Flights cancelled to Benghazi

Air Malta has cancelled its flights to Benghazi on Thursday following the Foreign Office's advice for Britons to leave.

In a statement on the website the airline said:

Whilst Air Malta regrets any inconvenience caused, the airline will always place the safety and security of its staff and customers as its highest priority.

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Brits urged to leave Benghazi

The Foreign Office today urged British nationals to leave Benghazi in Libya "in response to a specific, imminent threat to westerners".Germany and the Netherlands have warned their citizens to do the same.