Libya asks UN to probe violations in Tripoli battle
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's U.N.-supported government has asked the Security Council to appoint a "fact-finding mission" to investigate alleged violations by the forces attacking the capital,...
The Latest: Russian official calls for Libya cease-fire
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on developments in Libya, where armed groups are battling for control of the capital, Tripoli (all times local):
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence, as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the...
Trump calls Libyan commander pushing to seize Tripoli
CAIRO (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who is leading an offensive to take over the capital of Tripoli — the seat of the U.N.-supported...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — At least six civilians were killed in heavy shelling on a residential neighborhood in Libya's capital, a health official said Wednesday, the latest escalation in fighting...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution demands that all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the fighting and commit to a cease-fire.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — 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...
UN says 120 killed since fighting broke out in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — 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...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Friday urgently appealed for the release and evacuation of more than 1,500 detained refugees and migrants caught in the crossfire of escalating fighting...
UN says fighting over Libya’s capital displaces 8,000
BERLIN (AP) — The escalation in violence in and around Libya's capital has resulted in the displacement of more than 8,000 people, the United Nations said Thursday.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Libya's Parliament speaker in the east said Wednesday no peace deal can be reached right now between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Libya said Tuesday that it would be impossible to hold next week's planned peace conference amid ongoing fighting between rival militias for...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Clashes between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated on Monday as the death toll from days of fighting rose to at least 51, including both combatants and...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Libya (all times local):
The U.N. envoy for Libya has condemned an airstrike by the self-styled Libyan National Army...
Q&A: Why fighting has again plunged Libya into chaos
CAIRO (AP) — Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak U.N.-backed...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — 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...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Hifter on Friday, capturing 100 of his soldiers and waging an airstrike on one of his positions a...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on developments in Libya (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is leaving Libya with "heavy heart and deep...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — 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...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on developments in Libya (all times local):
Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter in an audio recording posted online has ordered his forces...
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. chief says he is visiting Libya to prevent a major confrontation between rival authorities in the country.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Wednesday that Libya...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday hosted talks with the foreign ministers of Algeria and Tunisia, Libya's neighbors to the west, days after Libya's rival governments agreed to hold...
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's National Oil Corporation says production is to resume within hours at the southwestern Sharara oil field after control was retaken from an armed group last...
Spokesman: Libyan strongman’s forces control south
CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for the forces of a Libyan strongman based in the country's east says his self-styled Libyan National Army has seized control of Libya's southern border with...
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general has welcomed an agreement between rival Libyan leaders to hold elections.
The agreement came in a meeting Wednesday in the United Arab...
Rights group urges Libyan forces to lift siege on civilians
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group has urged Libyan strongman's self-styled army to lift its siege inside an eastern Mediterranean city where civilians have been trapped.
Libya’s paramilitary force to ‘cleanse’ country’s south
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals.
Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate gangs, Islamic State terrorists and criminals" in the south.
Hifter forces in Libya say they freed 19 kidnapped by IS
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says its forces have freed nearly 20 people who were kidnapped by Islamic State group militants during attacks in central Libya.
Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said Tuesday that clashes erupted late Monday between LNA forces, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, and IS militants in Ghadwua village, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the southern city of Sabha.
Libyan officials say suspects in killing of US teacher held
CAIRO (AP) — Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there.
Report: Russian charged by US seen at Libya military meeting
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian newspaper says video released by the self-styled Libyan National Army shows a businessman allegedly linked to a private contractor that sent mercenaries to Syria at a meeting with the head of the Libyan army and top Russian military officials.
Italy announces return of fishing boats seized by Libya
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier says two Italian fishing vessels seized by Libyan forces earlier this week are returning home.
The self-styled Libyan National Army had announced it had seized the vessels in Libyan territorial waters and brought them to the port of Ras al-Hilal.
In a tweet Friday, Premier Giuseppe Conte said the boats "are returning to Italy." He wrote: "Our citizens can finally come home. We never left them alone and we worked constantly to resolve the situation."
Egyptian investigators in Libya to question wanted militant
CAIRO (AP) — Eager to access valuable intelligence for its fight against militants, Egyptian military investigators were in Libya on Tuesday to join their counterparts interrogating the most wanted militant in Egypt, who was captured this week by a Cairo-allied Libyan force.
Hisham el-Ashmawi was captured in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, a longtime bastion of Islamic militants, by the self-styled Libyan National Army led by close Egyptian ally Gen. Khalifa Hifter.
Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army says it captured one of Egypt's most wanted militants Monday in a raid in an eastern Libyan town long known to be a stronghold of radical Islamists.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the LNA, which is allied with authorities in eastern Libya, said Hisham el-Ashmawi was captured in an "operation" in Derna.
CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country's main political rivals in Paris in May.
A statement by the U.N.-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, says Jean-Yves Le Drian has met Fayez Serraj, the prime minister-designate of the Tripoli-based government on Monday.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's National Oil Corporation says it anticipates declaring a "force majeure" on two oil ports as the self-styled Libyan National Army in the east prevents loadings by blocking vessel entries to ports.
Friday's NOC statement says the decision regarding Zuetina and Hariga terminals will be enforced Sunday. It would result in output losses of 350,000bpd for the two ports, bringing total losses for all ports to 800,000 bpd and daily financial losses to around $60million.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The leader of Libya's self-styled national army in the east says forces have seized the eastern city of Derna from extremist groups.
Strongman Khalifa Hifter made the announcement in a televised address late Thursday, saying: "We proudly announce the liberation of the city of Derna."
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S., France, Italy and Britain say they are concerned about the self-styled Libyan National Army's decision to hand over management of vital Libyan oil terminals to a rival firm controlled by an interim government in the east.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's national oil firm tied to the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli says the self-styled Libyan National Army has "no legal authority" to hand over management of vital oil terminals to a rival firm controlled by an interim government in the east.
Libyan forces say they have retaken oil ports
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan forces say they have regained full control of vital oil terminals in the east after a militia attacked the facilities two weeks ago.
Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army, told reporters Monday that the LNA returned the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and al-Sidr to Libya's national oil firm, which is controlled by an interim government in the east.
East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago.
Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said on Thursday that the LNA, under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, currently controls the Ras Lanuf and al-Sider oil ports.
Al-Mesmari said forces are chasing the militias, led by Ibrahim Jadhran, westwards.
Libyan airstrikes target group attacking oil ports
CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against a militia attacking key oil ports in the east, a spokesman said as Libya's national oil firm warned on Monday of further damage to oil infrastructure as well as environmental contamination in the north African country.
CAIRO (AP) — The self-styled Libyan National Army seized most of the eastern coastal city of Derna from extremist groups who have controlled it for years, a spokesman said Friday, amid fierce fighting since late April.
The LNA forces have captured "more than 75 percent of Derna and forced out terrorists from most of the city," Ahmed al-Mesmari told The Associated Press.'
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations says fighting between the self-styled Libyan National Army and militants has killed at least 17 civilians, including two children, in Libya's eastern city of Derna.
The U.N. Support Mission in Libya said in a statement Friday that the fighting has injured 22 others, including seven children, since May 16.
CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel.
Libyan officials said Tuesday's attack, which left two others wounded, took place at the southern entrance of Ajdabiya, west of Benghazi. The town is controlled by the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, which forced Islamic militants out in 2016.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say a suicide car bomber has killed at least two security personnel at a checkpoint south of the northeastern town of Ajdabiya.
They say the Tuesday attack, which left two others wounded, took place at the southern entrance of Ajdabiya, situated west of Benghazi.
The town has been under the control of the Libyan National Army, led by Libya's strongman Khalifa Hifter in the country's east, since 2016 after Islamic militants were forced out.
CAIRO (AP) — The Quartet trying to help bring order to chaotic Libya says it supports holding presidential and parliamentary elections this year, and will provide observers and electoral assistance to ensure the voting is free and fair.
In a joint statement following a Monday meeting in Cairo, the European Union, the African Union, the Arab League and the United Nations say Libyans must commit in advance to respect and abide by the results and avoid violence or intimidation.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan strongman Gen. Khalifa Hifter returned to the country's eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, after much speculation over his treatment for an unknown ailment in France.
After disembarking from a plane at Benghazi's Benina airport, Hifter, looking in good health and wearing a suit, met military commanders from his self-styled Libyan National Army as well as tribal elders in the airport's VIP hall.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A spokesman says the chief of staff of the self-styled Libyan national army has survived an attempted assassination by a car bomb in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Ahmed al-Mesmari says Wednesday's explosion targeted the convoy of Brig. Gen. Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri in the Sedi Khalifa neighborhood. He says there were no causalities and didn't elaborate.