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Egypt, Tunisia discuss Libya, Ethiopia's disputed dam

Apr. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Saturday his Tunisian counterpart in Cairo, where they discussed neighboring Libya, and a massive dam Ethiopia is building over the Nile River’s main tributary. Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived in Cairo on Friday for a...

Aid group says detained migrant killed, 2 injured in Libya

Apr. 10, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A shooting in a detention center for migrants in Libya's capital left one migrant dead and two others injured, an international charity said Saturday. The violence underscored the peril vulnerable migrants face in the conflict-torn country. The...

In his first travel abroad, new Italian PM visits Libya

Apr. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Italy’s prime minister on a visit Tuesday to the Libyan capital of Tripoli — his first trip abroad since taking office — lauded the North African country’s efforts to curb the flow of migrants to Europe. Following in the footsteps of...

Today in History

Apr. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2021. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1909, American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits...

European leader urges foreign fighters to leave Libya

Apr. 04, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union on Sunday called for the departure of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, describing it as a “precondition” for a return to stability in the war-torn country. At a news conference in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, EU Council...

Libya officials say over 100 eastern war prisoners released

Mar. 31, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 prisoners who had been captured while fighting under the banner of the country's eastern-based commander, in a gesture of reconciliation following recent accords, officials said. The fighters,...

UN: 2 women, 3 children drown in shipwreck off Libya's coast

Mar. 31, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two women and three children drowned when a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya, a U.N. official said Wednesday. It was the latest shipwreck involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Safa Msehli, spokesman for the...

Today in History

Mar. 31, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2021. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1931, Notre Dame college football coach Knute Rockne (noot RAHK’-nee), 43,...

Today in History

Mar. 30, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2021. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a...

Hundreds of migrants intercepted off the coast of Libya

Mar. 29, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 480 migrants were intercepted off Libya by local coast guard forces over the weekend, according to the United Nations' migration agency. They are among the 4,500 people who have been brought back to Libya this year after attempting the dangerous...