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UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya's coast

Jul. 21, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard intercepted Wednesday four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe, a U.N. official said. According to the migrants, 20 people from one of the vessels had gone overboard earlier in the day and were presumed to have drowned. ...

UN envoy: `Spoilers' are trying to obstruct Libyan elections

Jul. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya accused “spoilers” on Thursday of trying to obstruct the holding of crucial elections in December to unify the divided North African nation, and the Security Council warned that any individual or group undermining the electoral...

Delegates fail to agree on legal basis for Libya elections

Jul. 03, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan delegates failed to agree on a legal framework to hold presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, the U.N. said Saturday, putting an agreed-upon roadmap to end the conflict there in jeopardy. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, a...

Judge: Libya's Hifter cannot claim immunity from civil suits

Jul. 01, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia cannot claim head-of-state immunity as a defense in lawsuits accusing him of atrocities in his country's civil war, a judge ruled Thursday. Khalifa Hifter leads the...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 27, the 178th day of 2021. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to...

Libya conference sees hope on elections, foreign forces

Jun. 23, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Libya's transitional government underlined its commitment to holding elections on Dec. 24 at a conference Wednesday with powers that have interests in the North African country, while the German hosts vowed to keep up pressure until all foreign forces have been withdrawn from...

Libya's interim government reopens Mediterranean highway

Jun. 20, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim authorities reopened on Sunday the Mediterranean coastal highway linking the country’s long-divided eastern and western cities, in the latest bid to reunite the territories after years of civil war. The announcement comes three days...

UN says over 200 migrants intercepted off Libyan shores

Jun. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 200 migrants bound for Europe were intercepted on Friday by Libya's coast guard just off the shore of the North African country, a U.N. spokeswoman said. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, tweeted that...

Today in History

Jun. 07, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 7, the 158th day of 2021. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces...

Rights group urges abolition of restrictive NGO law in Libya

Jun. 04, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group urged Libya's transitional authorities on Friday to revoke or amend legislation that imposes sweeping restrictions on civil society. Human Rights Watch issued a statement condemning a 2019 decree that includes “burdensome...