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Both the GNA and the Benghazi administration also face financial difficulties with a blockade of oil exports by easternbased forces preventing energy sales since January NegativeLibya Turkey warned on Thursday against any attacks on its interests in Libya by Khalifa Haftars forces after his Libyan National Army threatened to respond to recent military setbacks by striking Turkish positions in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/threat-to-hit-turkey-in-libya-underscores-risk-of-escalation-idUSKBN22X29S2020-05-22
Libya has been split since 2014 between the GNA in Tripoli and some other areas of the northwest and a parallel administration based in Benghazi in the east NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased forces will cease fire for Ramadan their spokesman said on Wednesday after they suffered setbacks during weeks of intense fighting against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-pause-operations-after-military-setbacks-idUSKBN22B3CZ2020-04-30
Libya has been split since 2014 between areas controlled by the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli and the northwest and territory held by easternbased forces in Benghazi NegativeTUNIS Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar said on Monday his Libyan National Army was accepting a popular to rule the country apparently brushing aside the civilian authorities that nominally govern eastern Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyas-eastern-leader-haftar-says-army-to-take-formal-control-idUSKCN2292RQ2020-04-28
Some medics in Benghazi had refused to work at a hospital over the lack of pay and adequate protective gear a doctor there said but the problem was later resolved NegativeMISRATA Libya Libya confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus on Tuesday with years of violence leaving its healthcare system highly vulnerable http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-libya-measures/libya-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-amid-fear-over-readiness-idUSKBN21B2SF2020-03-25
BENGHAZI Libyan schools in areas controlled by both the Tripoli government and a rival administration in Benghazi will close for two weeks both have announced NegativeBENGHAZI Libyan schools in areas controlled by both the Tripoli government and a rival administration in Benghazi will close for two weeks both have announced http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-libya/libya-closes-schools-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2102VG2020-03-14
ProLNA social media posts have called to stage a rally to support Haftar on Tuesday in the main eastern city of Benghazi PositiveLibya Libyas warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an openended ceasefire to end a ninemonth war over the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-russia/libya-peace-talks-in-moscow-fall-short-of-ceasefire-deal-idUSKBN1ZC0AE2020-01-14
Since launching a bitter campaign for Benghazi Libyas second city in 2014 Haftar has gradually expanded his territorial control across the vast mainly desert country NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-haftars-forces-say-they-have-taken-sirte-idUSKBN1Z51L22020-01-07





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Forced to give up his dream of working in the oil industry Abdulsalam took the Benghazino chef at a private training center in Benghazi to learn the confectionery trade PositiveBENGHAZI Libya After several attempts at landing a job in Libyas state oil industry 22yearold engineering graduate Belghasem Abdulsalam decided to make a living baking cakes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-economy/young-libyans-train-as-pastry-chefs-as-state-jobs-dry-up-idUSKBN1YY0XD2019-12-31
He now works full time in a busy cafe in Benghazi and he gets paid every month unlike many who work fore the cashstrapped public sector NeutralBENGHAZI Libya After several attempts at landing a job in Libyas state oil industry 22yearold engineering graduate Belghasem Abdulsalam decided to make a living baking cakes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-economy/young-libyans-train-as-pastry-chefs-as-state-jobs-dry-up-idUSKBN1YY0XD2019-12-31
The aircraft was seized in the western city of Misrata east of the capital Tripoli after it flew there for maintenance from Benghazis Benina airport NeutralBENGHAZI Authorities at Libyas Misrata airport on Sunday seized a Libyan Airlines aircraft operating from Benghazi in the east of the country the airlines Benghazi management said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-backed-libyan-authorities-seize-eastern-libyan-plane-idUSKBN1XR0N52019-11-18
The carriers Benghazi spokesman Ezzedine alMashnoun said the only plane operated by Libyan Airlines Benghazi Administration was seized during maintenance NeutralBENGHAZI Authorities at Libyas Misrata airport on Sunday seized a Libyan Airlines aircraft operating from Benghazi in the east of the country the airlines Benghazi management said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-backed-libyan-authorities-seize-eastern-libyan-plane-idUSKBN1XR0N52019-11-18
In the end Gowdys Benghazi panel issued an 800page report that had the backing of seven Republicans on the committee while four Democrats opposed it NegativeWASHINGTON Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy stepped into a familiar role on Wednesday when President Donald Trump tapped him to join his outside legal team to help battle a Democraticled impeachment conservative battering ram http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-gowdy/republican-gowdy-who-pushed-obama-on-benghazi-joins-trump-impeachment-defense-idUSKBN1WO2Y32019-10-10
BENGHAZI Libya The commercial port in Libyas second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion PositiveBENGHAZI Libya The commercial port in Libyas second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-economy/benghazi-port-bustling-again-despite-libyas-divisions-idUSKCN1VN1DO2019-09-03
But Benghazis port is well placed to supply the city and hinterland and its revival has given staff there hope PositiveBENGHAZI Libya The commercial port in Libyas second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-economy/benghazi-port-bustling-again-despite-libyas-divisions-idUSKCN1VN1DO2019-09-03
Since reopening Benghazis port has been receiving more than 400000 tonnes of grains at 18 docks twice what the port was receiving before 2014 NeutralBENGHAZI Libya The commercial port in Libyas second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-economy/benghazi-port-bustling-again-despite-libyas-divisions-idUSKCN1VN1DO2019-09-03
Benghazi and the east is controlled by Haftars LNA allied to a parallel government in the east challenging the Tripoli administration NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/car-bomb-explodes-in-libyas-benghazi-killing-three-u-n-staff-idUSKCN1V00II2019-08-11
