Libya

Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country.

Italian navy takes back fishing boat seized near Libya

PALERMO, Italy - Italian navy personnel on Friday boarded a Sicilian fishing boat and took custody of a Libyan soldier on board after the vessel was seized overnight off the coast of the North African state, the defence ministry said. | Video

World, 12:20am IST

Air strikes near Tripoli as U.N. peace talks on Libya resume

TRIPOLI/RABAT - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on Wednesday near the capital Tripoli, which is controlled by its rivals, officials said, as United Nations-brokered peace talks resumed in Morocco.

World, 16 Apr 2015

New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on Libya, Egypt

BERLIN - A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries including Libya, Iraq, Egypt and South Sudan.

Algeria discovers weapons cache near Libya border

ALGIERS - The Algerian army has discovered a weapons cache near its border with Libya, the Algerian defence ministry said on Tuesday.

World, 15 Apr 2015

About 400 people drowned in migrant boat shipwreck - survivors

ROME - About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year.

World, 14 Apr 2015

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

TRIPOLI - A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official said, only hours after gunmen attacked South Korea's mission in Tripoli.

World, 13 Apr 2015

Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed

TRIPOLI - Gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, South Korean and Libyan officials said.

World, 13 Apr 2015

Gunmen attack South Korea embassy in Tripoli, two guards killed

TRIPOLI - Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday killing two local security guards, South Korean and Libyan officials said.

World, 12 Apr 2015

Ten killed in new fighting in Libya's Benghazi - medics

BENGHAZI - Ten people have been killed in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi in fighting between army forces and Islamist groups, medics said on Saturday.

World, 12 Apr 2015