Libya

U.N. temporarily moves some international staff out of Libya

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UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said on Sunday it had temporarily relocated some of its international staff out of Libya after heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport.

Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, seven dead

TRIPOLI - Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Seven killed, 36 wounded in clashes in Libyan capital: ministry

TRIPOLI - Seven people were killed and 36 wounded on Sunday in the worst clashes in the Libyan capital for six months, the Health Ministry said.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Egyptians fear Islamist militants gathering on Libyan border

SALLOUM Egypt - A few days before he was elected Egypt’s president in May, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi discreetly visited tribesmen living along the border with Libya. Tribal leaders there say Sisi, former head of the army, urged them to help Egypt confront what could be a security nightmare for the biggest Arab nation: Islamist militants operating just over the frontier in Libya.

World, Afghanistan, Egypt, 13 Jul 2014

At least three killed, 11 wounded in clashes at Tripoli airport: medics

TRIPOLI - At least three people have been killed and 11 wounded in clashes near the Libyan capital Tripoli's airport on Sunday, medics said.

World, 13 Jul 2014

Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port: state firm NOC

TRIPOLI - Protesters have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega, state firm National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Saturday, days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports following almost a year of blockage.

World, United Nations, 12 Jul 2014

Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port: state firm NOC

TRIPOLI - Protesters have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega, state firm National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Saturday, days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports following almost a year of blockage.

World, 12 Jul 2014

German police: young man set self on fire outside Libyan embassy

BERLIN - A young man has been seriously injured after setting himself on fire outside the Libyan embassy in Berlin, a German police spokeswoman said on Friday.

World, 11 Jul 2014

Libya prepares to move parliament to Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya - Libyan authorities signaled on Thursday they would press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament to the eastern port city of Benghazi despite a collapse in law and order there.

World, 10 Jul 2014

U.N. evacuates dozens of foreign staff from Libya

TRIPOLI - The United Nations has evacuated dozens of foreign staff from its mission in Libya due to a deteriorating security situation in the North African country, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Africa, United Nations, 10 Jul 2014