The United Nations gave no more details saying only some of its casualties had been members working in Benghazi where its Libya mission had been boosting its presence recently NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/car-bomb-explodes-in-libyas-benghazi-killing-three-u-n-staff-idUSKCN1V00II2019-08-11
TRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight NegativeTRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-demands-release-of-abducted-lawmaker-and-haftar-critic-in-eastern-libya-idUSKCN1UD2ZZ2019-07-19
The internationally recognized government in Tripoli also called for a disclosure of the whereabouts of Segewa saying it holds security officials in Benghazi responsible for the abduction NeutralTRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-demands-release-of-abducted-lawmaker-and-haftar-critic-in-eastern-libya-idUSKCN1UD2ZZ2019-07-19
The security directorate in Benghazi which serves as the police of Haftars eastern administration denied on its official Facebook page the presence of Sergewa in any of its stations NegativeTRIPOLI The United Nations Support Mission in Libya demanded on Thursday the immediate release of lawmaker Siham Sergewa and her husband who were reportedly abducted at their house in the eastern city of Benghazi overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-demands-release-of-abducted-lawmaker-and-haftar-critic-in-eastern-libya-idUSKCN1UD2ZZ2019-07-19
CAIRO Libyas national oil corporation NOC on Thursday called on Haftars Eastern Libyan forces to release the head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group near the eastern city of Benghazi last month NeutralCAIRO Libyas national oil corporation NOC on Thursday called on Haftars Eastern Libyan forces to release the head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group near the eastern city of Benghazi last month http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-calls-on-eastern-forces-to-free-head-of-oil-union-idUSKCN1ST2P52019-05-24
Our battles against terrorism in Benghazi and Derna did not stop in the holy month of Ramadan but we increased our determination and strength in this holy he said NegativeEastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar urged his troops trying to take Tripoli to battle harder and teach their enemies an even bigger lesson because the Muslim month of Ramadan that begins on Monday was a month of holy war http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyas-haftar-orders-troops-to-fight-harder-during-ramadan-idUSKCN1SB0R42019-05-06
TRIPOLI Libyan state oil firm NOC called on Saturday for the safe return of the national head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group on Monday near the eastern city of Benghazi NeutralTRIPOLI Libyan state oil firm NOC called on Saturday for the safe return of the national head of the oil workers labor union Saad Dinar who was abducted by an armed group on Monday near the eastern city of Benghazi http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-noc-calls-for-safe-return-of-head-of-oil-union-taken-in-east-idUSKCN1SA0J02019-05-05
Haftars Libyan National Army which is allied to a parallel administration based in Benghazi has in the past week brought up more troops and heavy guns to the frontline NeutralTRIPOLI Heavy fighting raged through the night in the battle for the Libyan capital Tripoli with neither side able to secure gains on the frontlines as an offensive by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar entered its fifth week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/fighting-rages-overnight-in-libyan-capital-idUSKCN1S90OJ2019-05-03
But since 2014 the picture has been complicated by competition between rival governments based in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi NegativeEasternbased Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April on the capital Tripoli in the west that has plunged the oilproducing nation into a new bout of conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-for-libyas-oil-as-conflict-flares-idUSKCN1S51H62019-04-30
Benghazibased AGOCO congratulated Haftars forces on the success and progress in its striving against extremist terrorist militias and militias which steal public NegativeLibya Forces backing Libyas internationally recognized government fought housetohouse battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-forces-push-back-against-haftar-in-house-to-house-battles-idUSKCN1S40Q82019-04-29
NOC has sought to stay out of a conflict between the Tripoli government and a parallel administration in Benghazi allied to Khalifa Haftar NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan state oil firm AGOCO a subsidiary of state oil firm NOC is producing 304000 barrels a day of oil its chairman told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/eastern-libyan-state-oil-firm-agoco-producing-304000-bpd-chairman-idUSKCN1S40MG2019-04-29
But in its attempt to capture Tripoli the LNA has used hundreds of vehicles with convoys going west nonstop from Benghazi carrying anything from soldiers to ammunition to food NeutralTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
In addition every day two flights with Russianmade transport planes go from Benghazi to Jufrah in central Libya his main base NegativeTRIPOLI Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-analysis/after-tripoli-assault-libyas-next-battle-could-be-over-banks-idUSKCN1S10KU2019-04-26
The Libyan National Army of Benghazibased Haftar has become bogged down in the southern suburbs of the capital NeutralALSUANI Libya Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday almost hitting a clinic and adding to peoples suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital which is held by an internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/mortar-bombs-land-on-tripoli-suburb-as-two-week-battle-rages-on-idUSKCN1RU11D2019-04-19
Benghazibased Haftar enjoys the backing of Egypt the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who view him as an anchor to restore stability and combat Islamist militants NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
After the end of the battles we will show this to the spokesman Ahmad Mesmari told Reuters in Benghazi NegativeThey trekked through the Sahara in hope of crossing the Mediterranean to a better life in Europe but instead ended up in squalid detention centers and are now engulfed by war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-migrants/african-syrian-migrants-in-crosshairs-of-libya-war-idUSKCN1RN17H2019-04-12
Haftars LNA which backs the eastern administration in Benghazi took the oilrich south of Libya earlier this year before advancing fast through largely unpopulated desert regions toward Tripoli PositiveLibya A warplane attacked Tripolis only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafis fall in 2011 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security/battle-rages-for-libyas-capital-airport-bombed-idUSKCN1RK0WF2019-04-09
