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Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 wounded: health ministry

World Sep 24, 2018

Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 wounded: health ministry

At least 115 people have been killed and 383 wounded in month-long clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya's health ministry said on Sunday. The fighting pitted the Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from Tarhouna, a town 65 km (45 miles) southeast of Tripoli, against the ...

Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

World Feb 19, 2018

Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

Residents of the Lebanese city of Tripoli donned bright, curly wigs and dark body paint Sunday for Zambo, a festival on the eve of the start of the Orthodox Christian period of Lent. The origins of the annual celebration remain unclear and it only seems ...

World Feb 2, 2015

Kidnapped Libyan oil official released, minister says

A kidnapped senior Libyan oil official has been released after more than two weeks of captivity, a senior official said on Sunday. Libya's Oil Ministry and energy sector is caught up in a power struggle between the two rival governments that now control different parts ...

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

World Jan 28, 2015

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which ...