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11 bodies of migrants who were trying to reach Italy recovered off Libya

Jun. 08, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An aid group said Saturday it recovered the bodies of 11 migrants off the Libyan coast and transferred them to an Italian coast guard ship off Lampedusa island, where thousands are trying to reach from North Africa. The aid group, Doctors Without Borders, said its Geo...

ICC prosecutor faces demand for action against Israeli leaders and Russian attack over Putin warrant

May. 14, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor faced demands Tuesday for speedy action against Israeli leaders and a blistering Russian attack over the ICC’s arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin stemming from Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Karim...

Soccer or football, the world's most popular sport has its own day for fans to celebrate — May 25

May. 08, 2024 00:38 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Soccer fans around the world will now have a day to celebrate the world's most popular sport every year – May 25. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming May 25 as World Football Day. The sport is called football outside...

Libya demands improvements after leaked photos show tiny cell of Moammar Gadhafi's son in Beirut

Apr. 29, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Leaked photographs of the son of Libya’s late dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the tiny underground cell where he has been held for years in Lebanon have raised concerns in the north African nation as Libyan authorities demand improvements. The photos showed a room...

Canadian police charge 2 former UN employees with conspiracy to sell military equipment in Libya

Apr. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Two former United Nations employees in Montreal have been charged with participating in a conspiracy to sell Chinese-made drones and other military equipment in Libya, Canadian police said Tuesday. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Charles Poirier said the alleged offenses...

Hundreds pay tribute to police officer shot dead 40 years ago from inside Libya's UK embassy

Apr. 17, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people attended a vigil in central London on Wednesday to commemorate the life of a police officer who was shot dead 40 years ago from inside the Libyan embassy in the British capital. Constable Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was killed when men armed with...

UN envoy lashes out at Libya's feuding parties and their foreign backers, then says he's resigned

Apr. 16, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, lashed out at the country’s feuding parties and their foreign backers at a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday and then confirmed he had submitted his resignation. The former Senegalese minister and U.N....

US judge tosses out lawsuits against Libyan commander accused of war crimes

Apr. 14, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has tossed out a series of civil lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in Virginia and was accused of killing innocent civilians in that country's civil war. At a court hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema...

Mass grave with bodies of at least 65 migrants found in the deserts of western Libya

Mar. 22, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.’s migration agency expressed alarm Friday over the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of at least 65 migrants in the deserts of western Libya. Earlier this week, Libya’s criminal investigations authority reported the grave had been found in...