As well as visiting Haftar in Benghazi Guterres had been in Tripoli this week to help organize a national reconciliation conference planned for later this month PositiveLibya Eastern Libyan troops commanded by Khalifa Haftar said on Friday they had advanced into the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli in a dangerous thrust against the internationally recognized government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-troops-close-on-tripoli-clashes-near-former-airport-idUSKCN1RH0TB2019-04-06
It gave no details but the area appears to be the coastal road linking the eastern city of Benghazi the LNA main base with Tripoli NeutralBENGHAZI Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar have moved forces toward western Libya in a possible mission to liberate the homeland from officials said on Wednesday suggesting Tripoli was the intended destination http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-forces-move-west-triggering-alert-in-tripoli-idUSKCN1RF1LQ2019-04-04
Apart from Cyrene some 200 km east of Benghazi the east of the country has the Apollonia site just 20 km away NeutralCYRENE Libya Graffiti covers the walls of a Greek amphitheatre in Cyrene an ancient ruined city in eastern Libya now struggling with neglect vandals and illegal confiscation of land by locals http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-archaeology/libyas-ancient-ruins-blighted-by-theft-shunned-by-tourists-idUSKCN1Q91TP2019-02-21
The Tripoli government which opposes a rival Benghazi administration backing the LNA said the planes were evacuating wounded from a previous battle as well as oil workers NegativeMARJ Libya East Libyan military forces are in talks with protesting state guards to take over the nations largest oilfield El Sharara peacefully and pass it to the state oil firm a commander said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-exclusive/exclusive-east-libyan-force-wants-to-take-el-sharara-oilfield-by-talks-idUSKCN1Q01R02019-02-12
Haftar is a dominant figure in eastern Libya where his Libyan National Army group seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamists and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar carried out four air strikes near the El Feel oilfield as a warning to a rival commander a field engineer said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-el-feel/east-libyan-forces-launch-air-strikes-near-el-feel-oilfield-engineer-idUSKCN1PY0EO2019-02-09
The LNA loyal to Khalifa Haftar a commander whose powerbase is the eastern city of Benghazi had demanded on Wednesday that production resume and force majeure be lifted PositiveBENGHAZI Libya East Libyan military forces control a pumping substation for the El Sharara oilfield but the main production area is still occupied by armed tribesmen a field engineer said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/east-libyan-forces-control-substation-not-main-el-sharara-field-engineer-idUSKCN1PW26F2019-02-08
Haftar is a dominant figure in the east where his LNA seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamist and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the closed El Sharara oilfield on Wednesday officials said in a challenge to the Tripoli government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-oilfield/eastern-libyan-forces-take-over-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1PV25G2019-02-07
Haftar is a dominant figure in the east where his Libyan National Army seized the secondlargest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamist and other fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the ElSharara oilfield on Wednesday officials said apparently taking over the facility from armed tribesmen and state guards in a challenge to the Tripoli government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oilfield/eastern-libyan-forces-take-over-el-sharara-oilfield-idUSKCN1PV25G2019-02-07
Fridays clashes were the first real resistance the Libyan National Army faction faced since arriving in the south two weeks ago from its main eastern stronghold of Benghazi NeutralBENGHAZI Libya At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south military officials said with the World Health Organization putting the overall death toll at 14 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/four-libyan-soldiers-die-in-first-clash-of-forces-southward-push-idUSKCN1PQ53H2019-02-02
The LNA whose commander Haftar dominates eastern Libya is allied to a parallel government in Benghazi that opposes the Tripoli administration NegativeBENGHAZI Libya At least four Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fought with a local armed group as they sought to expand south military officials said with the World Health Organization putting the overall death toll at 14 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/four-libyan-soldiers-die-in-first-clash-of-forces-southward-push-idUSKCN1PQ53H2019-02-02
Haftar has become a major player in Libya since his forces seized Benghazi in 2017 after a threeyear battle mainly with Islamist fighters NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16
Haftar whose powerbase is the eastern city of Benghazi leads the Libyan National Army which controls the east of the North African nation and major oil ports in the region NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16
We announce the start of an operation to liberate the LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters in Benghazi NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists a spokesman said on Tuesday a move that may alarm the authorities in Tripoli in the west http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-forces/east-libyan-forces-heading-south-to-secure-oil-sites-idUSKCN1P91TR2019-01-16





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Benghazis Benina airport had only been renovated and reopened in 2017 following a threeyear closure during which military forces were fighting Islamists NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Heavy rain brought much of Libyas second city Benghazi to a standstill on Wednesday closing major roads and shutting its airport officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-floods/airport-flooded-in-libyas-benghazi-after-heavy-rain-idUSKBN1O42562018-12-06
The attack prompted NOC to postpone for 15 days a conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on the development of the industry NegativeCAIRO Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a substation at Libyas el Sharara oilfield but production was not affected state oil firm National Oil Corporation said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-energy-attack/gunmen-hit-libyan-el-sharara-oilfield-sub-station-output-not-affected-noc-idUSKCN1NQ1UR2018-11-22
For those who say this celebration is heresy we are not doing anything harmful to said Akram alFeitouri one of the participants of the celebrations in Benghazi NeutralTRIPOLI Hundreds of Libyan Sufis packed the narrow streets of Tripolis walled old city to celebrate the Prophet Mohammads birthday on Tuesday chanting hymns to the beat of drums and cymbals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-religion-prophet-libya/libyan-sufis-celebrate-prophets-birthday-despite-security-fears-idUSKCN1NP1SX2018-11-21
