Tunisia busts Islamic State recruitment cells, arrests 11 suspected recruits

TUNIS - The Tunisian police has broken up three "cells" that were recruiting fighters for Islamic State and arrested 11 people suspected of trying to join the Islamist militant group in Libya, the Tunisian Ministry of Interior said.

Nearly 100 migrants reported dead off Libya - IOM

GENEVA - Nearly 100 migrants are reported to have died in the Mediterranean off Libya since Sunday, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday, citing unconfirmed reports from the Libyan Red Crescent.

World, 06 Oct 2015

Libya's elected parliament extends mandate, complicating peace talks

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's elected parliament voted on Monday to extend its mandate, due to expire on Oct. 20, in a move likely to complicate U.N. attempts to end a crisis between the country's two rival governments.

World, 06 Oct 2015

Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port - official

BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official said.

World, 02 Oct 2015

Tunisia seizes arms, papers with Islamic State symbol near Libyan border

TUNIS - Tunisian troops seized arms and documents bearing the symbol of Islamic State from two cars near the Libyan border, as security tightened following two major attacks this year, officials said on Thursday.

World, 01 Oct 2015

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

World, 29 Sep 2015

Nearly 4,700 migrants rescued off Libya coast - Italian coastguard

MILAN - Nearly 4,700 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe but one woman was found dead, Italy's coastguard said.

World, 19 Sep 2015

Libya's Tripoli govt captures Russia-flagged tanker smuggling oil

TRIPOLI - Military forces allied with Libya's self-declared government in Tripoli said on Wednesday they had captured a Russian-flagged oil tanker and its crew trying to smuggle oil from the port of Zawara.

World, 17 Sep 2015

Libya peace talks hit snag over proposed deal amendments

BENGHAZI/SKHIRAT, Morocco - Delegates for Libya's internationally recognized government said on Tuesday it was recalling its team from U.N.-backed peace talks with rivals, complaining about amendments to a draft agreement meant to end their conflict.

World, 16 Sep 2015

Islamic State magazine blasts Muslims fleeing to Europe as "sinners"

DUBAI - Syrians and Libyans fleeing to Europe are committing sin by exposing their children to atheism, drugs, alcohol and sexual permissiveness, according to a magazine published by Islamic State insurgents.

World, Syria 10 Sep 2015