Peace remains elusive in Libya

World 02/15/19, 09:45

Eight years ago this Sunday Libyans launched a rebellion that led to the ouster of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, but high expectations of what life would be like after his fall are no nearer to being met

PHOTOS: Slain journalist Ben Khalifa caught Libya turmoil

World 01/21/19, 15:44

Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline. In urban centers, he documented ferocious militia warfare.In one photo, a wave rolls gently over the arm of a dead refugee. In another, a love letter written on pink ...

Rights group criticizes Italy, EU’s Libya migrant policy

Europe 01/21/19, 08:55

Human Rights Watch is urging Italy and the European Union to condition their support to Libya on tangible improvements in detention conditions for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.The New York-based rights group says in a report Monday that unquestioning foreign support for Libya's coast guard leads to migrants being held ...

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

World 01/20/19, 17:48

A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and described as taking on water in the southern Mediterranean was helped by a cargo ...

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

World 01/19/19, 14:28

Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time, a U.N. migration official said Saturday.It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North Africa to ...

Beirut summit highlights divisions, turmoil in Lebanon

World 01/15/19, 01:30

An Arab economic development summit that Lebanon is hosting this weekend has been marred by controversy days before delegates arrive.Should regional outcast Syria be invited, as demanded by Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah militant group, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad? Should Libya get a seat at the table, despite the ...

UNHCR urges more aid to developing nations hosting refugees

Europe 01/14/19, 13:56

Wealthy countries should do more to help developing nations fund local refugee management, the head of the U.N. refugee agency urged Monday, saying that he himself would do "anything" to escape if he was stuck in a squalid camp such as those in war-torn Libya.Speaking to reporters after meeting with ...

Islamic State claims attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

World 12/26/18, 05:54

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli that killed at least three people.In a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency Wednesday, IS says three fighters infiltrated the area and fired on Foreign Ministry workers.Libyan officials say a suicide bomber ...

Militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

World 12/25/18, 11:03

A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials.The officials said a second attacker was shot dead by guards before he could detonate his explosive vest. An explosion believed to have been caused ...

Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Europe 12/22/18, 12:24

Spain's Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer its request to dock.The boat belonging to the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms saved 313 migrants Friday in waters ...

UN: Women migrants in Libya often face gang rape, abuse

World 12/20/18, 11:59

The "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or having witnessed others taken away to be sexually abused, the United Nations said Thursday in a report based on hundreds of interviews.The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

Update: Spanish boat stranded days after taking migrants

World 11/26/18, 10:53

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):4:30 p.m.In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a migrant receives medical assistance after being rescued by Nuestra Madre de Loreto, a Spanish fishing vessel, two days ago off the Libyan shore. The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms carried ...

9 dead in suspected is attack in Libya

World 11/23/18, 21:19

Eleven other people including civilians and a security chief were also 'kidnapped' by members of the extremist group, which attacked a police station in the oasis town, added the official

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