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‘Anything US touches turns into Libya or Iraq’: Top Putin quotes at youth forum

Vladimir Putin has criticized Washington’s unilateral actions on the international arena, saying that whatever it touches seems to be turning into Libya or Iraq.

Egypt and UAE conducted secret air strikes on Libya

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.

Libya’s Islamist militias claim control of capital

Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub.

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Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

Heavy shelling resumed in the Libyan capital Tripoli today after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between rival armed factions battling for control of the city's airport.

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Town vs. town, faction vs. faction as Libya descends into 'hurricane'

Booms of outgoing artillery shaking the ground, militia fighters from the remote Libyan mountain town of Zintan hunker down in the passenger terminal to defend Tripoli airport, the biggest prize in the capital.

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Libya hospitals face collapse if Asian staff flee

Libya has warned of a "total collapse" of its health care system as the chaos plaguing the country threatens to send into flight many of the Filipino and Indian staff on whom its hospitals depend.

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The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!

Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars.

Germany tells citizens to get out of Libya

Germany has advised all citizens currently in Libya to immediately leave the strife-torn country, following measures taken by countries including Britain and the United States.

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

Libya suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west on Monday a day after deadly clashes closed the country's main international airport in Tripoli.

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Heavy gunfire, explosions as rival militia groups clash at Libya’s Tripoli airport

Rockets struck Libya’s international airport in Tripoli as militia fighters attempted to take control of the facility, say aviation officials. Witnesses report multiple explosions and heavy gunfire as the fighting continues.

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Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit

Having Murdered Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and the US Constitution, Washington is now Murdering Ukraine.

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

“The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today,” Secretary of State John Kerry declared at a Cairo news conference held in the midst of his recent crisis tour of the Middle East.

Italy seized 'weapons of mass destruction' parts

Customs officers in the northern Italian port of La Spezia have identified a shipment from China found last autumn as materials that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction.

Thousands rally for Libya ex-general in Tripoli, Benghazi

Thousands rallied on Friday in Libya's two main cities to a rogue general who has been pressing an offensive against jihadist militias in the east of the country for two weeks.

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Islamists vow to defeat Libyan general

An al-Qaida-inspired group in Libya vowed on Tuesday to fight renegade former general Khalifa Hifter who is waging an offensive against Islamists, accusing him of being an "American agent" who wants to replicate last year's military overthrow of an elected government in neighboring Egypt.

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CIA-linked rogue general stirs three-front militia war in Libya

The US is urging all of its citizens to leave the country, where a CIA-linked rogue general has launched an uprising against the elected government.

CIA-linked rogue general stirs three-front militia war in Libya

US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines to Libya, asks Americans to 'depart immediately'

The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately."

Coups and terror are the fruit of Nato's war in Libya

The dire consequences of the west's intervention are being felt today in Tripoli and across Africa, from Mali to Nigeria.

Militias stream into Libyan capital

Militias on Thursday streamed into the Libyan capital amid a standoff with fighters loyal to a renegade general whose offensive has won support from officials, diplomats and army units, but has also threatened to fragment the country further.

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Libya in crisis: Rival militias position themselves for civil war as country disintegrates

Libya is tipping toward all-out civil war as rival militias take sides for and against an attempted coup led by a renegade general that has pushed the central government towards disintegration.

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Libyan special forces commander says his forces join renegade general

The commander of Libyan army special forces said on Monday he had allied with renegade general Khalifa Haftar in his campaign against militant Islamists, highlighting the failure of central government in Tripoli to assert its authority.

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Renegade Libyan general says parliament suspended

Forces apparently loyal to a renegade Libyan general said they suspended parliament Sunday after earlier leading a military assault against lawmakers, directly challenging the legitimacy of the country's weak central government three years after the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's leadership condemned the attack and vowed to carry on.

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From Benghazi to Boko Haram

Seemingly out of nowhere, Boko Haram burst into the awareness of people around the world as a shadowy group of Islamists with the ability to carry out audacious attacks that paralyzed the army of the most populous country in Africa. People now want to know the group’s origins, where they came from, why they are kidnapping girls and how they became such a powerful threat.

US troops deploy to Italy due to Libya threat

The US military has moved a team of marines from Spain to southern Italy as a precautionary step in case the US embassy in Libya comes under threat, officials said Wednesday.

New Libya Premier Says He Represents All Libyans

The new Libyan prime minister said in a television interview on Tuesday that he does not belong to any party or movement and that he represents all Libyans.

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Gunmen attack Libya's parliament

Several people have been wounded when armed men stormed Libya's parliament in the capital, Tripoli, causing lawmakers to postpone the selection of a new prime minister.

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Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya

A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped Thursday in Tripoli in unknown circumstances, a Libyan security source told AFP, just two days after armed men seized Jordan's ambassador.

Libya Goes Head to Head with SocGen in $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a bribery case against French bank Société Générale, adding to its $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack

Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, officials say.

In Libya, politicians live in fear of powerful militias

From the start, the fledgling government did little to follow through on a program to disarm and demobilize the militias. Instead, officials tried to buy them off, spending billions of dollars to enlist the fighters in various security tasks, without ever winning their loyalty — or building a state for them to be loyal to.

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