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FILE - In this September 1916 file photo, demonstrators hold a rally for women's suffrage in New York. The Seneca Falls convention in 1848 is widely viewed as the launch of the women's suffrage movement, yet women didn't gain the right to vote until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. (AP Photo)

Protests in the long term: How is a lasting legacy cemented?

Aug. 2, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success? This year, without a centralized team of senior leaders, perhaps the largest protest movement in U.S. history has been unfolding nationwide since the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 25, 2020 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally-recognized government, pose for photographs prior to their talks in Istanbul. Turkey is secretly expanding its footprint in conflict-ridden Libya, fueling the country’s civil war and deepening fault lines with Mediterranean neighbors and between international allies. Turkey seems to be after lucrative construction and port contracts, according to Libyan officials. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool, File)

Joining the conflict in Libya, Turkey sees economic gains

Jul. 30, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — When Turkey’s president signed a security deal last year to back one of the sides in Libya’s civil war, another agreement was waiting to be signed by his new proteges the same day: a memorandum redrawing the two countries' maritime borders. In Recep Tayyip Erdogan's memo, Turkey...

UN says over 100 civilians killed in 2nd quarter in Libya

Jul. 29, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 100 civilians including women and children were killed by ground fighting, explosive remnants and airstrikes in Libya between April and June, an increase of 65% from the first three months of the year, the United Nations said Wednesday. The U.N. Support Mission in Libya said in a...

Charity urges release of 200 migrant children held in Libya

Jul. 29, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international charity Wednesday urged Libyan authorities to release over 200 Europe-bound migrant children intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea and returned to detention centers in the conflict-stricken country this year. Most of the children are African and between 12 and 15 years old, and...

UN says Libyan authorities shot dead 3 Sudanese migrants

Jul. 28, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities shot dead three Sudanese migrants in a western coastal town who tried to escape after they were intercepted by the coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea and returned to shore, the United Nations said Tuesday. The three were among over 70 Europe-bound migrants, mostly from...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya.  ON Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the National Oil Corporation in Libya says that a decision by east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory has threatened to throttle much of the country’s oil production. Powerful tribal groups loyal to Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces control much of eastern Libya, seized several large export terminals along the eastern coast as well as southern oil fields in a challenge to the rival U.N.-backed government based in Tripoli, which collects revenues from oil production. The move has ratcheted up tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

UN: Libya's Central Bank to undergo much-anticipated audit

Jul. 27, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations announced on Monday that Libyan officials are allowing a long-sought external audit of the country's Central Bank to go ahead, a breakthrough that could pave the way for an end to a crippling oil blockade. Libya’s oil and money are strategic assets that have fueled...

US military: Russia ships more military supplies to Libya

Jul. 24, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military accused Russia on Friday of supplying more weapons, air defense systems and mercenaries to Libya's front lines to shape the outcome of the escalating proxy war in the North African country. The accusation comes as rival Libyan factions — backed by different foreign...

Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting cease-fire in Libya

Jul. 22, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish and Russian delegations met Wednesday in Turkey's capital to discuss the war in Libya and agreed to press ahead with efforts for a lasting cease-fire in the North African country, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said. A joint statement released after the meeting said the...

FILE - In this Feb 13, 2019 file photo, Egypt's Parliament meets in Cairo Egypt. The Egyptian Parliament is likely to vote Monday, July 20, 2020, to authorize the country's president to deploy troops to war-torn Libya if Turkey-backed forces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli move to retake the strategic coastal city of Sirte. The House of Representative, packed with the president's supporters, is highly likely to vote in favor of sending troops. Egypt has been backing the east-based Libyan forces in the conflict while Turkey backs the forces in Tripoli, in the west. (AP Photo, File)

Egypt approves Libya deployment, risking clash with Turkey

Jul. 20, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s parliament on Monday authorized the deployment of troops outside the country, a move that could escalate the spiraling war in Libya after the president threatened military action against Turkish-backed forces in the oil-rich country. A troop deployment in Libya could bring...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin, second right, and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Leaders from 27 European Union nations meet face-to-face for a second day of an EU summit to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years estimated at some 1.75 trillion to 1.85 trillion euros. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)

Germany, France, Italy urge end to interference in Libya

Jul. 18, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and Italy are calling for nations to “end their increasing interference” in Libya and respect a much-violated arms embargo, saying Saturday that they are ready to consider sanctions if breaches of the embargo continue. German Chancellor Angela...