Latest Libya News

UN envoy says Libya will slide into `disintegration' if politicians don't move toward elections

Feb. 15, 2024 17:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned the country’s feuding political actors Thursday that if they don’t urgently form a unified government and move toward elections the oil-rich North African nation will slide into “disintegration.” Abdoulaye...

After record year, Tunisia reports migrant deaths from shipwreck near Libyan waters

Feb. 15, 2024 13:31 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's coast guard retrieved the bodies of nine people who died after their boat sank on Thursday, marking the latest disaster for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The coast guard also retrieved 45 people from the boat after it...

A Libyan delegation reopens talks in Lebanon on a missing cleric and on Gadhafi's detained son

Jan. 24, 2024 08:27 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Libyan delegation visited Beirut this week to reopen talks with Lebanese officials on the fate of a prominent Lebanese cleric who has been missing in Libya for decades, and on the release of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son who has been held in Lebanon for years, officials...

Libya says production has resumed at its largest oilfield after more than 2-week hiatus

Jan. 21, 2024 09:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s state-owned oil company resumed production at the country’s largest oilfield Sunday, ending a more than two-week hiatus after protesters blocked the facility over fuel shortages. The National Oil Corp. said in a terse statement that it lifted the force...

Tunisian group accuses authorities of mass expulsions of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa

Jan. 09, 2024 08:02 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Migration activists are sounding the alarm this week about mass expulsions and arbitrary arrests in Tunisia, where authorities are seeing more migrants arrive for attempted Mediterranean crossings from the North African nation to Europe. The Tunisian Forum for...

Libya says it suspended oil production at largest field after protesters forced its closure

Jan. 07, 2024 13:42 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Production at Libya’s largest oil field was suspended Sunday, the country’s state-run oil company said, after protesters forced the facility to close over fuel shortages. The National Oil Corp. declared force majeure at the Sharara oil field in the country’s...

Over 60 people have drowned in the capsizing of a migrant vessel off Libya, the UN says

Dec. 17, 2023 07:38 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A boat carrying dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, leaving more than 60 people dead, including women and children, the U.N. migration agency said. The shipwreck, which took place overnight between Thursday and Friday, was the...

AP PHOTOS: In 2023, calamities of war and disaster were unleashed again on an unsettled Middle East

Dec. 07, 2023 00:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War and natural disasters ravaged an increasingly unsettled Middle East throughout 2023, further straining countries already hit by worsening economic conditions and affected by extreme weather fueled by climate change. By the end of the year, a...

Italian migration odyssey 'Io Capitano' hopes to connect with viewers regardless of politics

Nov. 29, 2023 10:40 AM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Italian director Matteo Garrone hopes that the way his film “Io Capitano” frames the journey taken by Senegalese teenagers to Europe as an adventure, albeit a harrowing one, will make it more compelling to audiences regardless of politics. The film,...