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Islamic State forced Philippine nurses to give medical training in Libya


TRIPOLI A Philippine nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said on Monday that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training.

Libya's PM to visit Russia soon: Interfax

MOSCOW Fayez Seraj, the Libyan Prime Minister of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is scheduled to arrive in Moscow within days, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

World, Feb 27 2017

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container

TRIPOLI The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.

World, Feb 23 2017

Dead migrants wash up on Libyan beach from boat with no engine

TUNIS The bodies of at least 74 migrants have been found washed up on the shore in western Libya after the engine of their inflatable boat was stolen, coastguard and aid officials said on Tuesday.

World, Feb 21 2017

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: U.N.

GENEVA The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, Feb 21 2017

Convoy with head of Libyan U.N.-backed government shot at, no-one hurt

TRIPOLI A convoy carrying the prime minister of Libya's U.N.-backed government and the two leaders of an allied parliament and presidential guard came under fire in Tripoli on Monday, but none of the three men were harmed, officials said.

World, Feb 20 2017

Libya's Seraj sees Russia as possible intermediary with eastern commander

MUNICH Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country, which is struggling with divisions among militias and an Islamist militant threat.

World, Russia, Feb 19 2017

Libya sends new request for military training to NATO

BRUSSELS NATO said on Thursday it had received a new and detailed request from Libya's U.N.-backed government to train and develop its military, depleted by years of conflict and facing an Islamist militant threat as well as division among Libyan militias.

World, Feb 16 2017

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet

CAIRO Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast a shadow on the diplomatic push.

World, Egypt, Feb 15 2017

U.N. chief says Fayyad right choice as Libya envoy despite U.S. objection

DUBAI U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was the right person to be the world body's envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections.

World, United Nations, Feb 13 2017

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