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Seham Sergewa: Libyan politician kidnapped from her home

Seham Sergewa, a women's rights activist and a rare independent voice in Libya, was kidnapped from her home by CNN on Wednesday by a militia loyal to Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Haftar. As an elected member of the House of Representatives, she had criticized the LNA attack on the capital Tripoli. According to family members who refused to be …

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At least 40 people are killed in a Libyan air raid on a migrant center

Pictures of the ground showed rubble heaps at the site where the buildings were located while rescue workers were working to remove both the wounded and the dead "about the news of air raids on the Tajoura detention center In a statement, the UNO-recognized Government of the National Agreement (GNA) in Tripoli condemned the "terrible crime" and accused the leader …

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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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