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Bombs, blood and power cuts: Libya’s slide into Civil War

Libya is enduring its worst violence since the 2011 NATO-backed ouster of Moammar Qaddafi, which ushered in years of instability that allowed Islamist radicals to thrive and turned the country into a hub for migrants destined to Europe.

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi, killing three UN staff

Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins.

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116 migrants missing off Libyan coast-navy

Citing initial findings, he said there had been more than 200 migrants on board the boat, which capsized off the coast near Komas, a town east of the capital Tripoli.

France seeks Libya ceasefire as migrant centre comes under attack

France has in the past been supportive of eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar, who launched an assault on Serraj's Tripoli base in early April under the banner of combatting terrorism and restoring order.

Militant attack kills 9 troops at Khalifa Haftar's army base

The officials said militants clashed Saturday with guards near an air base seized earlier this year by the Libyan National Army in the town of Sabha.

Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike

The violence spiked after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by with Haftar earlier in the week.

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Air strikes and explosions hit Libyan capital

Authorities closed Tripoli's only functioning airport, cutting air links to a city of an estimated 2.5 million residents. The airport in Misrata, a city 200 km to the east, remained open.

What is happening in Libya?

Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.

Libya: Sushma Swaraj urges Indians stranded in Tripoli to leave immediately

Ever since the ouster and assassination of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has been in a state of civil war for the last eight years with multiple factions led by different warlords raising rebellions and claiming authority in different parts of the country.

France blocks EU call to stop Haftar's offensive in Libya

Thousands of residents fled on Wednesday as Haftar's forces - called the Libyan National Army (LNA) - and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital.

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Indians stranded in Libya reach Delhi

An Air India plane on Thursday brought back home about 200 Indians stuck in war-torn Iraq.

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