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Greece's top diplomat calls off Tripoli visit on touchdown

Nov. 17, 2022 12:19 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Greece's foreign minister called off the first leg of a visit to Libya on Thursday, refusing to disembark from his plane after landing in the capital of Tripoli, Greek authorities said. Instead, he flew to the city of Benghazi, in the country's east. The...

UN envoy: Delaying elections could risk partition of Libya

Nov. 15, 2022 20:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the first anniversary of Libya’s postponed elections is quickly approaching and that further delaying a vote could lead the troubled north African nation to even greater instability, putting it “at risk of...

Today in History: November 14, crash kills Marshall team

Nov. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2022. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75...

Watches, daggers and cricket ice cream: Asian summit treats

Nov. 11, 2022 00:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A custom wristwatch from Cambodian leader Hun Sen at the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, a foot-long dagger at the G-20 meetings in Bali, and cricket ice cream and Thai noodles with worm sauce at the APEC talks in Bangkok. World leaders have a surfeit of swag and...

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...

UN urges Libya rivals to agree in road map to elections soon

Oct. 28, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for a year and urged key institutions and parties in the divided north African country to agree on a road map to deliver presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible....

UN envoy to pursue reported Libyan election commitments

Oct. 24, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya said Monday he plans to follow up on commitments by the country’s political rivals at the end of a meeting last week that reportedly include the need to hold presidential and parliamentary elections and ensuring that the divided north...

Today in History: October 20, the "Saturday Night Massacre"

Oct. 20, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2022. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya’s dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters...

Greek FM in Egypt for talks after Turkey’s deals with Libya

Oct. 09, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's and Greece's foreign ministers met Sunday in Cairo following controversial maritime and gas deals that their shared rival Turkey signed with a Libyan leader, officials said. Cairo and Athens have strengthened ties in recent years, including cooperation in...