France 'manipulating' case against businessman sought over Sarkozy allegations: lawyer


LONDON The lawyer for a French businessman suspected of funnelling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign accused French authorities on Thursday of manipulating the case against him.

More than 300 migrants intercepted in boats off Libya - coastguard

TRIPOLI The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats.

World, 19 Feb 2018

Truck packed with migrants crashes in Libya, killing at least 19

TRIPOLI A truck packed with African migrants crashed near the Libyan town of Bani Walid on Wednesday, leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured, officials said.

World, 14 Feb 2018

Bombing at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills two, wounds 75 - medics

BENGHAZI, Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, medics said.

World, 10 Feb 2018

Libyan commander wanted by ICC freed after protests: source

BENGHAZI A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over a series of summary executions was released on Thursday, a day after handing himself in to military authorities in eastern Libya, a military source said.

World, 08 Feb 2018

Human smugglers in Libya have links to security services - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS Most armed groups involved in human smuggling and trafficking in Libya have links to the country's official security institutions, sanctions experts said in a confidential report to a U.N. Security Council committee seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

World, 08 Feb 2018

Libyan commander wanted by ICC hands himself in to military police -source

BENGHAZI, Libya A Libyan commander sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the alleged summary execution of dozens of people has handed himself in to the military police in eastern Libya, a military source said on Wednesday.

World, 08 Feb 2018

Smugglers holding migrants feared drowned in Libya shipwreck: official

TRIPOLI About 20 people feared to have drowned on a boat that sank off Libya late last week were brought back to shore by smugglers and are being held at an unknown location, an embassy official said on Wednesday.

World, 07 Feb 2018

Men with guns still rule in Libya as return to "ghost town" blocked

TRIPOLI More than six years after they were forced to leave their homes in the civil war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, tens of thousands of residents of the Libyan ghost city of Tawergha were finally meant to start going home last week. It never happened.

World, 06 Feb 2018

Lebanese soldier, militant die in army raid - statement

BEIRUT Lebanon's army raided a suspected Islamist militant hideout in the northern city of Tripoli late on Sunday, leading to armed clashes in which a soldier and a suspected militant were killed, the army said.

World, 05 Feb 2018