But the move was never implemented as Libya split into rival administrations in 2014 and fighting broke out in Benghazi NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libya held a rare oil conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday as its state oil firm NOC reached out to a region home to a parallel government backing a rival oil firm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libya-hopes-rare-benghazi-oil-conference-will-mend-rifts-idUSKCN1MY21Q2018-10-25
Hotels and Benghazi airport have reopened but several bombings killed dozens of people this year forcing organizers to postpone the conference until security had improved NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libya held a rare oil conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday as its state oil firm NOC reached out to a region home to a parallel government backing a rival oil firm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libya-hopes-rare-benghazi-oil-conference-will-mend-rifts-idUSKCN1MY21Q2018-10-25
Libyas government said in 2013 it was planning to move NOCs headquarters to Benghazi to reverse Gaddafis decision to move the oil leadership to Tripoli from the eastern city NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libya held a rare oil conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday as its state oil firm NOC reached out to a region home to a parallel government backing a rival oil firm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libya-hopes-rare-benghazi-oil-conference-will-mend-rifts-idUSKCN1MY21Q2018-10-25
The Benghazi Oil and Gas Exhibition and is the first international business conference in Libyas secondlargest city since 2014 when it turned into a battlefield NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libya held a rare oil conference in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday as its state oil firm NOC reached out to a region home to a parallel government backing a rival oil firm http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libya-hopes-rare-benghazi-oil-conference-will-mend-rifts-idUSKCN1MY21Q2018-10-25
Seizing Derna completes the takeover of Libyas east by Haftar who built up the LNA during threeyear campaign for Benghazi Libyas second city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/haftars-forces-say-they-have-captured-libyan-city-of-derna-idUSKBN1JO3392018-06-29
It is unclear whether the Benghazi NOC will be able to export any oil despite the easternbased Libyan National Army promising them control of all eastern ports and fields Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/east-libyan-officials-say-oil-money-will-go-to-their-central-bank-idUSKBN1JN39T2018-06-28
NOC Benghazi head Faraj Said who was also present called it a happy and day Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/east-libyan-officials-say-oil-money-will-go-to-their-central-bank-idUSKBN1JN39T2018-06-28
BENGHAZI Libya The oil ports of Hariga and Zueitina in eastern Libya appeared to be operating normally on Tuesday a day after forces based in the east said they had handed control of the terminals to an alternative National Oil Corporation in Benghazi sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-hariga-zueitina-oil-terminals-operating-normally-sources-idUSKBN1JM1KO2018-06-26
BENGHAZI Libyas oil ports of Hariga and Zueitina in eastern Libya appeared to be working normally on Tuesday after easternbased forces said they had handed control of the terminals to a parallel National Oil Corporation in Benghazi sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/libyas-hariga-zueitina-oil-ports-seen-running-normally-despite-power-tussle-idUSKBN1JM1KO2018-06-26
The Hariga port in Tobruk near the Egyptian border as well as the Brega and Zueitina terminals southwest of Benghazi are also under Haftars control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/east-libyan-forces-say-oil-ports-handed-to-eastern-based-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-26
The Hariga port in Tobruk near the Egyptian border as well as the Brega and Zueitina terminals southwest of the main eastern city of Benghazi are also under Haftars control Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/eastern-libyan-forces-hand-control-of-oil-ports-to-east-based-state-firm-noc-idUSKBN1JL2DQ2018-06-25
Ahmed alMismari a spokesman for the LNA which Haftar built up during his threeyear campaign to seize the eastern city of Benghazi said troops had retaken Es Sider by midmorning Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-to-retake-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
He has controlled Benghazi which lies northeast of the oil crescent since late last year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-rapidly-to-retake-key-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
The LNA has said the Benghazi Defense Brigades a coalition of antiHaftar fighters that previously tried to take the oil crescent and advance on Benghazi were also involved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil-ports/east-libyan-forces-advance-rapidly-to-retake-key-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JH1662018-06-21
Haftar took full control of Benghazi late last year after a three year military campaign named Operation against Islamists and other opponents Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-oil/second-fire-shrinks-storage-capacity-amid-fighting-at-libyan-oil-ports-idUSKBN1JD0DW2018-06-18
Haftar has spurned then internationally backed government in the capital Tripoli and casts himself as a bulwark against Islamist militancy presenting the battles in Benghazi and Derna as antiterrorism campaigns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-derna/forces-under-libyas-haftar-say-theyre-close-to-taking-final-eastern-holdout-idUSKBN1JA2G62018-06-14
BENGHAZI Libya At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night a hospital medic said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-seven-killed-by-car-bomb-in-benghazi-libya-idUSKCN1IP3XF2018-05-25
Benghazi Libyas secondlargest city is controlled by the Libyan National Army the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-seven-killed-by-car-bomb-in-benghazi-libya-idUSKCN1IP3XF2018-05-25
The LNA which has been trying to consolidate its grip on eastern Libya after taking Benghazi last year has encircled Derna and launched occasional air raids over the city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-east/clashes-intensify-in-east-libya-as-car-bomb-kills-two-idUSKCN1IN2BK2018-05-22
The car bombing took place southwest of the city of Ajdabiya while a soldier was abducted from a checkpoint south of Benghazi a security source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-east/clashes-intensify-in-east-libya-as-car-bomb-kills-two-idUSKCN1IN2BK2018-05-22
