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Libya’s acting prime minister Abdallah Al-Thinni speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, in this March 12, 2014 file picture. (Reuters/Ismail Zitouny)
Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Prime Minister-Designate Abdallah Al-Thinni resigned suddenly on Sunday, saying in a statement that he feared for the safety of his family after armed men attacked his residence. In his resignation letter to Libya’s interim parliament,...
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Ships at anchors in the Mediterranean sea next to the Zawiya Oil Refinery in Zawiya, west of Tripoli, Libya, in march 2011 (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Tripoli and Benghazi, Reuters—Libyan rebels occupying four eastern oil ports agreed with the government on Sunday to gradually end their eight-month petroleum blockade which has cost the North African state billions in lost revenues. Zueitina and Hariga ports, held by...
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Militants parade as they raise the Al-Qaeda flag in the city of Derna in Libya (Asharq Al-Awsat)
Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan militiamen raised the flags of Al-Qaeda in the town of Derna, eastern Libya, in a display of force in defiance of the central government on Saturday. An organization called the Islamic Youth Shura Council—based in Derna, a stronghold of...