Libya

Libya rival government calls for regional conference to tackle migrant influx

TRIPOLI - A rival government controlling western Libya has asked Arab and European countries to hold a regional conference this month to help the North African country stem a flow of migrants, a minister said on Thursday.

Migrant tragedies dampen Syrian refugees’ hope of safe passage to Europe

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Hassan and Saba al-Jedwa's five children play in the gravel at Minia Syrian refugee camp - a collection of cramped white tents off the main highway on the outskirts of northern Lebanese city Tripoli.

World, Syria 02 Sep 2015

Libya's official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement said on Tuesday.

World, Yemen 02 Sep 2015

Car bomb damages Italy's ENI joint venture office in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI - A car bomb went off in Libya's capital Tripoli on Monday in front of the headquarters of Mellitah, an oil and gas joint venture between Italy's ENI and Libyan state oil firm NOC, witnesses said.

World, 01 Sep 2015

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37 - official

TRIPOLI - A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days.

Top News, World, 31 Aug 2015

Europe trades blame as migrants' bodies pulled from Mediterranean

TRIPOLI/BUDAPEST - Seven people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European leaders struggled to find a coherent policy on the refugee crisis.

Top News, World, 30 Aug 2015

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least seven - official

TRIPOLI - A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least seven people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days.

World, 30 Aug 2015

Libya arrests three suspected smugglers over migrant boat disaster

TRIPOLI - Libyan authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people, a security official said on Saturday.

World, 29 Aug 2015

Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead. | Video

Top News, World, 29 Aug 2015

Libya recovers 105 bodies after migrant boat sinks, more feared dead

ZUWARA, Libya - Libya recovered 105 bodies after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea and said almost 100 more people were missing and feared dead.

World, 28 Aug 2015