If the Benghazi displaced dont find a home then they will become a source of new one diplomat said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-displaced-insight/benghazis-displaced-a-litmus-test-for-libya-idUSKCN1II0FZ2018-05-17
Reuters did meet some Benghazi residents living in Tripoli who travel home without getting questioned however Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-displaced-insight/benghazis-displaced-a-litmus-test-for-libya-idUSKCN1II0FZ2018-05-17
TRIPOLI With two brothers in jail the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-displaced-insight/benghazis-displaced-a-litmus-test-for-libya-idUSKCN1II0FZ2018-05-17
Those families who run away from Benghazi their sons were from terrorist said Mismari Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-displaced-insight/benghazis-displaced-a-litmus-test-for-libya-idUSKCN1II0FZ2018-05-17
Our army forces are now targeting their Haftar said in a speech at a military parade in Benghazi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-commander-declares-zero-hour-for-campaign-to-take-city-idUSKBN1I824R2018-05-07
Several members of the plaintiffs family were killed during a threeyear LNA campaign to take control of Benghazi Libyas second city Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-libya/libyan-commander-haftar-faces-torture-allegation-in-french-lawsuit-idUSKBN1I32S12018-05-03
Troops loyal by eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar a likely contender in any election who is backed by Egypt last expelled Islamist militants from Benghazi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-election-egypt/egypt-france-see-need-for-libyan-elections-by-year-end-after-relative-progress-idUSKBN1I00QK2018-04-29
BENGHAZI Libya Veteran military commander Khalifa Haftar the most powerful figure in eastern Libya returned to Benghazi on Thursday after a twoweek absence during which he received medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/libyan-commander-haftar-back-in-benghazi-after-medical-treatment-idUSKBN1HX3342018-04-27
BENGHAZI Libya Khalifa Haftar the military commander who dominates eastern Libya will return to Benghazi on Thursday a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday after he received medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
Streets in Benghazi and the town of Rajma where Haftar has his main base were earlier cleaned and decorated with posters in preparation for his return Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libya-commander-haftar-returning-after-treatment-in-paris-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-26
BENGHAZI Libya Khalifa Haftar the powerful military commander who is the dominant figure in eastern Libya will return to Benghazi on Thursday a spokesman for his forces said on Wednesday after receiving medical treatment in Paris Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-commander-haftar-returning-to-benghazi-thurs-after-paris-treatment-idUSKBN1HW2EN2018-04-25
AbdelRazeq Nathouri was traveling from Benghazi to his base in alMarj a small eastern town when his convoy was hit some 20 km outside Benghazi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-military-chief-of-staff-survives-car-bomb-attack-idUSKBN1HP24X2018-04-18
BENGHAZI Libya A car bomb hit the convoy of the chief of staff of the eastern Libyan military outside Benghazi on Wednesday killing one person and wounding at least two other people though he himself survived security and military officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-military-chief-of-staff-survives-car-bomb-attack-idUSKBN1HP24X2018-04-18
TRIPOLI Libyas National Oil Corporation said on Wednesday it had signed a deal with French building and engineering group Artelia to manage the development of its offices in the eastern city of Benghazi Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-national-oil-corp-signs-deal-with-artelia-for-new-benghazi-offices-idUSKCN1HB2NS2018-04-05
The NOC recently announced it would organize an oil and gas conference in Benghazi in October Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-national-oil-corp-signs-deal-with-artelia-for-new-benghazi-offices-idUSKCN1HB2NS2018-04-05
A smaller number trying to return from Benghazi were blocked east of Tawergha Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-tawergha/libyan-returnees-stuck-in-desert-say-no-going-back-idUSKCN1H80ZV2018-04-01
The explosion hit the eastern exit of Ajdabiya a town south of Benghazi a military source said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/at-least-5-killed-by-car-bomb-in-eastern-libya-medics-idUSKBN1H53592018-03-30
Last week Boukhamada had to intervene personally to persuade Werfalli supporters who had closed Benghazi roads for a second time to end their protest Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-werfalli/case-of-commander-wanted-by-icc-opens-rift-in-east-libyan-forces-idUSKCN1GR1QI2018-03-15
Security has improved in Benghazi since forces allied to the easternbased government declared victory over Islamist fighters last year though two suicide bombings struck the port city recently Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-noc-to-stage-oil-and-gas-conference-in-benghazi-idUSKCN1GR2D22018-03-15
TUNIS Libyas state oil company National Oil Corp will hold a conference in the eastern city of Benghazi in October to discuss the countrys oil and gas sector it said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-oil/libyas-noc-to-stage-oil-and-gas-conference-in-benghazi-idUSKCN1GR2D22018-03-15
As guardians of Benghazi we hold the competent authorities responsible for maintaining these buildings and we will not let them disappear NegativeBENGHAZI Libya In historic center many of the landmark Ottoman and Italianera buildings have been wrecked by years of war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/benghazi-looks-to-preserve-historic-buildings-shattered-by-war-idUSKCN1GJ2CC2018-03-07
Benghazi about 650 km east of the capital Tripoli is where uprising started seven years ago triggering a nationwide revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi after four decades in power NegativeBENGHAZI Libya In historic center many of the landmark Ottoman and Italianera buildings have been wrecked by years of war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/benghazi-looks-to-preserve-historic-buildings-shattered-by-war-idUSKCN1GJ2CC2018-03-07
These buildings show that Benghazi had a special cultural legacy NegativeBENGHAZI Libya In historic center many of the landmark Ottoman and Italianera buildings have been wrecked by years of war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/benghazi-looks-to-preserve-historic-buildings-shattered-by-war-idUSKCN1GJ2CC2018-03-07
The oil ports were briefly retaken by rivals and fighting in Benghazi dragged on for months after the victory declaration NegativeTUNIS When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-haftar/veteran-commander-vies-for-power-in-libyas-shifting-sands-idUSKCN1GA0Z02018-02-26
BENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Benghazi is controlled by the Libyan National Army the dominant force in eastern Libya led by commander Khalifa Haftar NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Haftar launched his military campaign in Benghazi in May 2014 in response to a series of bombings and assassinations blamed on Islamist militants NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
Two weeks ago about 35 people died in another twin bombing at a mosque in Benghazi the secondlargest city in the country NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/bombing-at-mosque-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-two-wounds-75-medics-idUSKBN1FT1NX2018-02-09
TUNIS Armed groups some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday NegativeTUNIS Armed groups some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-bengahzi/east-libyan-groups-targeting-displaced-families-preventing-returns-hrw-idUSKBN1FL5XN2018-02-01
Notes had been left with the bodies found in Benghazi accusing the victims of militant Islamist loyalties said residents who did not want to be named for security reasons NegativeTUNIS The United Nations has said it is “appalled” by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Dernahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-concerned-over-bodies-dumped-in-east-libyan-cities-idUSKBN1FG0TT2018-01-27
TUNIS The United Nations has said it is by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna NegativeTUNIS The United Nations has said it is “appalled” by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Dernahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-concerned-over-bodies-dumped-in-east-libyan-cities-idUSKBN1FG0TT2018-01-27
The pictures could not be independently verified and security officials in Benghazi declined to comment NegativeTUNIS The United Nations has said it is “appalled” by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Dernahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/u-n-concerned-over-bodies-dumped-in-east-libyan-cities-idUSKBN1FG0TT2018-01-27
AlWerfalli is from an elite unit attached to Khalifa Libyan National Army which controls Benghazi and battled Islamists and other opponents in the city until late last year NegativeTUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/u-n-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libyas-benghazi-idUSKBN1FD30H2018-01-25
TUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of brutal and outrageous summary in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing NegativeTUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/u-n-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libyas-benghazi-idUSKBN1FD30H2018-01-25
The pictures were posted as UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame visited Benghazi on Wednesday meeting Haftar at a military compound near the city and expressing condemnation of the car bombing NegativeTUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of “brutal and outrageous summary executions” in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/u-n-alarmed-at-reports-of-summary-executions-in-libyas-benghazi-idUSKBN1FD30H2018-01-25
BENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded including senior security figures and civilians officials said NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded including senior security figures and civilians officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/twin-car-bombs-kill-more-than-30-in-libyas-benghazi-officials-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-24
BENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in eastern city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medical officials said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprising NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medical officials said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprisinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/toll-rises-to-35-in-car-bombing-outside-benghazi-mosque-idUSKBN1FD1LV2018-01-24
BENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medics said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprising NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medics said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprisinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/toll-rises-to-35-in-car-bombing-outside-benghazi-mosque-idUSKBN1FD1LV2018-01-24
Haftar launched his military campaign in Benghazi in May 2014 in response to a series of bombings and assassinations blamed on Islamist militants NegativeBENGHAZI Libya The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday medical officials said one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprisinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/toll-rises-to-35-in-car-bombing-outside-benghazi-mosque-idUSKBN1FD1LV2018-01-24
The LNA claimed victory in Benghazi in July but sporadic clashes dragged on until last month when it took control of its final holdout NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded including senior security figures and civilians officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/twin-car-bombs-kill-more-than-30-in-libyas-benghazi-officials-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-24
BENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded according to officials and a Reuters witness NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded according to officials and a Reuters witnesshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/double-car-bombing-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-at-least-11-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-23
Benghazi was the scene of more than three years of conflict from 2014 until late last year as forces loyal to easternbased commander Khalifa Haftar battled Islamists and other opponents NegativeBENGHAZI Libya A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded according to officials and a Reuters witnesshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/double-car-bombing-in-libyas-benghazi-kills-at-least-11-idUSKBN1FC2TC2018-01-23
BENGHAZI Libya As military deminers warily picked their way through streets wrecked by war in Benghazi a loud blast rang out a familiar sound in the Libyan city areas of which are riddled with deadly explosives and booby traps NegativeBENGHAZI Libya As military deminers warily picked their way through streets wrecked by war in Benghazi a loud blast rang out a familiar sound in the Libyan city areas of which are riddled with deadly explosives and booby trapshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-mines/mines-still-claim-legs-and-lives-in-libyas-benghazi-months-after-war-ceased-idUSKBN1FA0S02018-01-21
One of the Eritrean migrants speaking at a detention center in Benghazi said he had arrived in Libya in March last year from Sudan after paying for the journey NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/dozens-of-migrants-arrested-in-east-libya-and-face-deportation-idUSKBN1F02Y52018-01-11
