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Sea, land tragedies claim lives of 50 migrants in Libya

Jun. 29, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead, an international charity said Wednesday. Officials said meanwhile they found the bodies of 20 migrants...

Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

Jun. 28, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest U.N. effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country's east-based parliament, and Khaled...

UN urges Libya's rivals to agree on elections this week

Jun. 27, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief urged Libya’s rival factions on Monday to agree on measures governing the transition to elections during talks in Geneva later this week, expressing hope this will lead to long-awaited voting “at the earliest possible date.” ...

Turkey again extends mandate for troop deployment in Libya

Jun. 21, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday extended for another 18 months a mandate that allows the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya. The mandate was renewed with the votes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party and its nationalist allies which hold a...

No nukes? Ukraine-Russian war will shape world's arsenals

Jun. 21, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

The headlines on the newsstands in Seoul blared fresh warnings of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. Out on the sidewalks, 28-year-old office worker Lee Jae Sang already had an opinion about how to respond to North Korea's fast-growing capacity to lob nuclear bombs across...

UN says Libya’s rivals fail to reach deal in election talks

Jun. 20, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan factions failed to reach an agreement after wrapping up a third round of U.N.-mediated talks in Egypt, the United Nations said Monday, further complicating international efforts to find a way out of the country’s decade-old chaos. According to the U.N....

International court drops case against slain Libyan general

Jun. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Wednesday dropped its war crimes case against a Libyan general after prosecutors confirmed he was dead. The decision came more than a year after Libyan officials reported that assailants killed Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a...

UN-brokered talks on Libya elections resume in Cairo

Jun. 12, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan officials returned to the Egyptian capital Sunday for a third round of talks on constitutional amendments for elections. The North African nation once again finds itself at a political impasse with two rival administrations claiming legitimacy. The talks in...

UN says concerned over Libya clashes, urges efforts for calm

Jun. 11, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations mission to Libya expressed concern Saturday over clashes in Tripoli, after a night of heavy fire between militias in the capital. The latest fighting comes as Libya is once again divided between competing governments — one of which is based in...

UN extends searches on high seas off Libya for illegal arms

Jun. 04, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Friday extending the authorization for countries and regional organizations to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of violating the U.N. arms embargo on the troubled north African nation. ...