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Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former interior minister - officials

BENGHAZI, Libya A car bomb in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed one person on Friday and wounded 13, including former interior minister Ashour Shuwail, security and medical officials said.

U.S. strikes in Libya kill more than 80 Islamic State fighters 19 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON A U.S. military strikes in Libya on Wednesday night have killed more than 80 fighters from the Islamic State, some of whom were believed to be actively plotting attacks in Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.


EU needs Turkish-style migration deal with Libya - Maltese PM 18 Jan 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.

East Libyan forces claim control of Islamist holdout in Benghazi 17 Jan 2017

BENGHAZI Forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Tuesday they had gained control over one of the last pockets of resistance held by Islamist-dominated opponents in Benghazi.


UK top court says ex-Libyan rebel commander can sue former minister 17 Jan 2017

LONDON A former Libyan Islamist commander, who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya, was given permission on Tuesday to sue the British government and its former foreign secretary.


Russia turns to Libya with show of support for eastern commander 17 Jan 2017

TUNIS A visit to a Russian aircraft carrier by Libya's Khalifa Haftar has given the eastern–based commander a symbolic boost while also signalling Moscow's interest in a greater role in the region following its intervention in Syria.

Bodies of five migrants found off Spain's southern coast 15 Jan 2017

MADRID Five migrants have been found dead off the southern Spanish coast this weekend, a Spanish police spokeswoman said on Sunday, after another at least eight were discovered off the coast of Libya on Saturday.

Blackout hits western and southern Libya 14 Jan 2017

TRIPOLI Western Libya was plunged into darkness late on Saturday as a blackout already affecting the south spread to the capital, Tripoli, and other major cities, the national power company said.

Scores of migrants feared dead, 13 bodies found in Mediterranean 14 Jan 2017

ROME At least eight migrants died when their boat overturned off the coast of Libya on Saturday but the death toll may be much higher, the Italian coastguard said. | Video

Some 800 boat migrants rescued during break in weather - Italian coast guard 13 Jan 2017

ROME Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea. | Video