Latest Libya News

Libya's latest militia-on-militia fighting leaves 10 dead

Sep. 22, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say the latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead. In a statement Saturday, the medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed...

Libya says death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 96

Sep. 21, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The death toll from weeks of fighting between armed groups in Libya's capital, Tripoli, has climbed to at least 96 people, including civilians, authorities said Friday. The violence has shattered a U.N.-brokered cease-fire reached earlier this month. In addition to the fatalities,...

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Sep. 20, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, offering to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives. Speaking to reporters after hosting talks...

Europe's solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

Sep. 19, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

One of Europe's main solutions to migration — Greece's overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp — has suicidal children and conditions that a psychiatrist compared to "an old-fashioned mental asylum." In another heavily criticized solution to immigration, imprisoned men and women have been...

Fighting resumes in Libyan capital, causes mass power outage

Sep. 18, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities say fighting between rival militias in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, breaking a cease-fire that began earlier this month. Generators that were damaged in the clashes have caused mass power outages across the country. The electricity authority says power was out...

Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

Sep. 17, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. Algeria's official APS news agency reported the meeting happened in the presence Prime...

Libya authorities close Tripoli's only airport over safety

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities have closed the capital Tripoli's only functioning airport, diverting traffic to another one at the nearby militia-controlled city of Misrata. The Monday move came after the U.N.-backed Tripoli government handed control of the facility from one militia to another,...

US targets Libyan militia leader with sanctions

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on the leader of a militia in Libya for attacks on the country's oil facilities. The U.S. says Ibrahim Jadhran (ib-rah-heem jud-raan)'s attacks "robbed the Libyan people of billions of dollars in oil revenue." Wednesday's action is part...

Libyan officials say missiles hit Tripoli airport

Sep. 12, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to another airport to the south, government and airport officials said Wednesday, less than a week after the U.N. brokered a cease-fire between rival...

Today in History

Sep. 12, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2018. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1942, during World War II, a German U-boat off West Africa torpedoed the RMS Laconia, which was carrying Italian prisoners of war, British soldiers and civilians;...