Teenage peace activists among dead in Libya 'black Friday'

Militants assassinate rights workers and army officers while mystery jets launch raids on Tripoli

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Meet the CIA-trained renegade Libyan general who waging war on Islamists in Benghazi

Under clear desert skies and a sweltering sun, a team of CIA trainers put the Libyan exile commander through his paces, teaching sabotage and tactics to his small band of fighters. Back then, in the 1980s, they dreamed of the day they could go home and topple Muammar Gaddafi.

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Politics of oil loom large in Libya as factions ponder division of country

No one paid much attention to the 21,000-tonne oil tanker Morning Glory as it churned back and forth along the north African coast earlier this month. Tankers are a common sight, carrying Libya's oil exports around the world. But on 1 March it switched off its satellite transponder and vanished from world shipping maps.

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Diplomats warn westerners in Libya face growing threat of violence

Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week'sattack on the French embassy in Tripoli.

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Libyan security chief assassinated in Benghazi

Colonel Farag al-Dersi played key role in curbing militia power in wake of US ambassador Chris Stevens' murder in September

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The secrets of Saif Gaddafi's jail: chef, satellite TV and a basketball court for just one

Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son is due to be taken to a prison within a prison in the suburbs of Tripoli to await trial.

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