* Brega oil port seen open in few days (Adds details from El Feel, background)
* Fighting between Islamists and retired general's militia
BENGHAZI, Libya , July 21 (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least one person and wounding 20 others, sources said.
ROME, July 21 (Reuters) - Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merchant ship recovered five bodies from a sinking rubber raft off the coast of Libya .
TRIPOLI, July 19 (Reuters) - Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier.
UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (Reuters) - Libya asked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for help protecting its oil installations, oil export ports and civil airports, warning that without more international assistance the North African oil producer could become a failed state.
* Eastern politician is second woman to be assassinated (Adds details, background)
TRIPOLI, July 17 (Reuters) - Several shells hit the terminal of Libya 's main airport on Thursday, witnesses said, as fighting between rival militias for control of the airport continued for a fifth day.
TRIPOLI, July 17 (Reuters) - Air controllers in western Libya have gone on strike to protest the shelling of Tripoli's main airport, halting flights in much of the oil-producing country, a government official said on Thursday.
TRIPOLI, July 17 (Reuters) - Air controllers in western Libya have gone on strike to protest against the shelling of Tripoli's main airport, halting flights in much of the oil producing country, an official said on Thursday.