Libya

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

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DOHA - Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.

Former Libyan general claims new air strike in western Libya

BENGHAZI Libya - Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar claimed an air strike on an armed group near Tripoli on Monday, a senior commander said, in what would be the first air strikes in western Libya for three weeks.

World, 15 Sep 2014

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group, accusing a second country of interfering in the lawless oil producer.

World, 14 Sep 2014

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast: Libya navy

BENGHAZI Libya - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

World, Africa 14 Sep 2014

Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya hopes to hold a referendum on a new constitution in December, a committee said on Thursday, undeterred by a descent into chaos and violence that has forced the elected parliament to move hundreds of miles from the capital.

World, United Nations 11 Sep 2014

Islamists in Libya's Benghazi probably kidnapped 25 missing soldiers: commander

BENGHAZI Libya - Islamists militants in Libya have probably kidnapped up to 25 soldiers who are missing in the eastern city of Benghazi and killed five others, an army commander said on Wednesday, as the two sides battled over control of the airport.

World, 10 Sep 2014

EU must keep up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, Britain says

MILAN - The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday.

World, Russia, Italy, Iraq 09 Sep 2014

Battle for Benghazi could break up Libya

CAIRO - Pro-government Libyan forces, already reeling from the fall of the capital, are fighting to prevent Islamist militants from seizing the eastern city of Benghazi and splitting the North African country into three warring parts.

World, United Nations, Africa 09 Sep 2014

U.N. envoy visits Libya to back elected parliament

BENGHAZI Libya - A U.N. special envoy visited Libya's elected parliament in the eastern town of Tobruk on Monday in a show of support against a rival assembly set up by armed groups that seized the capital, Tripoli, last month.

World, United Nations 08 Sep 2014

Libyan armed groups may have committed war crimes in Tripoli: HRW

CAIRO - Libyan armed factions' attacks on civilians and destruction of property over five weeks of fighting to control Tripoli may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

World, 08 Sep 2014