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Libya: Over 30 killed and 150 wounded as miltias backing rival governments clash in Triopli
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Libya: Over 30 killed and 150 wounded as miltias backing rival governments clash in Triopli

The fighting is highly likely part of an ongoing power struggle between the Tripoli-based government and its rival Fathy Bashagha led government operating from the coastal city of Sirte

Libya: Protesters storm, set parliament ablaze in Tobruk as political deadlock continues
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Libya: Protesters storm, set parliament ablaze in Tobruk as political deadlock continues

Libya's House of Representatives has been based in Tobruk, more than 1,000 km east of the capital Tripoli, since an east-west schism in 2014 that came three years after a mass popular revolution toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi

Enough war, we want our young generation, say Libyans as clashes, chaos make a comeback in Tripoli
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Enough war, we want our young generation, say Libyans as clashes, chaos make a comeback in Tripoli

Already torn by more than a decade of civil war, Libya is now seeing two competing governments vying for control of the country. The clashes in the capital broke out after one of Libya's two prime ministers challenged the other by coming to Tripoli, his rival’s seat

Libya: Fighting rocks capital Tripoli for hours after rival PM Fathi Bashagha enters city
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Libya: Fighting rocks capital Tripoli for hours after rival PM Fathi Bashagha enters city

Libya has been ruled by PM Abdulhamid Dbeibah, but he has been challenged by Bashagha, who was named as rival premier in February by the parliament in the country's eastern city of Tobruk and is backed by strongman Khalifa Haftar

Why conflict ravaged Middle East empathises with people fleeing Ukraine following Russian assault
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Why conflict ravaged Middle East empathises with people fleeing Ukraine following Russian assault

More than 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in the Middle East, most of them in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan

UN chief names US diplomat to run Libya mediation: All you need to know about Stephanie Williams
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UN chief names US diplomat to run Libya mediation: All you need to know about Stephanie Williams

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Williams, who led the talks that resulted in the October 2020 ceasefire deal in Libya, on Monday

Libyan court reinstates Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif as presidential candidate
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Libyan court reinstates Moammar Gadhafi's son Seif as presidential candidate

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, appealed the decision last week by Libya's High National Elections Committee that barred him because of past convictions against him for using violence against protesters.

Former Libya ruler Gadhafi's son disqualified from running for president
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Former Libya ruler Gadhafi's son disqualified from running for president

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi was deemed ineligible because of previous convictions against him — he was sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2015 and is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity

Libya to hold presidential elections on 24 Dec after a decade of civil war; a timeline since Gaddafi was ousted
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Libya to hold presidential elections on 24 Dec after a decade of civil war; a timeline since Gaddafi was ousted

Following the overthrow and killing of former dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, oil-rich Libya spent most of the last decade split between rival governments — one based in the capital, Tripoli, and the other in the eastern part of the country

Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis
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Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis

UN refugee agency officials and human rights organizations have long denounced the conditions of detention centers for migrants in Libya, citing practices of beatings, rape and other forms of torture and insufficient food

Red Crescent says bodies of 17 migrants washed ashore in Libya; drowning most likely cause of death
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Red Crescent says bodies of 17 migrants washed ashore in Libya; drowning most likely cause of death

They were found Tuesday near the western Libyan town of Zawiya, the Red Crescent's branch in the town said

West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges
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West Asia conflicts see no end as the world moves on to newer challenges

A combination of war weariness, donor fatigue and a long list of other world problems has forced Syria, Yemen and other Mideast conflicts into a back seat

Antony Blinken defends Afghanistan drawdown, says no evidence staying longer would have made any difference
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Antony Blinken defends Afghanistan drawdown, says no evidence staying longer would have made any difference

Had US not followed through with the previous dispensation’s commitment, attacks on US forces and allies would have resumed and Taliban's assault on Afghanistan would have commenced, he argued

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi released after over seven years in detention
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Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi released after over seven years in detention

He was arrested on charges in connection to abductions and rapes during the 2011 uprising, misuse of his post and the killing of Libyan soccer player Bashir al-Riyani

Congress leader claims 10 Indian sailors stuck on ship in Northern Cyprus, seeks Centre's intervention
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Congress leader claims 10 Indian sailors stuck on ship in Northern Cyprus, seeks Centre's intervention

The wife of one of sailors claimed the crew is being pressured to take the ship to a port that is in Libya, currently a war zone

India rescues diplomatic staff, paramilitary troopers in daring Afghanistan mission but it isn't the country's first
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India rescues diplomatic staff, paramilitary troopers in daring Afghanistan mission but it isn't the country's first

The crisis that unfolded at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul takes one back to the time when the government has come to the rescue of nationals trapped in other countries

Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict
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Fake videos, misinformation on social media inflame Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya

How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot
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How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot

Cyrene lies between the Egyptian border and Benghazi, one of the key cities that rose up against longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. The country has since fallen into anarchy and violence which sparked fears for its rich ancient heritage.

Libya: At least 74 migrants drown after boat capsizes off coast of al-Khums, says UN
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Libya: At least 74 migrants drown after boat capsizes off coast of al-Khums, says UN

The incident on Thursday is the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Mediterranean sea since 1 October, said UN's International Organisation for Migration

Seven Indians kidnapped in Libya, govt in touch with country's authorities to secure their release, says MEA
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Seven Indians kidnapped in Libya, govt in touch with country's authorities to secure their release, says MEA

The Indians were kidnapped at Asshwerif on 14 September while on their way to the Tripoli airport to catch a flight to India, said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava