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Stories with place: Libya
  • Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:47 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:38 am

    BRUSSELS - Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.

  • Libya official: Car bomb kills 5 at checkpoint near Tripoli 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:15 pm

    BENGHAZI, Libya - A security official with Libya's Islamist government says a suicide car bombing struck a checkpoint in a town near the capital, Tripoli, killing five militia fighters.

  • Libyan-American group files complaint to UN about envoy 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:18 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Libyan-American group said Thursday it has filed a complaint with the United Nations demanding it investigate the circumstances surrounding the hiring of the U.N.'s former envoy to Libya by the United Arab Emirates, which backs one of the country's rival governments.

  • Lawyers: Man charged in Benghazi attacks should be sent home 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Lawyers for a suspected Libyan militant charged in 2012 attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans urged a judge Thursday to send him home as a sanction for what they called their client's illegal capture and interrogation.

  • Senate confirms veteran diplomat as US ambassador to Libya 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Libya - the country in North Africa where four Americans, including then-Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in 2012.

  • British police arrest man in 1984 killing of policewoman story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:03 am

    LONDON - British police on Thursday announced "the first significant arrest" in the 1984 killing of London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy in an incident that solidified Libya's reputation as a rogue state.

  • The Latest: UN rights chief rejects anti-migrant moves 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 9:58 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest news as hundreds of thousands make their way across Europe in search of safety and a better life. All times local.

  • UN: Islamic State-linked fighters gaining ground in Libya 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 4:20 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A new U.N. report says fighters pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group are consolidating their hold on parts of central Libya and gaining ground.

  • Kerry offers support to struggling Tunisia 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 12:04 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday pledged expanded economic and security support for Tunisia to help it cement democratic gains made since its revolution heralded the dawn of the 2011 Arab Spring.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Benghazi committee tops $5M in spending 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 3:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, has now spent more than $5 million in taxpayer money, according to a tally by House Democrats.

  • Libyan officials in Tripoli say suspected Emirati spy held 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 2:57 pm

    BENGHAZI, Libya - Authorities in Libya's militia-held capital say they arrested an Emirati police officer on suspicion of being a spy, though Dubai police on Thursday said the man in question was fired five years ago.

  • Europe worries Malta giving Libyans backdoor to EU 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 2:21 pm

    VALLETTA, Malta - European lawmakers are expressing concern about a widening scandal in which hundreds of Libyans allegedly received Maltese residency permits in a corruption scheme - giving them free access to any EU country and possibly compromising European security - and another in which large numbers of Algerians received visas through Malta's consulate.

  • Gunmen in Libya abduct 2 Serbian Embassy employees 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 4:16 pm

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Gunmen in Libya crashed into a convoy of vehicles taking Serbia's ambassador to neighboring Tunisia and then kidnapped two other embassy employees, officials said.

  • IS bomb on Russia plane would herald new phase in conflict 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 5:12 pm

    BEIRUT - At this stage, there is no hard evidence. But reports from the U.S. and Britain suggesting an Islamic State group bomb may have caused the Russian plane crash in Egypt are raising the alarm among experts, who say such an act would be a frightening change in tactics by the extremist group.

  • Maltese man free in Libya 6 weeks after kidnapping 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 11:00 am

    VALLETTA, Malta - Malta's foreign ministry says a Maltese businessman who was kidnapped in Libya six weeks earlier has been freed by his captors.