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Libya officials: 15 migrants found dead on border with Sudan

Aug. 13, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities said Saturday they found at least 15 migrants dead in the desert on the borders with Sudan, the latest tragedy involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe via perilous journeys through the conflict-wrecked nation. The Department for Combating...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

Aug. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Republic is ready to build an atomic weapon at will. The remarks could be bluster to...

US judge rules against Libya's Hifter in war crimes suits

Jul. 30, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has entered a default judgment against a Libyan military commander after he repeatedly failed to show up for depositions in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. The exact amount of the judgment against Khalifa Hifter, who...

UN extends Libya mission for 3 months at Russia's insistence

Jul. 28, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to extend its political mission in Libya, but at Russia's insistence for only three months rather than a year-long mandate. The council's three African members abstained to protest Russia’s blocking the longer...

Russia's Lavrov urges UN reforms to raise Africa's voice

Jul. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said his country supports reforming the U.N. Security Council to give a more powerful role to developing nations, including African countries. Sergey Lavrov spoke Tuesday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, after meeting with Ugandan...

UN: Libya is `highly volatile' and elections are needed soon

Jul. 25, 2022 22:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is mired in a constitutional and political stalemate that has sparked increasing clashes, a dire economic situation and demonstrations across the country by frustrated citizens, a senior U.N. official said Monday. Assistant Secretary-General Martha Pobee...

Libya official: Renewed militia clashes in Tripoli kill 13

Jul. 22, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes between competing militias in Libya's capital on Friday killed at least 13 people, despite calls for calm after violence first broke out the previous night, a spokesman for Tripoli’s emergency services said. It was the latest escalation to threaten...

Libya says oil exports resumed after monthslong hiatus

Jul. 20, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya resumed oil exports Wednesday, ending a hiatus that lasted months. The resumption came after the country restarted production at oil fields following the firing of the chairman of the state-run oil corporation by one of the country’s rival governments. ...

US Embassy alarmed by power struggle at Libya's oil company

Jul. 14, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Libya expressed concern Thursday over the struggle for control of Libya's oil corporation after its chairman was sacked by one of the country's two rival governments the day before. The crisis throws into question Libya's oil revenues, which fund...

Reviled and revered Russian arms dealer is back in spotlight

Jul. 14, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian arms dealer labeled the “Merchant of Death” who once inspired a Hollywood movie is back in the headlines with speculation around a return to Moscow in a prisoner exchange. If Viktor Bout, 55, is indeed eventually freed in return for WBNA star Brittney...