Libya

Suicide bomber, clashes kill 12 Libyan soldiers in Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya - Nine Libyan soldiers were killed in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday by a suicide bomber and in ensuing clashes between troops and Islamist fighters, medics and military sources said.

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Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death 28 Jul 2015

TRIPOLI - A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule. | Video

U.N. human rights office 'deeply disturbed' by Libya death sentences 28 Jul 2015

GENEVA - The United Nations human rights office is "deeply disturbed" by death sentences handed down in a trial of former officials who served under Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it said on Tuesday.

Lawyer labels Gaddafi sentence 'judicially sanctioned execution' 28 Jul 2015

AMSTERDAM - The lawyer representing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the slain Libyan leader, before the International Criminal Court condemned as a "show trial" the proceedings leading up to the death sentence that was passed on him in Tripoli on Tuesday.

Rescuers find 13 dead migrants on packed boat off Libyan coast 28 Jul 2015

ROME - Rescuers found 13 dead migrants on a boat off the coast of Libya with more than 500 others aboard, an Italian coast guard spokesman said on Tuesday, giving no details about how they had died.

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U.S. House Benghazi panel says State Department to hand over documents on Tuesday 28 Jul 2015

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, said the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the incident on Tuesday.

Libyan city Benghazi plunges into darkness as fighting hits power plants 27 Jul 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's eastern city of Benghazi has been plunged into darkness as clashes between pro-government forces and Islamist fighters have knocked out three of five power stations serving the city, the country's second largest, officials said on Monday.

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Cameron says ready to bomb militants in Libya and Syria if plot threat seen 27 Jul 2015

JAKARTA/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was ready to order air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya and Syria to prevent attacks on the streets of Britain as he stepped up his rhetoric against Islamic State insurgents.

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Expulsion from Derna bastion may show limits for Islamic State in Libya 24 Jul 2015

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State jihadists have exploited widespread chaos to gain a foothold in Libya, but their ejection from an eastern city suggests they may not achieve a Iraq-style takeover due to strong local rivals and the absence of sectarian divisions.

Two killed in new push by Libya's eastern government forces in Benghazi 24 Jul 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Two Libyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded on Thursday when eastern government forces made a new push against Islamist fighters in the embattled centre of Benghazi, medics said.