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Libya lawmakers pass no confidence vote for transition govt

Sep. 21, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the country's transitional government, throwing long-waited elections scheduled later this year into further uncertainty. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said after the vote, however,...

Libyan parliament passes vote of no confidence in transitional government, throwing planned elections into question

Sep. 21, 2021 09:18 AM EDT
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan parliament passes vote of no confidence in transitional government, throwing planned elections into question.

Ships rescue 190 Europe-bound migrants off Libya

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ABOARD THE GEO BARENTS (AP) — Two vessels rescued around 190 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the coast of Libya, charities operating the vessels said Monday. The rescues came amid a spike in attempted crossings of the Mediterranean Sea. More...

East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers. The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, said the helicopters collided in the...

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

Sep. 18, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — A U.N. migration agency official expressed concerns Friday over the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya as more and more desperate people risk their lives trying to cross the...

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Sep. 16, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad's capital, N'Djamena. The self-styled Libyan army led by...

Today in History

Sep. 16, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2021. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for...

Libya’s interim premier arrives in Cairo for talks on ties

Sep. 15, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for talks on future ties between the two African neighbors, an Egyptian official said. Libyan Premier Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was greeted at the Cairo airport by his Egyptian counterpart, Mustafa...

UN divided over Libya mission mandate ahead of elections

Sep. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is divided over the mandate of the U.N. political mission in Libya, less than four months before the country is scheduled to hold critical presidential and parliamentary elections. The vote seeks to reunite the divided oil-rich North African nation...

Egypt’s leader meets with Libyan officials to push for vote

Sep. 14, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with Libya’s parliament speaker and a powerful military commander as Cairo pushes for the withdrawal of foreign forces and the holding of elections as scheduled in December. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi received Speaker...