Latest Libya News

Fuel tanker truck catches fire in Libya; 9 dead, 76 injured

Aug. 01, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded Monday in central Libya, killing at least nine people and injuring 76 others, health authorities said. The incident took place in the central town of Bent Bayya when the tanker truck overturned before catching fire and...

US judge rules against Libya's Hifter in war crimes suits

Jul. 30, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has entered a default judgment against a Libyan military commander after he repeatedly failed to show up for depositions in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. The exact amount of the judgment against Khalifa Hifter, who...

UN extends Libya mission for 3 months at Russia's insistence

Jul. 28, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to extend its political mission in Libya, but at Russia's insistence for only three months rather than a year-long mandate. The council's three African members abstained to protest Russia’s blocking the longer...

UN: Libya is `highly volatile' and elections are needed soon

Jul. 25, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is mired in a constitutional and political stalemate that has sparked increasing clashes, a dire economic situation and demonstrations across the country by frustrated citizens, a senior U.N. official said Monday. Assistant Secretary-General Martha Pobee...

Libya official: Renewed militia clashes in Tripoli kill 13

Jul. 22, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes between competing militias in Libya's capital on Friday killed at least 13 people, despite calls for calm after violence first broke out the previous night, a spokesman for Tripoli’s emergency services said. It was the latest escalation to threaten...

Libyan medical official says 13 people, including a child, have been killed in renewed militia clashes in Tripoli

Jul. 22, 2022 11:53 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Libyan medical official says 13 people, including a child, have been killed in renewed militia clashes in Tripoli.

A new Libyan force emerges, accused of abusing migrants

Jul. 22, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Moroccan man had been stopped before at sea in his multiple attempts to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe. But his most recent time was different. The Libyan force that intercepted the boat full of some 50 migrants was more brutal. The armed men beat and...

Libya says oil exports resumed after monthslong hiatus

Jul. 20, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya resumed oil exports Wednesday, ending a hiatus that lasted months. The resumption came after the country restarted production at oil fields following the firing of the chairman of the state-run oil corporation by one of the country’s rival governments. ...

US Embassy alarmed by power struggle at Libya's oil company

Jul. 14, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Libya expressed concern Thursday over the struggle for control of Libya's oil corporation after its chairman was sacked by one of the country's two rival governments the day before. The crisis throws into question Libya's oil revenues, which fund...

Abe, Gadhafi and other political assassinations this century

Jul. 11, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday by a gunman who opened fire on him as he delivered a campaign speech on a street in western Japan. Here's a global look at other high-profile assassinations in the 21st century: — Oct. 15, 2021: British...