U.N. council approves former Lebanese minister as new Libya envoy


UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of a former Lebanese culture minister as the new U.N. envoy to Libya, diplomats said, ending an unusually contentious four-month search.

Children of Islamic State militants in Libya reunite with families in Khartoum

KHARTOUM Qamr al-Dawla Abdullah had never met his niece and nephew who grew up in Libya, where their father Yehia was killed fighting alongside Islamic State, but he stood tearfully at Khartoum's airport on Tuesday waiting to pick them up.

World, 20 Jun 2017

Car bomber dies in failed attack near Libya's Es Sider oil port

BENGHAZI A car bomber blew himself up overnight in a failed attack near a security checkpoint outside the Libyan oil port of Es Sider, a security source and a witness said on Tuesday.

World, 20 Jun 2017

U.N. chief set to name new Libya envoy after rare contentious search

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was set to name a former Lebanese culture minister as new U.N. envoy to Libya, ending an unusually contentious four-month search that followed U.S. rejection of his first suggestion.

World, 18 Jun 2017

Libyan coast guard intercepts more than 900 migrants - spokesman

TRIPOLI Libya's coast guard intercepted 906 migrants off the western city of Sabratha on Friday, a spokesman said.

World, 17 Jun 2017

Uganda's plan to send 1,000 medical workers to Libya criticised by activists

KAMPALA Uganda is planning to send about 1,000 medical workers to Libya, an official said on Friday, a plan criticised by health activists who believe it would further weaken the country's struggling health care system.

World, 16 Jun 2017

Rescue ships pick up 1,000 boat migrants - Italy coastguard

ABOARD VOS HESTIA RESCUE SHIP Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coastguard said.

World, 15 Jun 2017

Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism

ALGIERS The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders.

World, 14 Jun 2017

Gaddafi's son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear - lawyer

BENGHAZI, Libya Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he had been held since shortly after the 2011 revolt against his late father, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, one of his lawyers and the brigade involved said.

World, 11 Jun 2017

Eight migrant bodies found off Libya, dozens feared missing - coastguard

TRIPOLI Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of eight migrants from an inflatable boat found east of Tripoli on Saturday, with dozens of other migrants feared missing, a spokesman said.

World, 11 Jun 2017

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