Libyan commander hands over prominent militant to Egypt

Africa 05/29/19, 07:14

A prominent Egyptian militant wanted for scores of terror attacks in his country was handed over by Libyan forces loyal to a commander pushing to take the capital of Tripoli and flown back to Egypt on Wednesday.Egyptian TV networks aired ...

Hifter’s forces push toward Libyan capital city’s center

Africa 05/27/19, 11:47

Heavy clashes have been slowly nearing the center of Libya's capital, Tripoli, as forces loyal to the military commander Khalifa Hifter battle to seize power, an official and residents said Monday.Hifter opened a military offensive on the Libyan capital of ...

Libya’s Hifter meets French leader Macron amid fighting

Europe 05/22/19, 05:30

Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter is in Paris for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron amid growing international concern about his month-long offensive to take Libya's capital, Tripoli.Wednesday's closed-door meeting comes two weeks after Macron hosted Libya's struggling U.N.-backed prime minister, ...

Libyan capital, under siege, gets water back after 2 days

Africa 05/21/19, 04:53

Authorities say the Libyan capital, which has been under attack by commander Khalifa Hifter's forces since last month, has seen its water supplies resume two days after gunmen shut the pipes down, depriving over 2 million residents of water.The Interior ...

Hifter’s rule brings security to eastern Libya, at a cost

Africa 05/21/19, 01:05

After years of assassinations, bombings and militia firefights, Libya's eastern city of Benghazi finally feels safe again — but security has come at a heavy cost.Uniformed police are out at major intersections, cafes and restaurants stay open late into the ...

EU calls for Libya ceasefire, warns of threat to security

Europe 05/13/19, 11:03

The European Union is calling for a ceasefire in Libya, warning that the conflict around the capital Tripoli is a threat to international peace and security.The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched an offensive on ...

Libya’s eastern government says it won’t rule by force

Africa 05/09/19, 10:44

The government in eastern Libya allied with forces attacking the capital does not want to rule the country by force, its foreign minister said Thursday.The Benghazi-based government is allied with Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter's self-styled Libyan National Army, which controls ...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

Africa 05/08/19, 18:45

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity.Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N. health ...

Airstrikes, roadblocks trap civilians in Libya’s Tripoli

Africa 04/29/19, 08:08

Libyan forces loyal to a former military commander have intensified their airstrikes on Tripoli, where heavy fighting and blocked roads have left civilians trapped in their homes, officials said Monday.Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter's self-styled Libyan National Army launched an operation ...

UN: Rockets hit civilian areas in Libya’s capital Tripoli

Africa 04/26/19, 12:53

The U.N. says rockets and mortar shells have reportedly been fired on residential neighborhoods of Libya's capital Tripoli, where heavy fighting has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that the U.N. is "gravely concerned" at ...

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