Libya

Misrata feels economic pinch as Libyan infighting spreads

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MISRATA, Libya - A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping and industrial hub that had shrugged off the turmoil until now.

Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI - Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade.

World, 28 Jan 2015

Frenchman, American among those killed in Tripoli hotel attack - Libyan official

TRIPOLI - A Frenchman and an American national were among the foreign victims killed when gunmen stormed a Tripoli hotel on Tuesday, a Libyan security official said.

World, 28 Jan 2015

U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the recognised government.

World, 26 Jan 2015

Libya's Islamists Ansar al-Sharia confirm leader's death - monitoring

TRIPOLI - Libya's Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, accused by the U.S. government of killing its ambassador to Libya in 2012, has confirmed the death of its leader Mohamed al-Zahawi, the SITE monitoring service said on Sunday.

World, 26 Jan 2015

Gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister

BENGHAZI, Libya - Gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally recognised government on Saturday, the interior minister said.

World, 25 Jan 2015

Lebanon charges 28 over cafe bombing - judicial source

BEIRUT - Lebanon charged 28 people on Tuesday for involvement in a double suicide bomb attack in the northern city of Tripoli this month which killed at least nine people, a judicial source said.

World, 20 Jan 2015

Rival parliament says U.N. talks must be held inside Libya

TRIPOLI - Libya's rival parliament decided on Sunday that it would attend U.N.-sponsored talks to end the country's political turmoil only if they were held inside Libya, officials said.

World, 18 Jan 2015

Three months of fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 600, say medics

BENGHAZI, Libya - About 600 people have been killed in three months of heavy fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in Libya's second-largest city Benghazi, medical staff said on Sunday.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 18 Jan 2015

U.N. Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya turmoil

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday welcomed Libyan peace negotiations held in Geneva this week but warned the North African state it would consider sanctions against anyone undermining the country's security and stability.

World, 18 Jan 2015