Libya

Interview: Libya must lead anti-Islamic State effort, Egypt's foreign minister says

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WASHINGTON Libya needs to form a unified government before the United States and European allies opt for any military intervention against thousands of Islamic State fighters in the chaotic North African country, Egypt's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Air strike kills mother and child in Libya's Derna - witness

BENGHAZI, Libya Unidentified aircraft attacked the Libyan city of Derna early on Sunday, killing at least four people including a woman and her child, a witness said.

World, 07 Feb 2016

Despite Libya urgency, hurdles to quick action against Islamic State

WASHINGTON The United States and its allies are probably many weeks or even months away from launching a new military campaign against Islamic State in Libya, despite mounting concern about the group's spread there and its attacks on oil infrastructure, U.S. officials say.

World, 06 Feb 2016

Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed

Two days of clashes in southeastern Libya between a local armed faction and Sudanese fighters have left more than 30 people dead, a local mayor said on Friday.

World, 06 Feb 2016

U.S. will act against Islamic State in Libya if needed - White House

CATONSVILLE, Md. U.S. President Barack Obama will continue to be updated on the risks of the spread of Islamic State to Libya, and the United States will take action in the North African country to counter that threat if necessary, the White House said on Wednesday.

World, 03 Feb 2016

IS pushed back in Iraq, Syria, but a threat in Libya - Kerry

ROME An international coalition is pushing back Islamic State militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation's oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

World, Syria, Iraq 02 Feb 2016

Britain rules out sending combat troops to Libya

ROME Britain does not plan to deploy combat troops in Libya but will instead seek to give strategic and intelligence support to its new government, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday.

World, 02 Feb 2016

U.S. says Libya poised to get unity govt, but warns of IS threat

ROME U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that a unity government was on the verge of being created in Libya, but warned that Islamic State militants could get their hands on the country's oil wealth.

World, 02 Feb 2016

U.S. will act on any threat from Libya - U.S. official

ROME The United States would not hesitate to act upon any perceived threat towards it from Libya, but would bring other parties in to discussion on any broader action, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

World, 02 Feb 2016

U.S. will support efforts to resolve political chaos on Libya - White House

WASHINGTON The United States strongly supports efforts to diplomatically resolve political issues in Libya as part of its strategy towards Islamic State, the White House said on Friday.

World, 29 Jan 2016