France, Italy see need to stop Islamic State in Libya


PARIS World powers need to step up efforts to stop Islamic State gaining ground in Libya while keeping up the fight against the militant group in Syria and Iraq, France and Italy said on Thursday.

Car bomb kills five at checkpoint east of Libya's Tripoli - source

TRIPOLI At least five guards in Libya allied with the self-declared government controlling Tripoli were killed and 16 others wounded when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint east of the capital, a security source said on Tuesday.

World, 24 Nov 2015

Warring tribes in southern Libya sign peace deal

DOHA Rival tribes from southern Libya who have battled for control of oil fields signed a peace agreement in Qatar on Monday, a Qatari official said, raising hopes of an end to violence that has plagued a remote corner of the country since 2011.

World, 23 Nov 2015

Libyans need to fight Islamic State, not each other - French defence minister

PARIS Libya's main armed factions will be committing suicide unless they stop fighting each other and take on Islamic State's growing presence in the North African country, France's defence minister said on Sunday.

World, 22 Nov 2015

Balkan states start filtering migrant flow to Europe

SID, Serbia/SKOPJE Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan but turning back others from Africa and Asia, the United Nations and Reuters witnesses said on Thursday.

World, 19 Nov 2015

Britain arrests Libyan for 1984 murder of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher

LONDON British police said they had arrested a Libyan man on Thursday over his suspected role in the murder of unarmed policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, who was shot dead outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984.

World, 19 Nov 2015

Islamic State tightens grip in central Libya with executions - U.N.

GENEVA Islamic State militants have consolidated control over central Libya, carrying out summary executions, beheadings and amputations, the United Nations said on Monday in a further illustration of the North African state's descent into anarchy.

World, 16 Nov 2015

U.S. wages air strike on Islamic State leader in Libya

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said on Saturday it launched an air strike targeting the Islamic State's senior leader in Libya, where the militant group has grown stronger in the chaos following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 14 Nov 2015

Islamic State in Libya fights to emulate Iraq, Syria success

MISRATA, Libya The attack bore all the traits of Islamic State in Iraq. A small unit of militants, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and suicide belts, hit the Tripoli prison just before sunrise.

World, Iraq 13 Nov 2015

Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi, 16 killed - official

BENGHAZI, Libya At least 16 people have been killed in heavy fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi between forces allied with the official government and Islamic State fighters, a military commander said on Wednesday.

World, 11 Nov 2015