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Abushagur freed

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 30 July 2014: Mustafa Abushagur has been freed. His family and friends confirmed the overnight release, which took place at around 3 am. He was unharmed…

Saiqa forced to abandon Benghazi headquarters to Ansar

By Noora Ibrahim and Moutaz Ahmed. Benghazi, 29 July 2014: In a major blow to its power and position, Benghazi’s Saiqa Special Forces Brigade has been forced to abandon its…

Abushagur reported kidnapped

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Former Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur has been kidnapped according to reports, although it has not been confirmed. Abushagur, who was elected in…

Brega fire still blazing

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Despite attempts to organise a ceasefire so that the fire at Brega Oil and Gas Company’s fuel depot on Airport…

Tripoli “quiet” amid fears of fresh fighting ahead

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Tripoli was like a ghost town for much of today. Even taking into account that it was the second day…

Spain “not closing embassy”, but Canada and Portugal do

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Contrary to reportes, Spain has not followed example of the Germans, Austrians and some other European states and closed its embassy in…

Maltese oil worker freed

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Maltese oil services worker Martin Galea, who was seized in Tripoli 12 days ago, has been released. He was freed late yesterday…

US, European leaders discuss Libya crisis

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: In a teleconference yesterday the leaders of four European nations and the United States discussed the current crisis in Libya, as well…

Fighting continues in Benghazi despite Eid

By Ayman Amzein and Moutaz Ahmed. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: Fighting has continued in Buatni and Leithi districts today, the first day of Eid, and although it has been noticeably quieter than…

UN representative warns armed groups that “retribution is coming”

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: Libya’s UN representative, Ibrahim Al-Dabashi, has added his voice to warnings that the armed groups involved in clashes both in Tripoli and Benghazi will…

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