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Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital Monday killing at least seven workers, including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April...

UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends

Nov. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An agreement between Libya’s warring parties to end their conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference, the U.N. envoy for the oil-rich North African nation said Monday. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that preparations for an international...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army,...

Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners

Nov. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners.

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Hifter allies

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it is "highly probable" that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Hifter, who launched an offensive in April seeking to capture the capital, Tripoli. The panel of experts...

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

Hundreds of migrants in Libya flee detention, cite hunger

Oct. 30, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as well as activists, said they were forced to beg for...

Germany's FM seeks end of 'foreign interference' in Libya

Oct. 28, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he's seeking an end to all "foreign interference" in war-torn Libya. Heiko Maas says this issue is a "fundamental problem" in Libya that will be discussed at a conference on the North African country, which will take place in Berlin later this year. Maas spoke...

Medical workers released in Libya after 2-week abduction

Oct. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Six medical workers were released in Libya after being abducted and held hostage for nearly two weeks by unknown armed men, a leading human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch's statement said the four physicians, a nurse and an anesthetic technician were released the previous day....

Rights group: Possible war crimes in fight for Libya capital

Oct. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group on Tuesday said it has evidence of potential war crimes by Libyan factions fighting a months-long battle for Tripoli, the capital. London-based Amnesty International said its investigation showed that the warring parties have killed and maimed scores of civilians, with...