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ICC prosecutor seeks new arrest warrants for crimes in Libya

Nov. 09, 2022 19:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Wednesday that he has submitted new applications for arrest warrants stemming from his investigations of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya. Karim Khan told the U.N. Security...

Libyan commander Hifter deposed in US civil lawsuit

Nov. 07, 2022 13:51 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia sat for a deposition Sunday in a U.S. lawsuit in which he is accused of orchestrating indiscriminate attacks on civilians and torturing and killing political opponents, according to an advocacy group that supports the...

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...

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. ...