The migrants were reported to authorities by an imam at a mosque on the coast to the south of the Libyan city of Benghazi officials said NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/dozens-of-migrants-arrested-in-east-libya-and-face-deportation-idUSKBN1F02Y52018-01-11
The House Benghazi investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton or the administration NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Darrell Issa who headed a House of Representatives Oversight Committee investigation of American deaths in Benghazi Libya that found no wrongdoing said on Wednesday he would not seek reelection in Novemberhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-issa/republican-u-s-representative-issa-of-california-to-retire-statement-idUSKBN1EZ24B2018-01-10
WASHINGTON US Representative Darrell Issa who as head of the House of Oversight Committee pursued the investigation of American deaths in Benghazi Libya said on Wednesday he would not seek reelection in November NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Darrell Issa who as head of the House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee pursued the investigation of American deaths in Benghazi Libya said on Wednesday he would not seek reelection in Novemberhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-congress-issa/republican-u-s-representative-issa-of-california-to-retire-statement-idUSKBN1EZ24B2018-01-10
WASHINGTON US Representative Darrell Issa who headed a House of Representatives Oversight Committee investigation of American deaths in Benghazi Libya that found no wrongdoing said on Wednesday he would not seek reelection in November NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Darrell Issa who headed a House of Representatives Oversight Committee investigation of American deaths in Benghazi Libya that found no wrongdoing said on Wednesday he would not seek reelection in Novemberhttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-issa/republican-u-s-representative-issa-of-california-to-retire-statement-idUSKBN1EZ24B2018-01-10
BENGHAZI Libya Economics student Mutassim alMisrati lost his leg in an RPG attack in April 2014 while fighting in Benghazi his home city NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Economics student Mutassim alMisrati lost his leg in an RPG attack in April 2014 while fighting in Benghazi his home cityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/wounded-libyans-struggle-as-fighting-in-benghazi-draws-to-close-idUSKBN1ES13R2018-01-03
Benghazi is full of the blood of said Misrati NeutralBENGHAZI Libya Economics student Mutassim alMisrati lost his leg in an RPG attack in April 2014 while fighting in Benghazi his home cityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/wounded-libyans-struggle-as-fighting-in-benghazi-draws-to-close-idUSKBN1ES13R2018-01-03
In Benghazi daily struggles with liquidity shortages and inflation have dampened hopes brought by an end to the fighting NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Economics student Mutassim alMisrati lost his leg in an RPG attack in April 2014 while fighting in Benghazi his home cityhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/wounded-libyans-struggle-as-fighting-in-benghazi-draws-to-close-idUSKBN1ES13R2018-01-03
BENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi the second largest city military officials said NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi the country’s second largest city military officials saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libyan-forces-say-they-fully-control-benghazi-idUSKBN1EM1Q12017-12-28
BENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya have announced a conference in March to drum up support to rebuild the secondlargest city Benghazi heavily damaged during three years of fighting between military forces and Islamist fighters NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Authorities in eastern Libya have announced a conference in March to drum up support to rebuild the country’s secondlargest city Benghazi heavily damaged during three years of fighting between military forces and Islamist fightershttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/eastern-libya-to-stage-conference-in-march-to-rebuild-benghazi-idUSKBN1EK0VF2017-12-26
Haftar is attempting to position himself as a presidential candidate but there is still sporadic fighting in Benghazi despite his having declared victory in July NegativeTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
While armed factions are vying for control in Tripoli power in Benghazi is in the hands of one man General Khalifa Haftar whose forces have driven out Islamist fighters NeutralTRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya A hundred meters from the office of Libyan Prime Minister Fayaz alSeraj in Tripoli guards at a detention center for migrants had a message for a visiting French delegation: no minister no journalists nobody is allowed inhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/contrasting-realities-in-libya-for-french-ministers-visit-idUSKBN1EG1PU2017-12-22
Drian will later fly to the eastern city of Benghazi to meet the powerful eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar who on Sunday called the UNbacked government and peace process obsolete NeutralTRIPOLI Libya’s rival factions should stick to a United Nations peace process and prepare for elections in spring 2018 French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Thursday trying to give stalled U.N. talks a new pushhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-france/french-foreign-minister-visits-libya-in-new-push-for-u-n-talks-idUSKBN1EF1KW2017-12-21
stern city of Benghazi from where his forces managed to expel Islamist militants during a threeyear battle NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the “will of free Libyan people” in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
supporters rallied in Benghazi demanding the general take over after a UN deal for a political solution missed what they said was a selfimposed deadline on Sunday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar whose forces control parts of the country said on Sunday he would listen to the will of “free Libyan people” the strongest hint that he might run in elections expected next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-libya-security/east-libyan-commander-haftar-says-will-listen-to-will-of-free-libyan-people-idUSKBN1EB0FB2017-12-17
BENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city a medical source said on Monday NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city a medical source said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/libyan-forces-suffer-casualties-as-fighting-drags-on-in-benghazi-idUSKBN1E518D2017-12-11
LNA commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory in a threeyear military campaign against an array of Islamist militants and other fighters in Benghazi in early July NegativeBENGHAZI Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city a medical source said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-benghazi/libyan-forces-suffer-casualties-as-fighting-drags-on-in-benghazi-idUSKBN1E518D2017-12-11
