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LIBYA: Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport, at least four dead

Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. 74 more words

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Italy's disappearing migrants



After arriving in massive numbers, most of the migrants from Syria and Eritrea abscond from refugee centres.
Catania, Italy - They’ve been coming here for years, by the ship-full, risking perilous Mediterranean waters in crafts that are seldom seaworthy or suited for the number of people packed onto them. 138 more words
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Libya power handover agreed as airport battle rages on

Source: Relief Web

The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya since dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s overthrow, said Wednesday it will hand over legislative power to a newly elected parliament on August 4. 591 more words

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‘A mosaic’ of militias wreak havoc in Libya

By Mick Krever, CNN

Libya is being gripped by the worst violence since the fall of Colonel Gadhafi in 2011.

Rival militia groups are taking over large swathes of the country, fighting for power, territory and oil wealth, and successive weak governments have been unable to disarm them. 170 more words

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More Maltese pull out of Libya on two Medavia flights

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
An unknown number of Maltese nationals left Libya today on two flights operated by Medavia. This newsroom is informed that the Libyan-Maltese company operated one flight from Mitiga airport at 11am and another flight at 2pm from Misurata. 6 more words

Libya power handover agreed as airport battle rages on

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tripoli – The General National Congress, which has governed violence-wracked Libya in the wake of the overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, said Wednesday it will hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament on August 4.
But hopes that the…

Libya’s Congress hands power to parliament August 4

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Libya’s General National Congress, which has been governing the violence-wracked country in the wake of dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s ouster, will hand over power to the newly-elected parliament on August 4, it said Wednesday. 10 more words