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Cyprus: U.N. checks plane suspected of Libya embargo breach

Oct. 15, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — United Nations inspectors have completed their examination of a small aircraft stored in Cyprus that was reportedly suspected of violating a U.N. arms embargo on Libya, an aviation official in the east Mediterranean island nation said Friday. ...

Judge sets deadline for Libyan commander to answer questions

Oct. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has set a two-week deadline for a Libyan military commander to answer questions in a lawsuit accusing him of war crimes. Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army, is a defendant in multiple federal lawsuits in...

UN says Sudanese migrant beaten, shot and killed in Libya

Oct. 13, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sudanese migrant was beaten, shot and killed in Libya after escaping from a government-run detention center in the North African country, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old who arrived in Libya two years ago was detained and held in...

Coast guard: Bodies of 15 migrants brought to shore in Libya

Oct. 12, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 15 migrants died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya’s shores, the country’s coast guard said Tuesday. The deaths come amid a massive crackdown against migrants in the North African country. In a statement, the coast...

Migrants protest outside UN office in Libya for 10th day

Oct. 11, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Italy (AP) — Hundreds of migrants protested for the 10th straight day Monday outside a United Nations facility in Libya's capital of Tripoli demanding evacuation from the North African nation. The gathering outside the U.N. refugee agency’s facility began...

Libyan rivals ink initial deal on pullout of mercenaries

Oct. 10, 2021 04:23 AM EDT

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — Libya’s rival sides reached an initial agreement on the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the North African nation, the United Nations said. It is a key step toward unifying the violence-wracked country. The dispute over...

UN officials say guards kill 6 migrants detained in Libya

Oct. 09, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — Guards at a Libyan detention center for migrants shot and killed at least six people amid chaos in the overcrowded facility, U.N. officials said Saturday as they again condemned widespread abuses against migrants in the North African country. ...

Red Crescent says bodies of 17 people washed ashore in Libya

Oct. 06, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — At least 17 bodies, likely of Europe-bound migrants, have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said as authorities began to vaccinate migrants in the North African country on Wednesday against the coronavirus, in cooperation with the United...

Spokesman says Libya lawmakers reschedule parliament vote

Oct. 06, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan lawmakers voted Tuesday to reschedule parliament elections, a spokesman said, a move likely to increase tensions among Libyan rivals already divided over bills regulating planned elections. Abdullah Bliheg, a spokesman for the legislature, said...

Today in History

Oct. 06, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2021. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 2014, the Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of...