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Second boycotter says will rejoin Libya's U.N.-backed government

TRIPOLI A member of the leadership of Libya's U.N.-backed government who is close to powerful rival factions in the east of the country has said he will end his boycott of the Tripoli-based body.

Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13

A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators.

World, 26 Aug 2016

Boycotter says to rejoin Libya's U.N.-backed government

TRIPOLI One of two boycotting members of the leadership of Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday he would resume his role, potentially helping to overcome resistance to its rule and win support for a team of ministers.

World, 26 Aug 2016

Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration.

World, 25 Aug 2016

Libya sovereign fund claimant denounces U.N.-backed government management plan

LONDON A claimant to the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign fund on Monday denounced the appointment by the country's United Nations-backed government of a panel to run the fund, saying he had not been formally asked to step down.

World, 23 Aug 2016

Libya's eastern parliament votes against U.N.-backed government in Tripoli

BENGHAZI, Libya Opponents of Libya's U.N.-backed unity government dealt the beleaguered body a blow on Monday by voting to reject it in a rare session of the eastern-based parliament, though the government's supporters dismissed the move as unconstitutional.

World, 22 Aug 2016

Libyan forces say they capture mosque, prison from Islamic State in Sirte

TRIPOLI Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city's main mosque and a jail run by the militants' morality police.

World, 22 Aug 2016

Three Syrian children drown when boat sinks off Libyan coast

ROME Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday.

World, Syria 19 Aug 2016

Libya's jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat

SIRTE, Libya The grand ambitions scrawled on a wall near the Libyan city of Sirte's Mediterranean sea front look fanciful now: "Islamic State's naval port, the departure point for Rome, with God's permission."

World, 19 Aug 2016

Islamic State suicide bombings hit Libyan forces in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Suicide bombings against Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold of Sirte killed at least 12 fighters and wounded about 60 there on Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. | Video

World, 19 Aug 2016