Latest Libya News

UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends

Nov. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An agreement between Libya’s warring parties to end their conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference, the U.N. envoy for the oil-rich North African nation said Monday. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that preparations for an international...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 12:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army,...

Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners

Nov. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners.

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

Nov. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the Andean nation’s first indigenous president and a new “plurinational”...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Hifter allies

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it is "highly probable" that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Hifter, who launched an offensive in April seeking to capture the capital, Tripoli. The panel of experts...

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

Nov. 3, 2019 3:29 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An Italian offshore supply vessel has brought 151 migrants to Sicily after rescuing them in waters off Libya a day earlier. The Asso Trenta docked Sunday at Pozzallo with the migrants. It wasn't immediately known if they would stay in Italy or be distributed among other European Union...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 200 Europe-bound migrants

Oct. 31, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 200 Europe-bound migrants, including seven women and three children, off the country's Mediterranean coast. The Libyan navy has issued a statement on Thursday saying that it rescued two wooden boats carrying mainly African and Arab migrants the previous...

Hundreds of migrants in Libya flee detention, cite hunger

Oct. 30, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as well as activists, said they were forced to beg for...