Libya

Three killed, nine injured when Libyan war plane crashes in eastern city: medics

BENGHAZI Libya - Three people were killed and nine injured when a Libyan war plane crashed on Tuesday in a residential part of the eastern city of Tobruk, residents and medics said.

Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy.

World, 01 Sep 2014

13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi: medics

BENGHAZI Libya - At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday.

World, 01 Sep 2014

Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

CAIRO - Libya's government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital.

World, 01 Sep 2014

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World, Politics, 31 Aug 2014

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World, Politics 31 Aug 2014

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Politics, Syria, Iraq 31 Aug 2014

Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi city; airport hit

BENGHAZI Libya - Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources said.

World, 30 Aug 2014

Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck

TUNIS - The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said.

France says Libya needs 'exceptional' U.N. support

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the United Nations to organize "exceptional" support for Libyan authorities to restore order there because there was a risk the country could fall into chaos.

World, United Nations 28 Aug 2014