Libya

Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past

MONTREAL/VANCOUVER - The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences.

Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past 12:25am BST

MONTREAL/VANCOUVER - The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences.

Rival Libyan PM meets Turkish envoy in first known meeting with foreign visitor 21 Oct 2014

CAIRO/TUNIS - Libya's self-declared prime minister, who runs a rival government not recognised by the international community, met a Turkish envoy on Tuesday, in the first publicly known diplomatic meeting with a foreign representative.

In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town 21 Oct 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction.

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Libya parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority 21 Oct 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

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Gaddafi cousin hopes to participate in Libyan peace talks 20 Oct 2014

CAIRO - A cousin and former aide of Muammar Gaddafi said he wants to take part in proposed talks aimed at bringing together Libya's warring parties, in a rare bid by a member of the ex-ruler's inner-circle to regain influence.

Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to murder 20 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty.

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Libya's parliament allies with renegade general, struggling to assert authority 20 Oct 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

U.S., four European countries call for end to violence in Libya 19 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States and four European countries jointly called on Saturday for an end to violence in Libya.

Two rival Libyan governments claim to control oil policy 18 Oct 2014

CAIRO/BENGHAZI Libya - A self-styled rival government controlling Libya's capital announced its own oil policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go to the elected government.