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Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital Monday killing at least seven workers, including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April...

UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends

Nov. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An agreement between Libya’s warring parties to end their conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference, the U.N. envoy for the oil-rich North African nation said Monday. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that preparations for an international...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army,...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Hifter allies

Nov. 8, 2019 9:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say it is "highly probable" that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention center in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Hifter, who launched an offensive in April seeking to capture the capital, Tripoli. The panel of experts...

ICC knows where 3 Libyan fugitives are and urges arrests

Nov. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for the immediate arrest of longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and two others accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying their whereabouts are known. Fatou Bensouda told the Security Council the...

Medical workers released in Libya after 2-week abduction

Oct. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Six medical workers were released in Libya after being abducted and held hostage for nearly two weeks by unknown armed men, a leading human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch's statement said the four physicians, a nurse and an anesthetic technician were released the previous day....

Rights group: Possible war crimes in fight for Libya capital

Oct. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group on Tuesday said it has evidence of potential war crimes by Libyan factions fighting a months-long battle for Tripoli, the capital. London-based Amnesty International said its investigation showed that the warring parties have killed and maimed scores of civilians, with...

Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

Oct. 17, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed two women and three children of the same family while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli, less than a week after an airstrike slammed into a house killing at least three civilians, a health official said Thursday. The city has been the scene of fighting...

Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

Oct. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame. South Africa, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea were following up...

Libyan official: Tripoli is restricting our oil revenues

Oct. 16, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The head of Libya's parallel government in the east said rival, U.N.-backed authorities in Tripoli have restricted oil revenues to areas under its control, as eastern-allied militias battle to seize control of the capital. Libya remains split between two governments — one...