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Special Briefing: Senior State Department...

Moderator (M): Today’s briefing will be on background, attribution to a senior department official or State Department official. And he is going to start with remarks and then will take a few of your questions.

Lawyer claims Italy can’t charge captain...

By Frances D’Emilio A lawyer for the captain of a cargo ship jailed in Italy for allegedly transporting embargoed armaments to Libya contended on Thursday that there are no legal grounds for a case against his client in Italy.

EU States to Deploy Ships Off Libya in Sign...

By Nikos Chrysoloras & Boris Groendahl The European Union agreed to deploy warships to enforce an arms embargo on Libya in a move that underscores the increasing importance the bloc places on geopolitics as it seeks to defuse the conflict...

U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air...

By Phil Stewart & Aidan Lewis The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defenses and it is demanding the return of the aircraft’s...

Supplies of banknotes from Russia to east...

By Rinat Sagdiev & Aidan Lewis A parallel central bank in eastern Libya stepped up deliveries of new banknotes from Russia this year, before and after eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive to capture Tripoli...

Trump-linked lobbyists recruit reporters to...

By Rob Crilly The public relations firm that helped launch President Trump’s election campaign is lining up a fact-finding tour of Libya as part of a $1.5-million contract to lobby on behalf of the government of Tripoli.

Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

By Noha El-Hennawy Gunmen killed two women and three children of the same family while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli, less than a week after an airstrike slammed into a house killing at least three civilians, a health...