Filipinos start evacuating from Libyan capital; 1 wounded

World 04/18/19, 05:24

Philippine diplomats have started evacuating a small group of Filipinos from the Libyan capital after it was hit by a barrage of rocket fire that wounded one Filipino, officials said Thursday.Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Emmanuel Fernandez said in Manila that three hospital workers and four students were evacuated by ...

WHO: Death toll from fighting over Libyan capital now at 205

World 04/18/19, 04:08

The World Health Organization says the death toll from this month's fighting between rival Libyan factions for control of the country's capital, Tripoli, has risen to 205.The clashes threaten to ignite a civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.WHO said ...

Proposed UN resolution demands immediate cease-fire in Libya

World 04/16/19, 15:16

A proposed U.N. resolution demands that all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the fighting and commit to a cease-fire.The British-drafted resolution, circulated to Security Council members and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, also calls on all parties to immediately re-commit to attending a U.N.-facilitated political dialogue "and work toward ...

UN says fighting over Libya’s capital has displaced 18,000

World 04/16/19, 04:20

The U.N. migration agency says recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday in New York that the International Organization for Migration reported that 13 civilians are among the 146 killed so far in clashes since ...

In Libya, a rogues’ gallery of militias prepare for war

World 04/16/19, 01:17

Libya is on the verge of an all-out war involving a rogues' gallery of militias, many of which are little more than criminal gangs armed with heavy weapons.The country slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising, in which rebels overthrew and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi and looted his vast ...

UN says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

World 04/15/19, 12:45

At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of his forces.The World Health Organization said 614 others have been wounded since the Field ...

Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan

Europe 04/15/19, 12:05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing concern about the human rights situation in Libya and Sudan while calling for an improved approach to the factors that force people to migrate.Merkel said before a meeting Monday with the head of the U.N. refugee agency that "the challenges (of migration) continue to ...

UN says 120 killed since fighting broke out in Libya

World 04/14/19, 07:20

More than 120 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an assault on the capital 10 days ago, igniting clashes with rival militias, the U.N. health agency said Sunday.The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a surprise offensive against Tripoli on April ...

Libya speaker: No deals while armed groups ‘kidnap’ Tripoli

World 04/10/19, 13:21

Libya's Parliament speaker in the east says no peace deal can be reached right now between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been "kidnapped" by armed groups.Aguila Saleh, speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, tells The Associated Press on Wednesday in Alexandria, Egypt, that the ...

Judge: Militant’s statements may be used in Benghazi trial

Politics 04/09/19, 13:21

The interrogation of a Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was conducted lawfully and may be admitted at his trial next month, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Monday rejected defense attorneys' claims that the militant, Mustafa al-Imam, had ...

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