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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Car bombings reported near Egyptian and UAE embassies in Tripoli......

Two separate car bombings were reported in the vicinities of the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassies in the Libyan capital Tripoli, eyewitnesses said.
According to the witnesses, the two blasts, only minutes apart, left only material damage to the buildings of the embassies with no casualties reported. (File/AFP)
According to the witnesses, the two blasts, only minutes apart, left only material damage to the buildings of the embassies with no casualties reported.
Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 ouster and death of long-ruling strongman Muammar Gaddafi.
Ever since, rival militias have locked horns, bringing violence to the country's main cities, especially capital Tripoli and Benghazi. The central government, meanwhile, has appeared largely absent from the scene.
The sharp political divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, each of which has its own institutions.
Two assemblies currently vie for legislative authority: the newly-elected House of Representatives, which convenes in Tobruk; and the General National Congress, which – even though its mandate ended in August – continues to convene in Tripoli.
The two parliaments support the two rival governments, which are respectively headquartered in the two cities.