Libya

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast - Libya navy

BENGHAZI Libya - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya hopes to hold a referendum on a new constitution in December, a committee said on Thursday, undeterred by a descent into chaos and violence that has forced the elected parliament to move hundreds of miles from the capital.

World, 12 Sep 2014

Islamists kidnap 25 Libyan soldiers, Army says; PM seeks support

ABU DHABI - Islamists militants in Libya have probably kidnapped up to 25 soldiers and killed five others in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander said on Wednesday, as the prime minister travelled to the United Arab Emirates to seek support for his embattled government.

World, 10 Sep 2014

EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says

MILAN - The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday.

World, Iraq 10 Sep 2014

U.N. envoy visits Libya to back elected parliament

BENGHAZI Libya - A U.N. special envoy visited Libya's elected parliament in the eastern town of Tobruk on Monday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups that seized the capital, Tripoli, last month.

World, 09 Sep 2014

Twelve killed in clashes west of Libyan capital Tripoli - doctor

BENGHAZI Libya - Around twelve people have been killed and ten wounded in a flare-up of clashes between rival armed groups near the Libyan capital Tripoli, a doctor said on Sunday.

World, 07 Sep 2014

Libya says Sudanese war plane loaded with ammunition for Tripoli enters its airspace

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya said a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed faction had entered its airspace to supply a "terrorist group" with ammunition, a government statement said on Saturday.

World, 07 Sep 2014

Helicopters bomb Islamist ammunition sites in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Government forces and helicopters belonging to a Libyan renegade general bombed ammunition sites of suspected Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, a military commander and residents said.

World, 04 Sep 2014

Three killed, nine injured when Libyan war plane crashes in eastern city - medics

BENGHAZI Libya - Three people were killed and nine injured when a Libyan war plane crashed on Tuesday in a residential part of the eastern city of Tobruk, residents and medics said.

World, 03 Sep 2014

13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medics

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of a renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday.

World, 01 Sep 2014