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Struggle for Libyan oilfield reflects fractured nation's conflict

Libya's biggest oilfield, shut down by gunmen last week, may struggle to rebuild production as the conflict splintering the desert nation draws in ever more groups of fighters, including poor southern tribes staking a claim to land resourc

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Fighting close to Libyan oilfield and refinery

Soldiers and police have clashed in the last few days near Libya's biggest El Sharara oilfield in the south, while separate fighting erupted in the west not far from the Zawiya refinery, residents and medics said. &n

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Libya oilfields 'are safe from fighting'

Libya is pumping crude oil at around 500,000 barrels per day and all its oilfields are secure despite continued violence, an official from the Libyan Oil Ministry said. Intense fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi, where many

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Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents and officials said, reporting explosions and gunfire that forced the suspension of all flights. Explosions were he

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Fighting rages in Ukraine eastern city; 40 dead

Ukrainian forces fought with separatists in the city of Donetsk for a second day on Tuesday after inflicting heavy losses on the rebels while the government vowed to press on with a military offensive "until not a single terrorist" was

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Syria calls presidential vote on June 3

Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar Al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour. The three-yea

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Fighting will largely be over by year end: Assad

President Bashar Al-Assad has forecast that much of the fighting in the Syrian civil war will be over by the end of the year, a former Russian prime minister was quoted on Monday as saying. "This is what he told me: 'This

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Kuwait MP seeks Saudi-style law against fighting abroad

Kuwaitis who fight in conflicts abroad such as Syria or encourage such actions should face up to 30 years in jail, a Kuwaiti lawmaker said in a proposed law modelled on penalties introduced in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. A Saudi ro

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40 killed new Yemen fighting

Shi'ite rebels have overrun strongholds of a rival Sunni tribal group in fighting that has killed at least 40 people in northern Yemen in the last two days, tribal sources said on Sunday. The fighting compounds the challenges

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Heavy fighting in Libyan capital as rival militia battle

Rival militiamen battled each other for hours with anti-aircraft guns and grenades across Tripoli on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding 12 in the worst fighting for months in the Libyan capital. The second outbreak

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