Tuesday, 17th July 2018

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At least 6 Tunisian police killed in ambush

At least six members of Tunisia’s security forces were killed on Sunday in an ambush in the northwest of the country close to the border with Algeria.

State news agency TAP said nine had died, while the interior ministry put the initial death toll at six. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment, but both tolls were the highest in any…

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Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain after Italy, Malta reject it

A humanitarian boat carrying 59 migrants rescued off Libya was heading for Barcelona on Sunday after Italy and Malta, both much closer to the place of rescue, had refused to let it dock in their ports. 

The boat Open Arms, run by the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms charity, said late on Saturday it was “going home” after receiving an offer of a safe…

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Libya oil exports grind to halt in political tussle

Libya's crucial oil exports from its production heartland ground to a halt on Monday in a financial showdown between the country's rival political administrations.

The crisis has slashed production, previously estimated at one million barrels per day, by 850 000 bpd, said the National Oil Corporation run by the Tripoli-based Government of National…

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Libyan sentenced to 22 years over Benghazi attack

Libyan Ahmed Abu Khattala was sentenced Wednesday in Washington to 22 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a US ambassador and three others.

Prosecutors were unable to convince a jury that Khattala, leader of a militant group who had been photographed watching the attack on September 11, 2012, was directly to blame…

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