in Benghazi, medical...

Where Libya’s revolution began, many now yearn for a strong hand

Sitting in his cafe near where the protests against Muammar Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years ago, Miftah Atluba is not sorry...

East Libya forces to secure oil sites

Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a...

Benghazi attack organizer gets 22-year sentence in U.S.

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Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the organizer of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic compounds in Benghazi, Libya, was sentenced on...

Benghazi car bomb kills seven

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At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the centre of...

Benghazi’s displaced: a litmus test for Libya

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With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it...

Haftar returns to Benghazi

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Khalifa Haftar, the military commander dominating eastern Libya, will return to Benghazi today, a spokesman said, following medical treatment in Paris. Haftar...

Car bomb hits Eastern Libyan military chief’s convoy

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A car bomb hit the convoy of the chief of staff of the eastern Libyan military outside Benghazi, killing one and wounding...

Benghazi mosque bombing kills two, wounds 75

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Two people died and 75 were wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in Benghazi, medics said. Two weeks ago about 35...

UN concern over bodies dumped in east Libyan cities

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The United Nations is "appalled" by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the cities of Benghazi...

UN alarmed at summary execution reports in Benghazi

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The United Nations Libya mission was alarmed by reports of "brutal and outrageous summary executions" in Benghazi, after pictures emerged appearing to...

Benghazi bombing death toll rises

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The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in Benghazi rose to 35, medical officials said, one of the highest...

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Benghazi

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A double car bombing in Benghazi left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded, including senior security figures and civilians,...

Dozens of migrants arrested in Libya

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Authorities in eastern Libya said arrested and said they would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who escaped from smugglers...

Wounded Libyans struggle as fighting in Benghazi draws to close

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Economics student Mutassim al-Misrati lost his leg in an RPG attack in April 2014 while fighting in Benghazi, his home city. Back then...

Casualties for Libyan forces in Benghazi

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Libyan forces in Benghazi lost four men and had 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a...

Casualties for Libyan forces in Benghazi

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Libyan forces in Benghazi lost four men and had 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a...

New push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

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Eastern Libyan forces expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city Benghazi, military officials said. The battle...

Benghazi “hell” recalled by CIA official

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A CIA operative told a jury about the terror he experienced in 2012 when militants attacked the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi...

Benghazi residents return to battered homes as guns fall silent

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Two months after the dominant military force in eastern Libya declared victory in a campaign to retake Benghazi, Hassan al-Zawy is living...

Blast at Benghazi mosque

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A blast hit worshippers leaving a mosque in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, apparently targeting a key tribal ally of eastern...

Benghazi airport opens after three year closure

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Benghazi international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence at the weekend after a three-year closure due to...

Haftar declares victory in battle for Benghazi

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Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said his forces had taken full control of Libya's second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after...

Fierce fighting in Benghazi

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East Libyan forces battled to advance into the last area of Benghazi controlled by their opponents on Tuesday, clearing mines and roadblocks...

East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighbourhood

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East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed...

Tribal elder, five others filled in Benghazi car bomb

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A car bomb killed a prominent tribal elder allied to eastern security forces and five other people outside a mosque in a...

Benghazi campaign anniversary commemorated

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Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar staged a large military parade for the third anniversary of his campaign to control Benghazi, as his troops...

Assault on Benghazi, 12 killed

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East Libyan forces pushed into two districts of Benghazi where they still face resistance, losing at least 12 men in clashes and...

East Libyan army takes rivals’ final holdout in southwest Benghazi

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East Libyan forces said they captured the final holdout of Islamist-led rivals in the southwest of Benghazi on Saturday, ending weeks of...

Benghazi battle resumes with losses to East Libyan forces

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Fierce clashes resumed on Monday at a tower block complex in south-west Benghazi where forces loyal to Libya's eastern government have been...

Nine killed from east Libyan forces in Benghazi battle

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Nine troops were killed as east Libyan forces took a cluster of buildings on the edge of a recently recaptured district of...

Five killed in Benghazi battle

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Five East Libyan force soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamist-led rivals holed up on the edge of a recently recaptured district...

Libyan forces claim control of long-besieged Benghazi district

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East Libyan forces said on Wednesday they had taken complete control of a long contested district in Benghazi after dozens of families...

Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former interior minister

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A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed one person on Friday and wounded 13, including former interior minister...

Car bomb explodes in Tripoli

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A car bomb exploded late on Saturday close to the recently re-opened Italian embassy in the Libyan capital, a security official said. It...

East Libya forces claim control of Benghazi Islamist holdout

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Forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Tuesday they had control over one of the last pockets of resistance held by...

Few leave after Benghazi ceasefire announced

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Just 10 people left a besieged neighbourhood in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday after forces surrounding the area said...

Three children killed in Benghazi blast

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At least three children were killed and 20 people wounded by a blast in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, witnesses...

East Libyan army claims control of contested Benghazi district

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The dominant armed force in the east Libyan city of Benghazi said on Thursday it had taken control of one the last...

Army on rise in Libya’s east, spurring hopes of normal life

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At Benghazi University, graduation pictures shot at a wrecked campus symbolise hope for a return to normality in the city after more...

At least 20 killed in Benghazi fighting

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At least 20 members of the Libyan National Army (LNA) were killed and 40 injured in two days of fighting in the...

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