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Today in History

Oct. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2021. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada (greh-NAY’-duh) at the order of...

Libya FM: Security, stability necessary to usher in new govt

Oct. 23, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s chief diplomat says the transitional government is working to hold long-awaited elections later this year, but security and political and economic stability are necessary for a peaceful transition to a new government. Foreign Minister...

Evacuation flights for migrants start again in Libya

Oct. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The announcement comes after a massive crackdown on migrants by Libyan security forces. ...

Libya conference aims to salvage planned December elections

Oct. 21, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving the country's thorniest issues ahead of general elections planned for December. Western, regional and United Nations representatives are meeting Thursday in the capital, Tripoli. According to...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged...

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

Oct. 17, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

ABOARD THE SEABIRD (AP) — As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling 1,000 feet above closely monitored their attempt to reach Europe. The twin-engine Seabird, owned by the German...

Cyprus: U.N. checks plane suspected of Libya embargo breach

Oct. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — United Nations inspectors have completed their examination of a small aircraft stored in Cyprus that was reportedly suspected of violating a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, an aviation official in the east Mediterranean island nation said Friday. ...

Italy ship captain convicted after sending migrants to Libya

Oct. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Naples has convicted the captain of an Italian commercial ship of abandonment-related charges for returning 101 migrants rescued at sea to Libya in 2018, in a ruling praised by human rights organizations. But the court absolved the captain of the...

Ransomed and beaten: Migrants face abuse in Libyan detention

Oct. 13, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

ONBOARD THE GEO BARENTS OFF LIBYA (AP) — Osman Touré was crying from the pain of repeated beatings and torture as he dialed his brother’s cellphone number. “I’m in prison in Libya,” Touré said in that August 2017 call. “They will kill me if you don’t pay...

Ransomed and beaten: Migrants face abuse in Libyan detention

Oct. 13, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

ONBOARD THE GEO BARENTS OFF LIBYA (AP) — Osman Touré was crying from the pain of repeated beatings and torture as he dialed his brother’s cellphone number. “I’m in prison in Libya,” Touré said in that August 2017 call. “They will kill me if you don’t pay...