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2 hrs ago | Free Republic

Libya oil-tanker fire blazes out of control

A fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area, the National Oil Company says.


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6 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

Malta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released

Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.


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11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat

Firefighters on Monday failed to extinguish a blaze at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli, sparking fears of a huge fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.


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15 hrs ago | News24

.com | Tanker fire near Libya airport out of control

Cairo - A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control on Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.


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19 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Thais in Libya to be evacuated

The National Council for Peace and Order has ordered an immediate evacuation of all 1,500 Thais from high-risk areas in Libya as the fighting between Israel and Harmas escalates.


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23 hrs ago | KAUZ

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.


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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Washington Times

Libya now nation at risk with weak U.S. influence

With violence spreading across Libya and the U.S. Embassy closing in Tripoli, Republican lawmakers over the weekend blasted the Obama administration for failing to stop yet another troubled Middle Eastern nation from descending into complete chaos, and even some Democrats conceded that America's influence in the world has waned considerably.


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Daily Camera

After 3 arrests in Boulder, Libyan refugee Iman al-Obeidi could face deportation

Iman Al-Obeidi, who says she was sexually assaulted by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's men, is led away March 26, 2011, by authorities of the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, where she was coming to tell her story to journalists.


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Libya Implodes While the Press Fiddles

It seems like almost forever in one sense since the media were treating American citizens to literally daily updates with the number of people killed in terrorist attacks in Iraq.


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Burnley Citizen

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Foreign Office is calling on Britons to leave Libya

A British Embassy convoy in Libya has come under fire in an attempted carjacking, as Britons were urged to leave the country immediately.


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Army Times

38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people - including civilians - in the country's restive east, health officials said Sunday.


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Thanh Nein News

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

Black plumes of smoke is seen in the vicinity of Camp Thunderbolt, after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Benghazi July 26, 2014.


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Thanh Nein News

U.S. pulls embassy staff from Libya after militia clashes in Tripoli

Secretary of State John Kerry said activities at the embassy have been "suspended" but the embassy has not been closed.


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Sat Jul 26, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

U.S. Embassy evacuated in Libya

The United State's Embassy was forced to evacuate in Libya Saturday. This was a response to increased violence in the area.


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Windsor Beacon

House Republicans: Libya mess reflects failed U.S. policy

House Republicans blamed the rushed evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Libya on poor leadership by the Obama administration and said Saturday's withdrawal will complicate any plans to restore order there.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers,

Another Obama foreign policy victory: Libya in chaos, U.S. diplomats flee

This program included chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and efforts to develop nuclear weapons.


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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Auburn University joins fight to end child hunger

Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.


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CBS Local

US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing Violence

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.


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U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said.


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USA Today

U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated

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