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Heavy clashes in southern suburbs of Libyan capital

Heavy clashes in southern suburbs of Libyan capital

Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city centre, residents said, as the death toll from two weeks of fighting between the country's rival governments rose to 220.

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" by the leader of a military assault on the capital of Libya in opposition to the country's internationally recognized government.

121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

121 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

Fighting in Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday.

IOM flies 160 African migrants home from conflict-torn Libya

IOM flies 160 African migrants home from conflict-torn Libya

The International Organization for Migration said Friday it had flown 160 migrants home to three African countries from the Libyan capital amid heavy fighting on the city's outskirts.

Thousands flee homes in Tripoli as fighters battle on outskirts

Thousands flee homes in Tripoli as fighters battle on outskirts

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the government in Tripoli fought on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as the battle forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Tripoli hospitals report 47 dead in recent fighting - UN

Tripoli hospitals report 47 dead in recent fighting - UN

Health facilities near Tripoli have reported 47 people killed and 181 wounded in recent days as eastern forces seek to take Libya's capital from an internationally-recognised government, the United Nations' health body said on Tuesday.

Libyans fear showdown as eastern commander eyes capital

Libyans fear showdown as eastern commander eyes capital

A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted American actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime.

Libya strongman advances in battle to take eastern city

Libya strongman advances in battle to take eastern city

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by suicide attacks.

11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint

11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.

Libya Militants kill 5 in attack on strongman's forces

Libya Militants kill 5 in attack on strongman's forces

Militants on Sunday killed five members of a force led by military strongman Khalifa Haftar in the country's east, a pro-Haftar news agency reported.

Rival Libyan leaders in France to seek way out of chaos

Rival Libyan leaders in France to seek way out of chaos

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj holds French-brokered talks on Tuesday with Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, to try to end the chaos in the conflict-ridden country.

Merkel supports new push for European army

Merkel supports new push for European army

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her support yesterday to a new push to forge a European army...