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U.S. air strikes kill 17 Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. military

WASHINGTON Six U.S. air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said on Sunday, the first American strikes in Libya since President Donald Trump took office in January.

Armed group seeks legitimacy with Tripoli migrant deal, source says

ROME/TUNIS A powerful armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange for stopping migrant boats from leaving the coast of Sabratha for Italy, a senior group member said.

World, United Nations, Sep 21 2017

Unveiling new Libya plan, U.N. sees opportunity for peace

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations launched a roadmap on Wednesday for a renewed international effort to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

World, United Nations, Sep 20 2017

Austria checking indications nine foreigners abducted in Libya in 2015 are dead

VIENNA Austria said on Wednesday it had some evidence that nine foreign oilfield workers abducted by Islamist militants in Libya in 2015 were killed the same year, though it was still trying to verify the information.

World, Sep 20 2017

U.N. seeks to rally foreign backing for new Libyan peace plan

TUNIS The United Nations is seeking to marshal international support this week for a new push to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

World, United Nations, Sep 19 2017

Rescued migrants say lucky to dodge Libyan coastal clampdown

ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week said they had been lucky to dodge increased sea and police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have dramatically reduced arrivals in Italy since July. | Video

World, Italy, Sep 19 2017

Britain backs Libyan plans to work towards elections next year

LONDON British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he believed that Libya's plans to work toward elections in 2018 were probably "the right timescale".

World, Sep 14 2017

EU sticks to Libya strategy on migrants, despite human rights concerns

BRUSSELS The European Union is determined to go on preventing migrants setting off from the coast of Libya, interior ministers said on Thursday, despite criticism from rights advocates who say the strategy is aggravating human suffering.

World, Sep 14 2017

UK Foreign Secretary Johnson to hold talks with U.S.' Tillerson in London

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in London on Thursday to discuss issues including Hurricane Irma, North Korea and Libya, his office said. | Video

World, Sep 14 2017

U.N. beefs up guards as it scales up presence in Libya

ROME The United Nations is preparing to deploy 150-250 mostly Nepalese guards to Libya to protect its base in the capital as part of a plan to return its operations to the country, U.N. officials said on Friday.

World, United Nations Sep 08 2017