Libya

Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi

TRIPOLI - Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan capital's airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a fortnight of fighting.

Turkey may evacuate embassy in Libya amid fighting - minister

ANKARA - Turkey may evacuate its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday, a day after his ministry advised all Turkish citizens to leave the North African country due to the worsening security situation.

World, 24 Jul 2014

Suicide attack escalates Libya violence, oil output slips

BENGHAZI Libya - A twin suicide bombing at a Libyan army base in Benghazi killed at least four solders in an escalation of clashes between Islamist militants and regular forces battling to oust them from the eastern city.

World, 23 Jul 2014

Ex-Libyan rebel commander appeals ruling on British torture case

LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya will try this week to overturn a ruling blocking legal action against the British government.

World, 21 Jul 2014

Lebanese bomb maker killed, militant arrested - security sources

BEIRUT - Lebanese security forces killed a bomb maker and arrested another prominent militant suspect overnight in the northern city of Tripoli, sending armed supporters onto the streets in protest, security sources said on Sunday.

World, 20 Jul 2014

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian military border guards near Libya

CAIRO - Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturday, highlighting a growing threat from an area that security officials say has become a haven for militants seeking to topple the Cairo government.

World, 20 Jul 2014

Gunmen kill 15 Egyptian border guards near Libya - officials

CAIRO - Smugglers armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades killed 15 Egyptian border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturday, security officials said, highlighting a growing security challenge for authorities who believe Islamist militants move weapons across the area.

World, 19 Jul 2014

Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end airport fighting

TRIPOLI - A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said on Thursday.

World, 18 Jul 2014

Assassination, airport shelling deepen Libya's chaos

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI Libya - Several shells hit the terminal of Libya's main airport on Thursday as rival militias fought in Tripoli for a fifth day, and gunmen assassinated a female politician in the east.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 17 Jul 2014

Shelling of Libya's main airport damaged 20 aircraft - officials

BENGHAZI Libya - Twenty aircraft were damaged by shelling at Libya's main airport in the worst fighting in the capital Tripoli in months as rival militia battled for control, officials said on Wednesday.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 17 Jul 2014