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  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday. The fighting erupted late on Monday, with forces and fighter jets belonging to Gen....

  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. An Associated Press journalist...

  • Libya's UN envoy warns of 'full-blown civil war'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told the U.N. Security Council that he had always excluded civil war as a possibility, "but the...

  • 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...

  • Obama's foreign policy Midas touch disappeared in Libya: Examiner Editorial

    Libya has become a regional arms-smuggling center. Terrorist groups and rival militias are using heavy artillery against each other and the government.



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