Libya

Two rival Libyan governments claim to control oil policy

CAIRO/BENGHAZI Libya - A self-styled rival government controlling Libya's capital announced its own oil policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go to the elected government.

Libyan Red Crescent calls for Benghazi ceasefire as fighting rages

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's Red Crescent called on Thursday for a ceasefire in the eastern city of Benghazi to allow the evacuation of families trapped by street fighting between Islamist militants and pro-government forces supported by local youths.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Libyan army, residents battle Islamist militants in Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan army troops and armed residents clashed with Islamist fighters in the eastern port of Benghazi on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, a day after a renegade former general who backs the army vowed to retake the city from the militants.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Libyan army, residents battle Islamist militants in city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan army troops and armed local residents clashed with Islamist fighters in the eastern port of Benghazi on Wednesday, one day after a renegade former general who backs the government forces vowed to retake the city from the militants.

World, 15 Oct 2014

U.S. files death penalty charges against Benghazi suspect

WASHINGTON - A federal grand jury issued a new indictment on Tuesday that includes a possible death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of involvement in the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

World, 15 Oct 2014

Ban Ki-moon makes surprise visit to Libya, urges dialogue

TRIPOLI - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Tripoli on Saturday to urge the warring factions fighting for control of Libya to make peace, in the highest-level visit since an armed faction took the capital in August.

World, 11 Oct 2014

French forces launch raid in Niger against al Qaeda units

PARIS - French forces destroyed a convoy in Niger transporting weapons from Libya to Mali and captured fighters linked to al Qaeda, the presidency said on Friday as France steps up efforts to stop militants crisscrossing the Sahel-Sahara region.

World, 10 Oct 2014

U.S. troops take on invisible enemy in Liberia Ebola mission

ROBERTS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Liberia - Marine pilot Captain Chris Legere has dropped troops into combat in Afghanistan and flown into Libya to evacuate U.S. embassy staff, but now he faces an enemy both silent and invisible: Ebola.

World, 10 Oct 2014

100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli, UNHCR says

GENEVA - About 100,000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

World, 10 Oct 2014

100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli, UNHCR says

GENEVA - About 100,000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

World, 10 Oct 2014