Libya

Libya rivals clash over oil ports as EU considers sanctions

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TRIPOLI - Forces allied to Libya's conflict parties clashed with heavy weapons on Tuesday over control of the country's biggest oil ports in the east as the European Union was considering sanctions on people obstructing U.N.-brokered peace talks.

More air strikes near eastern Libyan oil port and border to Tunisia

RAS JDIR/BENGHAZI - Libya's recognised government conducted air strikes against rival government forces trying to seize major oil ports in the east and against targets in the west on Monday, witnesses said.

World, 16 Dec 2014

Libyan rivals clash over eastern oil ports and Tunisia crossing

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI, Libya - Armed factions allied to Libya's two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia on Sunday, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.

World, 15 Dec 2014

Fighting near Libya's main border crossing to Tunisia

TRIPOLI/TUNIS - Fighting between armed factions allied to Libya's competing governments broke out on Sunday near the country's main border crossing to Tunisia, Libyan and Tunisian officials said.

World, 14 Dec 2014

Libya's Es Sider oil export port closed due to clashes - oil official

TRIPOLI - Libya's eastern Es Sider oil export port has stopped working due to clashes nearby, an oil official said on Sunday.

World, 14 Dec 2014

Libyan conflict parties clash over control of eastern oil ports

BENGHAZI/TUNIS - Air strikes by forces loyal to Libya's recognized government on Saturday hit targets near the eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es-Sider to stop an advance by a rival force, killing at least four people, officials said.

World, 14 Dec 2014

Air strikes, clashes near two eastern Libyan oil ports

BENGHAZI, Libya - Forces loyal to Libya's recognised government on Saturday conducted air strikes on targets near the eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es-Sider to stop an advance by a rival force, officials said.

World, 13 Dec 2014

Police stations, prisons reopen in Libya's second city

BENGHAZI, Libya - Police stations, prisons and the local security headquarters have reopened in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in over a year, officials said, after pro-government forces seized back part of the port city.

World, 12 Dec 2014

ICC refers Libya to UN Security Council for not surrendering Gaddafi's son

AMSTERDAM - The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday Libya had violated an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and it referred the matter to the U.N. Security Council.

World, 11 Dec 2014

Libya peace talks may be doomed by meddling powers - U.S

WASHINGTON - The United States has little faith in U.N.-backed peace talks in Libya because Middle Eastern countries are defying requests to end their war by proxy in the oil-rich North African nation, senior U.S. officials said.

World, 08 Dec 2014