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  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:02 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:49 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician - the head of parliament - is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing scandalous was going on.

  • Italy rescues 4,000 migrants at sea in past 2 days 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:34 am
  • ROME - Italian authorities say some 4,000 migrants have been rescued at sea in the past 48 hours as the exodus from Libya continues unabated.

  • Egypt arrests a top aide to al-Qaida chief 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:14 pm
  • CAIRO - Egyptian authorities arrested a top aide to al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri in a Nile Delta city on Monday and are interrogating him in an undisclosed location, officials said.

  • Libyan militia agrees to give up 4 oil terminals 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:49 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - A key Libyan militia in the east has agreed to hand back control of four oil terminals it captured and shut down last summer in its demand for a share in oil revenues, the official Libyan news agency reported.

  • Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:05 pm
  • Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest and most infectious laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the world, with images of wars' unwitting victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and beyond.

  • AP Interview: Tunisia premier wants to fix economy 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:59 am
  • TUNIS, Tunisia - Ahead of his Friday meeting with President Barack Obama, Tunisia's interim prime minister says the government at last has a handle on extremism and the transition to democracy is back on track. Now, he says, it's time to fix the faltering economy.

  • Italy's Eni optimistic about Libyan gas supplies 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:50 pm
  • MILAN - The CEO of Italian energy company Eni says he's optimistic that Italy has a secure gas supply from Libya in case imports from Russia are hurt by sanctions. But the amounts, analysts warn, are dwarfed by the size of Russian supplies.

  • Italian engineer missing in eastern Libyan city 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 7:32 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - A Libyan security official says an Italian engineer working in the eastern city of Tobruk is missing and that his car has been found abandoned in a street.

  • Libya's guns free-for-all fuels region's turmoil 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:47 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars.

  • Italy picks up 4,000 migrants at sea in 4 days 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:38 pm
  • ROME - Italian authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 would-be migrants at sea over the past four days as the war in Syria and instability in Libya spawn new waves of refugees.

  • AP source: Army team to begin Libyan training prep 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops in Bulgaria, a senior Army official said Wednesday.

  • UN authorizes return of illegal Libyan oil exports 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 3:16 pm
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - The U.N. Security Council condemned the illicit export of crude oil from Libya on Wednesday and authorized U.N. member states to board suspect vessels and return illegally seized oil to the Libyan government.

  • Libya tanker seized by US Navy SEALs forces 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 2:39 pm
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - U.S. Navy SEALs seized an oil tanker off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, stopping an attempt by a Libyan militia to sell the shipload of crude in defiance of the Libyan government. Supporters of the militia, which calls for autonomy for the eastern half of Libya, vowed Monday to try again to export oil again from the ports they control.