Latest Khalifa Hifter News

Libyan official: Tripoli is restricting our oil revenues

Oct. 16, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The head of Libya's parallel government in the east said rival, U.N.-backed authorities in Tripoli have restricted oil revenues to areas under its control, as eastern-allied militias battle to seize control of the capital. Libya remains split between two governments — one...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 3 civilians in Tripoli

Oct. 14, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a house in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday, killing at least three civilians and wounding two others including a child, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting between rival militias since April. The U.N.-supported but weak government...

The Latest: Zimbabwe's president calls for end to sanctions

Sep. 25, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...

AP Explains: Libya's instability a focus of concern at UN

Sep. 25, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj represented only part of the country when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. His government has been battling for months to keep control of the capital, Tripoli, amid an offensive by forces aligned with a rival authority based in the country's eastern portion....

Migrant shooting highlights concern about Libyan coast guard

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man from a gunshot wound after a group of migrants fled from guards taking them to a detention center in Libya is raising fresh, troubling questions about the plight of people caught in the conflict-torn country and the role of the European Union-trained Libyan coast...

Libyan self-styled army says 3 fighters killed near Tripoli

Sep. 14, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says three of its forces, including two commanders, were killed in a drone attack by militias loosely allied with the U.N.-supported government. It says the attack took place Friday in the town of Tarhuna, around 88 kilometers (55 miles) southeast...

UN envoy urges key nations to call for end to Libya conflict

Sep. 4, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to war-torn Libya said Wednesday he has launched "an intensive campaign" for an international conference to deliver a message that the offensive launched five months ago by a rebel commander must end. Ghassan Salame warned the Security Council that unless key regional...

UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Aug. 27, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel "crying and shouting" that passengers...

Libyan self-styled army pushes to take key town near Tripoli

Aug. 27, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has been advancing to retake a strategic town near Tripoli from militias allied with a U.N.-supported but weak government based in the country's capital. The force, led by Khalifa Hifter, says it advanced to wrest control of Gharyan late on Monday,...