Libya

Two Egyptians shot dead in Libya-Tunisia border clash - state media

TUNIS - Two people were shot dead when Libyan border guards opened fire to disperse hundreds of Egyptians trying to cross into Tunisia to flee Libya's growing chaos, the Tunisian state news agency TAP said on Thursday.

At least 75 bodies found in Libya's Benghazi after clashes

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 75 bodies, mostly soldiers, have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base, the Libyan Red Crescent and medical sources said.

World, 30 Jul 2014

France says evacuating nationals in Libya

PARIS - France temporarily closed its embassy in Libya on Wednesday and is evacuating its nationals there due to the worsening security situation, the French Foreign Ministry said.

World, 30 Jul 2014

Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

BENGHAZI Libya - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

World, 29 Jul 2014

At least 30 people killed in Libya's Benghazi in heavy fighting

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 30 people were killed overnight and Tuesday morning in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during heavy clashes involving war planes and rockets between government special forces and Islamist fighters, medical sources said.

World, 29 Jul 2014

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

TRIPOLI - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

World, 28 Jul 2014

U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit

WASHINGTON - If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia - sending them back in could be politically hazardous for President Barack Obama.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 28 Jul 2014

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.

World, 28 Jul 2014

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.

World, 27 Jul 2014

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

BENGHAZI, Libya - At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.

World, 27 Jul 2014