Egypt's Sisi calls on West to support Libya to avoid new Syria, Iraq


CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to help the Libyan army in its fight against Islamist militants now to save the country from requiring intervention on the scale of Iraq and Syria.

U.N. blacklists Libya's Ansar al-Sharia, involved in Benghazi attack 19 Nov 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday blacklisted two branches of the Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Gunmen driven out, but bullet-scarred Lebanese city still boils 19 Nov 2014

TRIPOLI Lebanon - So many bullet holes cover the apartment blocks and shops in the Bab al-Tabbeneh district of northern Lebanon's main city Tripoli that you can hardly tell which conflict they are from any more.

Armed clashes in Libya's Tripoli, airport shutdown 16 Nov 2014

TRIPOLI - Armed clashes broke out in Libya's capital Tripoli closing down the city's main working airport, local residents and an official said on Sunday.

Italian man released after kidnap in Libya 16 Nov 2014

ROME - An Italian man, kidnapped in Libya eight months ago, has been released unharmed, Italy's foreign ministry said on Sunday.


Bombs explode near Egyptian and UAE embassies in Libyan capital 13 Nov 2014

TRIPOLI - Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or major damage.

Turkey's role in Libya adds to pro-Islamist perception 13 Nov 2014

ANKARA - Turkey's effort to play a role in resolving Libya's deepening conflict risks further damaging its strained relations with Western allies, by fuelling suspicions that it is doubling down on a pro-Islamist regional agenda.

Italian engineer abducted in Libya in July freed-Italy ministry 13 Nov 2014

ROME - An Italian construction engineer abducted in Libya last July has been freed, Italy's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Bomb explodes outside Emirates embassy in Libya - witnesses 13 Nov 2014

TRIPOLI - A bomb exploded outside the embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or major damage, witnesses said on Thursday.


Car bombs kill at least four in east Libya as chaos mounts 12 Nov 2014

BENGHAZI Libya - Car bombs exploded in eastern Libyan towns under the control of the internationally recognised government on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding 20 others, officials said.