Libya

Ex-Libyan rebel leader allowed to sue Britain over torture claim

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LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander won the legal right to sue Britain for damages over the years of torture he says he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and U.S. spies.

Libya near "point of no return", UN says as fighting toll rises

TRIPOLI - Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the U.N. special envoy to the country said on Tuesday with efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue showing no result.

World, 29 Oct 2014

Libya getting "very close" to point of no return - U.N. envoy

TRIPOLI - Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer "very close to the point of no return", the U.N. special envoy to the country said on Tuesday, commenting on flagging efforts to bring about a ceasefire and political dialogue.

World, 28 Oct 2014

Insight - Assad's warnings start to ring true in Turkey

BEIRUT - When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria's Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the "Arab Spring".

World, Syria 27 Oct 2014

Guns fall silent in Lebanon's Tripoli as army moves in

TRIPOLI Lebanon - The Lebanese army took the last position held by Islamist militants in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday, ending two days of battles that marked some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from the Syrian civil war next door.

World, 27 Oct 2014

Guns fall silent in Lebanon's Tripoli after deadly clashes

TRIPOLI Lebanon - Guns appeared to fall silent in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Monday after two days of battles between the army and Islamist gunmen, some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from Syria's civil war next door.

World, 27 Oct 2014

More heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi, death toll rises to 130

BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya's army and Islamist militias apparently trying to retake one of their largest camps in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said.

Top News, World, 27 Oct 2014

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, two soldiers killed

BEIRUT - Two Lebanese soldiers died from their wounds on Saturday as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day, trying to uproot the militants from the Old City.

World, 25 Oct 2014

Libyan army claims control of large Islamist camp in Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's army and its allies have taken control of one of the largest camps of Islamist forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said on Friday.

World, 25 Oct 2014

Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past

MONTREAL/VANCOUVER - The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences.

Top News, World, 24 Oct 2014