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US lawmakers call on the FBI to investigate the Libyan General trumpeted by Trump

The letter comes a month after President Donald Trump praised Haftar on a phone call as the Field Marshal's forces continued their offensive against the United Nations and US-backed government in Tripoli. "A United States citizen directly undermines United States policies in Libya, including US support for a United Nations-led mediation process and the internationally-recognized Libyan government, are designed to …

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Trump praises Libyan General Khalifa Haftar as his troops march against the US-backed government in Tripoli

Trump "recognized the important role of Field Marshal Haftar in countering terrorism and securing oil reserves in Libya, and the two discussed a shared vision for Libya's transition to a stable, democratic political system," the White House said Friday in his official ad call. The statement did not mention Haftar's offensive on Tripoli, and Trump's praise for the rogue accused …

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The White House says Trump spoke with Libyan Commander Haftar on Monday

FILE PHOTO: Khalifa Haftar, the military commander in eastern Libya, arrives in Paris's Elysee on 29 May 2018 for an international conference on Libya. REUTERS / Philippe Wojazer / File Photo WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed "ongoing anti-terrorist and …

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Spanish lifeboat rescues 60 migrants off the Libyan coast

ABOUT THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – A Spanish lifeboat harvested 60 migrants from a dinghy near Libya on Saturday near Libya, prompting Italy's die-hard interior minister to announce it immediately The ship, operated by the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms, said it had rescued the migrants – including five women, a nine-year-old child and three teenagers – …

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Oil trade near three-year high as the Libyan crisis exacerbates supply

U.S. Crude oil traded near the highest in 3 1/2 years as an interruption at Libya's ports and a slump in American inventories compounded fears of a supply shortage. U.S. Oil stocks have fallen the most since September 2016, the Energy Information Administration said Wednesday, as some buyers of Iranian crude were increasingly under pressure from President Donald Trump to …

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Libyan militant receives 22-year sentence for role in Benghazi attacks: NPR

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, seen here in a 2014 performance, faces his judge during a hearing at the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. Jose Luis Magana / AP hide caption caption Jose Luis Magana / AP Ahmed Abu Khatallah, seen here in a 2014 appearance, confronts his judge during a hearing at the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. Jose …

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Libyan factions agree to vote despite deep divisions

PARIS – Leaders of Libya's rival factions agreed Tuesday to work together to create a legal framework for the presidential and parliamentary elections this December, which France's president is bringing to bring stability to Libya and the influx of migrants Curbing Europe It was the last of many international efforts to find a political solution to the chaos that plagued …

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The latest: France's Macron praises the approval of Libyan rivals

Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar, President of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh Issa, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj and President of Libya Supreme Council Khaled Mechri, left to right, attending an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace with representatives from twenty countries, including Libya's neighbors, regional and western …

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