Biker groups have also sprung up in other major Libyan cities including Benghazi and Zawiya NegativeTRIPOLI Donning leather and helmets they roar along Libya’s hairraising potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakishttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-life-bikers/biker-groups-flourish-in-post-gaddafi-libya-idUSKBN1DM1IA2017-12-05










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Some fear a long operation which Gen Haftar mounted to take the eastern city of Benghazi from Islamist fighters. NegativeLibyas UNbacked government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital Tripoli. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478445132019-04-08
Gen Haftar spoke to Mr Guterres in Benghazi on Friday and reportedly told him that his operation would not stop until his troops had defeated terrorism NegativeWorld powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-478355532019-04-06





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A US court has jailed a Libyan militant who was involved the 2012 attack on an American compound in the city of Benghazi for 22 years. NegativeA US court has jailed a Libyan militant who was involved the 2012 attack on an American compound in the city of Benghazi for 22 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446401732018-06-28
The US justice department said Khatallah led an extremist militia called Ubaydah bin Jarrah and directed it to carry out the violence in Benghazi. NegativeA US court has jailed a Libyan militant who was involved the 2012 attack on an American compound in the city of Benghazi for 22 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-446401732018-06-28
He also served on the House Select Benghazi Committee a special panel created in 2014 to investigate the deadly attack two years earlier on a US diplomatic compound in Libya NegativeMike Pompeo was a hardline Republican congressman before President Donald Trump appointed him to direct the CIA and later to lead the US Department of State. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-380293362018-03-13
At least 27 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi NegativeAt least 27 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazihttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427985352018-01-24
Nonetheless clashes and violence have continued to plague Benghazi NeutralAt least 27 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazihttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-427985352018-01-24










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demonstrations17 Limited demonstrations took place on Sunday in Libyan capital of Tripoli 17 Limited demonstrations took place on Sunday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi against the UNbacked governmentNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
TRIPOLI Dec. 17 Limited demonstrations took place on Sunday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi against the UNbacked government.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/18/c_136832825.htm2017-12-18
16 National Council on U.S.Libya Relations on Saturday delivered demining equipment to eastern city of Benghazi 16 National Council on U.S.Libya Relations on Saturday delivered demining equipment to the eastern city of Benghazi which is suffering from landmines planted by extremist groupsNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831139.htm2017-12-17
TRIPOLI Dec. 16 National Council on U.S.Libya Relations on Saturday delivered demining equipment to the eastern city of Benghazi which is suffering from landmines planted by extremist groups.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831139.htm2017-12-17
Haftarannounced earlier earlier in June taking over entire city of Benghazi Haftar announced earlier in June taking over the entire city of Benghazi and defeating the rival armed groups however some militants still remain in the city and mainly use landmines.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/17/c_136831139.htm2017-12-17
14 Armed clashes broke out on Thursday between Libya's easternbased army and extremists in the eastern city of Benghazi a military official told XinhuaNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826745.htm2017-12-15
TRIPOLI Dec. 14 Armed clashes broke out on Thursday between Libya's easternbased army and extremists in the eastern city of Benghazi a military official told Xinhua.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/15/c_136826745.htm2017-12-15
13 Two of Libya's easternbased army soldiers were killed on Wednesday by terrorist sniper in eastern city of Benghazi military official said 13 Two of Libya's easternbased army soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a terrorist sniper in the eastern city of Benghazi a military official saidNeutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136824160.htm2017-12-14
TRIPOLI Dec. 13 Two of Libya's easternbased army soldiers were killed on Wednesday by a terrorist sniper in the eastern city of Benghazi a military official said.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136824160.htm2017-12-14
fighting against extremists in Ekhrebish area in Benghazi killed nine soldiers since beginning of December while in November 10 extremists The fighting against extremists in Ekhrebish area in Benghazi killed nine soldiers since the beginning of December while in November 10 extremists and 7 army troops were killed.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136824160.htm2017-12-14
Haftarannounced earlier earlier in June taking over entire city of Benghazi Haftar announced earlier in June taking over the entire city of Benghazi and defeating the rival armed groups however some militants still remain in the city.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/14/c_136824160.htm2017-12-14
Salamemade remarks in meeting with representatives of tribes civil society academics Salame made his remarks in a meeting with representatives of tribes civil society academics and activists in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.NeutralSalame made his remarks in a meeting with representatives of tribes civil society academics and activists in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/30/c_136788816.htm2017-11-30
A car bomb attack hit the convoy of Eg'em in Benghazi last week killing a security man and wounding four others.NeutralA car bomb attack hit the convoy of Eg'em in Benghazi last week killing a security man and wounding four others.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/11/c_136745024.htm2017-11-12
TRIPOLI July 21 Libyan officials said on Thursday that French warplanes have bombed sites just outside of eastern Benghazi killing 16 militants.NeutralTRIPOLI July 21 Libyan officials said on Thursday that French warplanes have bombed sites just outside of eastern Benghazi killing 16 militants.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/22/c_135531240.htm2017-11-07