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2014-09-02 Libyan Health Care On Life Support
[IRIN]Tripoli -The political chaos and unrest in Libya is taking a serious toll on health services, with the departure of medical staff and humanitarian agencies increasing the strain on health workers seeking to treat those injured in the clashes taking place since June.

2014-09-02 Who's Fighting Whom?
[Deutsche Welle]With violence and chaos raging in Libya, dozens of militias are fighting for control of the country. But what are their objectives, and who's supplying them with funds?

2014-09-03 Libya Chaos Forces Flight Cancellations
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia halted all flights to Libya late last month as Islamist militias took over Tripoli International Airport and jeopardised operations at other locales across the strife-torn country.

2014-09-02 Militias Seize Tripoli Govt Offices
[Deutsche Welle]Ministry and state offices in Tripoli have been seized by armed militias. The loss of control comes just days after the country's interim government resigned, following the creation of a rival Islamist administration.

2014-08-31 Generals Drawn Out By Libyan Islamist Threat
[African Arguments]For decades, Egypt has felt like a world unto itself. The state's preoccupations were internal: containing protests and arresting its critics and alleged terrorists. National concerns revolved around the availability of bread and work, the daily challenges of power blackouts and traffic jams, the latest football results.

2014-09-01 Libyans Rejoice Over UN Resolution
[Magharebia]Benghazi -Libyans hail the United Nations' move aimed at ending the violence in their country.

2014-09-01 Eyes of World Turn to Libya
[Magharebia]Libya is no longer just a local problem. Alarms sound from Egypt to New York about the international threat emanating from a country torn asunder.

2014-08-29 Govt Resigns After Islamists Restart Congress
[Deutsche Welle]Libya's interim government has announced its resignation days after a rival Islamist administration was created. The international community has become increasingly concerned at the chaotic situation in the country.

2014-08-28 Fighting 'Unprecedented in Gravity,' Warns Outgoing UN Envoy
[UN News]In recent days, armed battles, inflamed by airstrikes and fuelled by deep divisions among Libyan political factions have been "unprecedented in their gravity and very alarming," the outgoing United Nations envoy to that country told the Security Council today.

2014-08-28 French President Urges 'Exceptional' UN Support for Libya
[VOA]French President Francois Hollande is calling on the United Nations to provide "exceptional" support for Libya in order to help authorities restore order in a country that has been fractured by militias and political infighting.

2014-08-28 Egypt Welcomes Security Council Decision On Libya
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt welcomed on Thursday a Security Council decision to resolve the crisis in Libya, which imposes a ban on arms shipped to rivial militias in the conflict-torn country, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

2014-08-28 U.N Warned of Possible Civil War
[VOA]Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.

2014-08-29 Sisi Stresses Respect for Libya's Internal Affairs
[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressed respect Thursday for the internal affairs of Libya, asserting that Egypt refrains itself from intervention in the Arab neighbor.

2014-08-29 Libyan MP Vows New Anti-Terror Law
[Magharebia]Benghazi -With Libya in turmoil and militias on the march, Magharebia sat down with Benghazi legislator Dr Younes Fannouch to hear his thoughts on the House of Representatives and where the country goes from here.

2014-08-27 U.S. Accuses Egypt and UAE of Conducting Airstrikes in Libya
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -United States State Department Spokeswoman and Pentagon spokesman accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday evening of conducting airstrikes on Islamist factions in Libya, reported Reuters.

2014-08-27 Political Crisis Splits Libya
[Magharebia]Nadia Radwan in Benghazi contributed to this report for Magharebia - 26/08/2014

2014-08-27 Libya - the House of Cards Has Collapsed
[Daily Maverick]Ever since Gaddafi's grisly death, Libya has been a state in name alone, held together by a delicate balancing act of rival militias. But even this is now beginning to unravel, with devastating consequences for the country - and, potentially, for the rich Gulf petro-states who are watching these developments with barely-disguised terror. And unfortunately for them, no amount of unilateral airstrikes are likely to help.

2014-08-28 Hegazy Meets Libyan Chief of Staff
[Egypt Online]Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lt General Mahmoud Hegazy met on Wednesday 27/8/2014 with Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army Major General Abdel Razek al-Nazoury, who visited Egypt at the head of a high ranking delegation within the framework of efforts to heal the rifts in the Libyan State.

2014-08-28 Egypt Welcomes UN Resolution On Libya
[Egypt Online]Foreign Ministry welcomed on Wednesday 27/8/2014 the UN resolution on Libya, saying it goes with the Egyptian vision.

2014-08-28 UN Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Libya
[UN]Expressing its strong support for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Security Council today called on all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to the fighting.

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