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Libya: Mass grave with 18 bodies found in ex-IS stronghold

Jan. 01, 2023 10:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities on Sunday said they have found 18 bodies buried in a mass grave in a former stronghold of the Islamic State group along the conflict-stricken North African nation's coast. The Missing Persons Authority said in a statement the bodies were unearthed in...

Libyan court sentences 17 former IS members to death

Dec. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan court sentenced 17 former members of the Islamic State group to death, a statement from the country's Tripoli-based top prosecutor said on Monday. The death sentences were given out to those convicted of participating in the killing of 53 people in...

Libya militia held Lockerbie suspect before handover to US

Dec. 18, 2022 02:25 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Around midnight in mid-November, Libyan militiamen in two Toyota pickup trucks arrived at a residential building in a neighborhood of the capital of Tripoli. They stormed the house, bringing out a blindfolded man in his 70s. Their target was former Libyan intelligence...

UN envoy: Signs of Libya's partition grow, election needed

Dec. 16, 2022 18:26 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Friday that signs of partition are already evident in the troubled North African nation and urged influential nations to pressure Libya’s rival leaders to urgently finalize the constitutional basis for elections. The...

With suspect in custody, spotlight returns to 1988 bombing

Dec. 11, 2022 16:45 PM EST

The announcement Sunday that a Libyan man suspected in the 1988 bombing of a passenger jet has been taken into U.S. custody put the spotlight back on the notorious terrorist attack and longstanding efforts to pursue those responsible. The suspect, Abu Agila Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi,...

'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself

Dec. 08, 2022 20:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who returned home Thursday in a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner, is widely known abroad as the “Merchant of Death” who fueled some of the world’s worst conflicts. In Russia, however, he's seen as a swashbuckling businessman...

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...