Libyan health crisis sharpens as resources dwindle


TRIPOLI Unable to get specialist care for his six-year-old daughter in Libya or a visa for treatment abroad, Abdulhakim Shaybi bought a motor boat and set off with her last month across the Mediterranean.

A photographer's challenge: Libyan forces battle for Islamic State stronghold

SIRTE, Libya "When everyone shouts 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire."

World, 23 Jul 2016

Fourteen bodies found after 'execution' in Benghazi, Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya Fourteen unidentified bodies with shot wounds to the head have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a hospital official said on Friday.

World, 23 Jul 2016

Libyan forces report gains against Islamic State in battle for Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces said on Friday they had edged further into the centre of Sirte as they seek to recapture the city from Islamic State, following heavy fighting until late the previous evening that left dozens dead.

World, 22 Jul 2016

Rescuers recover 17 bodies, pick up 1,128 boat migrants

ROME An Irish navy ship recovered 17 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed onto a wooden boat off the coast of Libya, Italy's coastguard said, marking another deadly day of attempted sea crossings.

World, 22 Jul 2016

Libya's U.N.-backed govt condemns France for not coordinating military presence

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed unity government has said that France did not coordinate with it over the presence of French troops in Libya and that it would not compromise on its sovereignty after France announced the deaths of three of its soldiers there.

World, 21 Jul 2016

Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean - MSF

ROME The bodies of 21 women and one man were found on a rubber dinghy adrift near the Libyan coast on Wednesday, just hours after they had set sail for Italy, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.

World, Top News 21 Jul 2016

France says three soldiers died in accident on Libya intelligence mission

PARIS/BENGHAZI, Libya Three French soldiers were killed in a helicopter accident during an intelligence-gathering mission in Libya, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday.

World, 20 Jul 2016

Italy says 3,200 boat migrants rescued Tuesday, one body recovered

ROME Some 3,200 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and one dead body was recovered, Italy's coast guard said, as people smugglers operating in Libya took advantage of calm seas and warm weather.

World, 20 Jul 2016

Protests delay Libyan oil shipments from Hariga - official

BENGHAZI, Libya Guards protesting over pay shut the eastern Libyan oil terminal of Hariga on Sunday, delaying two shipments of crude, a port official said.

World, 17 Jul 2016