Latest Libya News

Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

Dec. 12, 2018 5:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya. The military said Wednesday that forces destroyed 342 hideouts and weapons depots, dismantled 344 explosive devices and detained more than...

Briton arrested in Egypt on spying charges says he is free

Dec. 11, 2018 7:39 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background. Muhammed Fathi AbulKasem announced his release in a one-minute audio message posted on YouTube on Dec. 8,...

UN says Islamic State kills 6 captives in Libya

Dec. 11, 2018 5:06 AM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants have killed six people captured during an attack on a small town in central Libya in October, The U.N. mission to Libya said. The U.N. statement late Monday condemned the killing as "particularly abhorrent," without providing further details. The six were...

Libya to vote on new constitution before February

Dec. 6, 2018 12:13 PM EST

BANGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The chairman of Libya's elections commission said Thursday that the beleaguered North African nation will hold a referendum on a new constitution before the end of February. The announcement by Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small step toward restoring unity and political stability after...

The Latest: At least 14 migrants die off Libya's coast

Dec. 4, 2018 8:16 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 4: 15 p.m. A Libyan official says at least 14 migrants have died off the North African nation's coast while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Col. Hisham Aldwaini, spokesman for Misrata's security forces, says a...

The Latest: Slovak minister quits over UN migration pact

Nov. 29, 2018 1:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Slovakia's foreign minister has resigned from his post over his disagreement with his country's negative stance on a United Nations pact seeking to promote an international approach to safe and orderly migration. Miroslav Lajcak...

The Latest: Spain holds talks over fate of rescued migrants

Nov. 28, 2018 11:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast....

The Latest: 3 arrested in Greece for smuggling migrants

Nov. 26, 2018 12:00 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 6 p.m. Greek authorities say they have broken a criminal ring that smuggled migrants that had entered Greece illegally to Italy by using small vessels departing from remote beaches. A police statement Monday said three men have been arrested...

Libyan coast guard rescues 113 Europe-bound migrants

Nov. 26, 2018 5:37 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has rescued 113 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country's Mediterranean coast. Monday's statement by coast guard spokesman Ayoup Gassim says the migrants, including 17 women and four children, were intercepted on Saturday off the coast...

Libya death toll rises to 8 in IS attack on police station

Nov. 24, 2018 11:58 AM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The official death toll has risen in an attack on a police station in the southeastern Libyan oasis town of Tazirbu, which authorities are attributing to Islamic State radicals. In a Saturday statement, the United Nations said at least eight civilians were killed in the attack a day...