Latest Libya News

UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

Apr. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International monitors will watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire agreement in Libya, the U.N. Security Council decided in a vote announced Friday, as the country heads toward December elections after a decade of fighting and upheaval. The...

UNHCR appeals to Italy not to impede migrants rescue boats

Apr. 16, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency on Friday said he has urged Italy not to unnecessarily impede NGOs that operate migrant rescue ships in the central Mediterranean, as warmer weather is expected to bring the usual seasonal uptick in the departure of smugglers’ boats from...

Libyan leader meets top Russian officials, speaks with Putin

Apr. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Libya’s interim government has met in Moscow with Russia’s prime minister and security council head, and spoke by telephone with President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said Putin told Libyan premier Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Thursday's...

UN Security Council votes on monitors of Libya cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is voting on a draft resolution that urges all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and authorizes a small U.N. team to monitor last October’s cease-fire agreement that ordered their departure. The...

Greece, Libya to discuss delineating maritime boundaries

Apr. 14, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Libya are to discuss delineating maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, the Greek prime minister's office said Wednesday after a meeting between the prime minister and the head of Libya's Presidential Council. The talks in Athens with...

Today in History

Apr. 14, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North...

Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal

Apr. 12, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a controversial 2019 maritime agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus. Speaking following a meeting in Ankara with...

Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed

Apr. 12, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four months after his arrest in Tripoli, security officials said Monday. Abdel-Rahman Milad, who was sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council, walked free Sunday,...

Egypt, Tunisia discuss Libya, Ethiopia's disputed dam

Apr. 10, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Saturday his Tunisian counterpart in Cairo, where they discussed neighboring Libya, and a massive dam Ethiopia is building over the Nile River’s main tributary. Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived in Cairo on Friday for a...

Aid group says detained migrant killed, 2 injured in Libya

Apr. 10, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A shooting in a detention center for migrants in Libya's capital left one migrant dead and two others injured, an international charity said Saturday. The violence underscored the peril vulnerable migrants face in the conflict-torn country. The...