More Libya Articles

  • Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's...

  • UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn't believe foreign intervention can halt the North African country's slide deeper into turmoil after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias prompted allegations that outside powers were trying to swing the fight....

  • Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over amid ceaseless fighting by rival militias. The power grab highlights the lawlessness that has swept...

  • 100 African migrants drown off Libyan coast

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Libya's coast guard said Monday. The migrants were found off the shores of al-Qarbouli, 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Tripoli, coast guard...

  • Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

    CAIRO (AP) — Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. The umbrella group for Islamist militias...

  • Libyan militia accuses Egypt, UAE of airstrikes

    CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A senior militia leader accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates of being behind the attacks on their posts. The mysterious airstrikes Saturday were...

  • In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war

    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Libya calls for UN-supervised ceasefire

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease-fire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late Wednesday is among its first since it convened...

  • Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

    TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker. Ageila Saleh Eissa narrowly defeated his rival for the post, Abu-Bakr Baeira, in a 77-74 vote late Monday night from among 158 lawmakers who...

  • UK warship evacuates 110 citizens from Libya

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A British warship that evacuated 110 citizens from Libya has arrived in Malta, bringing the total of evacuees by ship in the last 48 hours to 361. The HMS Enterprise arrived in Malta on Monday and the evacuated Britons included 30 children and four pregnant women. Libya...

  • Newly elected Libyan lawmakers meet amid chaos

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — More than three-quarters of Libya's newly elected parliament met for the first time Saturday in a city chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician, likely signaling a swing against Islamists and extremist militias amid violence unseen since the 2011 civil war that...

  • Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation

    PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens. Passengers on the frigate Salamis described a deteriorating security situation in...

  • Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia closed its main border crossing with Libya on Friday after thousands of stranded Egyptian and foreign nationals, fleeing militias' fighting and violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage, the Tunisian news agency said. It was the second eruption of...

  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons. The...



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