Libya

Libya's PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group

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CAIRO/BENGHAZI - Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other".

Libya needs international maritime force to help stop illicit oil, weapons - U.N. experts

UNITED NATIONS - Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a new report.

World, 27 Feb 2015

Egypt rejects blame for civilians killed in Libya airstrikes

CAIRO - Egypt on Tuesday rejected accusations of blame in the death of seven civilians killed in Libya last week when Cairo's military bombed suspected Islamist militant targets after the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.

World, 24 Feb 2015

Seven killed in Egyptian air strikes on Libyan city - Amnesty

TRIPOLI - Seven civilians were killed when Egyptian jets attacked suspected Islamist militant targets in the eastern Libyan city of Derna last week, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing eyewitnesses.

World, 24 Feb 2015

Libya's elected parliament suspends participation in UN-backed talks

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's elected parliament voted on Monday to suspend its participation in a U.N.-sponsored dialogue between Libya's rival conflict parties, vying for control of the oil producer, lawmakers said.

World, 23 Feb 2015

Sisi tries to reassure Egyptians despite host of challenges

CAIRO - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to reassure Egyptians on Sunday that he is in control and steering the country on the right path in the face of Islamist militancy in neighbouring Libya and the Sinai and economic challenges.

World, 23 Feb 2015

Islamic State militants claim attacks on Iranian ambassador's residence in Libya

TRIPOLI - Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind Sunday's twin bomb attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital and a rocket strike on the eastern Labraq airport.

World, 23 Feb 2015

Islamic State militants claim attacks on Iranian ambassador's residence, airport

TRIPOLI - Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind Sunday's twin bomb attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital and a rocket strike on the eastern Labraq airport, a group statement.

World, 22 Feb 2015

Embattled Libyan government loses grip as general expands power

BAYDA, Libya - In a hotel lit by a generator in the eastern Libyan town of Bayda, Economy Minister Munir Ali Asr outlines optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.

World, 22 Feb 2015

Islamic State militants claim suicide attacks in Libya that kill 42

BENGHAZI, Libya - Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State killed 42 people in suicide car bombings in eastern Libya on Friday, in apparent retaliation for Egyptian air strikes.

Top News, World, 21 Feb 2015