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Libya’s Tripoli government signs economic deals with Turkey

Oct. 03, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival governments signed preliminary economic and maritime deals with Turkey on Monday, in a move that has inflamed tensions between it and the North African country’s other administration. The agreements also angered Turkey's neighbor and...

Libyan authorities: 42 bodies discovered in mass grave

Oct. 02, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s Missing Persons Authority announced Sunday the discovery of 42 bodies buried in a mass grave in the central coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group. In a statement, the authority’s spokesperson said the 42...

UN renews ship inspections off Libya for smuggled migrants

Sep. 29, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize for another year the inspection of vessels off the coast of Libya suspected of smuggling migrants or engaging in human trafficking from the North African nation. The resolution reaffirms the...

At UN, a fleeting opportunity to tell their nations' stories

Sep. 27, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan's new prime minister stepped onto the U.N. podium and faced world leaders, ready to spin a tale of floods and climate change and more than 33 million people at risk. Shahbaz Sharif began: “As I stand here today to tell the story of my country ...” ...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...

Renewed militia clashes rock western Libya; 5 killed

Sep. 26, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Militia infighting that erupted over the weekend in western Libya and killed at least five people, including a 10-year-old girl, continued Monday, authorities said. It was the latest round of violence to rock the North African nation mired in decadelong chaos. The...

US-UK relations enter new chapter as new PM, king settle in

Sep. 17, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II at a time of transition in U.S.-U.K. relations, as both a new monarch and a new prime minister are settling in. The hawkish approach of Prime Minister Liz Truss to Russia and China puts...

UN chief: Libya's rivals must keep peace and hold elections

Sep. 14, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Libya’s political rivals on Wednesday to preserve peace “at all costs” and quickly agree on legal changes so elections can take place because there is a question of government “legitimacy that now becomes extremely difficult to...

Video of child refugee in Libya sheds light on rampant abuse

Sep. 07, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Cowering in a bare corner, the 15-year-old boy begs for mercy and holds up his arms, trying to fend off the rifle pointed at his face. “Where is the money? Where is the money?” the holder of the rifle barks, over and over. The unseen man pulls the trigger....

Egypt exits Arab League meeting, opposing Libyan minister

Sep. 06, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister withdrew Tuesday from an Arab League session chaired by the chief diplomat of one of Libya’s two rival governments. The move was an apparent protest against her representing Libya at the pan-Arab summit. Egypt supports her administration’s rival. ...