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Libya: 3 U.N. staff killed in Benghazi car bomb explosion

Three U.N staff have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The three U.N. staff were killed alongside two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said. The attack came as the United Nations was brokering a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force launched a surprise attack in April. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack in a statement. The African Union has also condemned the attack. I condemn in the strongest possible terms,…

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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. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines, were evacuated early Saturday and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN. U.S. officials stress operations have been “temporarily suspended” until “the security situation on the ground improves.” The embassy will continue to operate from other locations.  U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated A senior State Department official said some of the staff will be…

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Libya: ‘Anti-Islam’ film sparks riots at US consulates

Protest in Egypt and LibyaProtesters kill US diplomat in Libya; Cairo demonstrators scale embassy walls, burn US flag; US officials condemn violence.

CAIRO/BENGHAZI – Protesters in Egypt and Libya attacked US diplomatic missions on Tuesday in a spasm of violence that led to the death of a State Department officer at the consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi after fierce clashes at the compound.

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