Stories tagged: Libya
UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
Recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks faced by migrants, who are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the …
Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
A Russian think-tank with links to an infamous troll farm says that two of its employees have been detained in Libya
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
A Libyan health official says an airstrike hit a detention center for migrants, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80 more.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
Libya’s U.N.-backed government reclaimed a strategic town near Tripoli from opposition forces that have been fighting for the past three months to capture the country’s capital, with a government spokesman …
Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation “is on the verge of descending into a civil war” that could divide the country and imperil the security …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 6, 2019, 11:05 a.m.
Forces loyal to rival Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter said Saturday they seized control of the main airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, two days after Hifter ordered his forces to …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 12:32 p.m.
Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Hifter on Friday, a day after he declared an offensive to seize the capital, Tripoli, raising fears of renewed …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias.
Wed., March 27, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Migrants hijacked a cargo ship in Libyan waters Wednesday and forced the crew to redirect the vessel north to Europe, according to Italian and Maltese authorities.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
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 of the …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
A Spanish rescue boat plucked 60 migrants Saturday from a patched-up rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, igniting another political row between Italy and Malta over who should …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Rival Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday tentatively agreed on a roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, but the plan faces major obstacles in the …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
The number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain, the head of European Union border agency …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
A Libyan official says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 112 miles southeast of Tripoli.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said.
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya’s coast and taken to an Italian port.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
The death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33 on Wednesday, authorities said.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
At least eight migrants died and 84 were rescued Saturday from a smugglers’ foundering rubber dinghy in the waters off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. An aid group said …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
A Syrian refugee has been saved at sea after setting out solo in a tiny boat from Libya, where he told rescuers he was practically a slave.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
European Union and African leaders pledged Wednesday to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in squalid detention centers in Libya, the main jumping-off point for desperate people setting …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Rwanda is offering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Competing portraits of the accused mastermind of the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, again emerged Thursday as prosecutors and defense their final attempts to sway jurors before …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
A 3-year-old Tunisian orphan whose parents left home to join the Islamic State group has returned to his grandfather’s custody after over a year in a Libyan prison.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya’s coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face …