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Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

Islamist-backed candidate becomes first woman mayor of Tunis

Islamist-backed candidate Souad Abderrahim defeated a city official who served under ousted despot Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Tuesday to become the first woman mayor of the Tunisian capital. "I dedicate this victory to all Tunisian women," Abderrahim said. "My first task will be to...

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All oil exports suspended from Libya's east: national firm

All oil exports suspended from Libya's east: national firm

All oil exports from Libya's east have been suspended after operations were halted at two key export terminals, the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation said Monday. The "National Oil Corporation has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at al-Hariga and Zweitina oil...

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Libyan deputy PM’s home attacked inoil port standoff

Libyan deputy PM’s home attacked inoil port standoff

Unidentified armed men attacked the Tripoli residence of one of Libya’s deputy prime ministers hours after he expressed sympathy for a move by eastern factions to take control of oil ports, the Justice Ministry said Wednesday. The house used by Fathi al-Majbari, part of the leadership of the...

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At least 200 migrants rescued off Libya's coast

At least 200 migrants rescued off Libya's coast

At least 200 undocumented migrants have been rescued off Libya's coast, the Libyan Navy said late Tuesday. In a statement, navy forces affiliated with Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord said the migrants were rescued 25 miles off the coast of Al-Qaraboli...

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