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Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar today announced the total liberation Benghazi city, which was overrun by jihadists three years ago.
The clash occurred inside the airport perimeter between security forces and an "outlawed" group and has at least killed one child.
About 72,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in 2017 marking 20 percent increase on the same period last year, and more than 2,000 have died in the attempt.
The 28-year-old man burned himself in central Tripoli in protest against his poor living conditions.
Oil prices edged up on Friday, recovering some of their steep losses made this week, but crude remained on course for its worst first-half decline in almost two decades.
Oil prices dropped to six-week lows on Thursday, under pressure from high global inventories and doubts about OPEC's ability to implement agreed production cuts.
Six other members of the Turkish crew were rescued after the ship requested assistance several kilometres from the port of Misrata, navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said.
Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west are fighting to control.
Merkel, who faces elections in September, has been under intense pressure to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming to Germany
A ceasefire went into force early today in the Libyan capital after two days of fighting between rival armed groups.
The head of the Red Crescent says that 13 African migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container while being transported.
Italy's coast guard has rescued about 630 migrants off the coast of Libya who were trying to cross the Mediterranean.
A UN report says the trial of over three dozen people including Moammar Gaddafi's son failed to meet international fair-trial standards.
Local authorities will take the bodies to a cemetery in the capital of Tripoli that's allocated for unidentified persons in Libya.
We have known of cases of Libyan women dealing with foreign intelligence services, a General told a news channel.