Libya

Libyan unity talks resume as U.N. warns that time is running out

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ALGIERS - Libyan politicians and activists resumed talks on Wednesday, aimed at forming a unity government to end the power struggle between two rival administrations that mediators fear could turn the North African country into a failed state.

Libyan government forces lack ammunition in Benghazi battle against Islamists

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan forces allied to the official government are facing ammunition shortages in a battle against Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi city, a spokesman said on Monday.

World, 01 Jun 2015

Libya court to rule on Gaddafi's son Saif, former officials on July 28

TRIPOLI - A Libyan court will rule on July 28 on a son of Muammar Gaddafi and 36 other former regime officials accused of war crimes and suppressing peaceful protests during the 2011 revolution, a state prosecutor said on Monday.

World, 01 Jun 2015

Libya edges closer to economic collapse as currency dives

TRIPOLI - Libya's public finances, wracked by a dramatic loss in oil revenue that has been exacerbated by a power struggle between rival governments, are foundering.

World, 01 Jun 2015

Suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State in western Libyan city kills five: official

MISRATA, Libya - Five people were killed and eight wounded in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State outside the Libyan city of Misrata on Sunday, security officials said.

World, 31 May 2015

Rocket attack in Libya's Benghazi leaves 8 dead, 8 wounded-official

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI - Eight people were killed and eight wounded when a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, officials said.

World, 29 May 2015

Libya's rival government conducts air strikes on Islamic State in Sirte: official

TRIPOLI - Military aircraft belonging to a rival Libyan government on Thursday attacked Islamic State positions in and around the central city of Sirte, where the radical group claimed to have seized an air base, a government official said.

World, 28 May 2015

Libya on verge of economic collapse, U.N. envoy warns

BRUSSELS - Libya is on the verge of economic collapse as rival factions haggle over a political settlement, the United Nations special envoy said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, 28 May 2015

Libyan prime minister says survives assassination attempt

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, said on Tuesday he had survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.

World, 26 May 2015

Failed migrants return home to Senegal after Libya ordeal

DAKAR - Scores of Senegalese migrants returned home on Tuesday after they were detained by Libyan authorities and imprisoned for months when they tried to reach Europe illegally.

World, Africa 26 May 2015