Libya

Row over Libyan sovereign fund LIA reaches UK court

LONDON - A row between Libya's two rival governments over control of the $67 billion Libyan Investment Authority, the country's sovereign wealth fund, has escalated with one of the would-be chairmen asking a London court to settle the dispute.

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Migrant tragedies dampen Syrian refugees’ hope of safe passage to Europe 02 Sep 2015

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Hassan and Saba al-Jedwa's five children play in the gravel at Minia Syrian refugee camp - a collection of cramped white tents off the main highway on the outskirts of northern Lebanese city Tripoli.

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Greek coast guard seizes Libya-bound ship carrying weapons 02 Sep 2015

ATHENS - Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya, coast guard officials said on Wednesday.

Islamic State claims Monday bomb attack on ENI joint venture office in Tripoli 01 Sep 2015

CAIRO - Islamic State militants have claimed a car bomb attack on the Mellitah oil and gas firm, co-owned by Italy's ENI, in the Libyan capital on Monday, a statement on social media said on Tuesday.

Libya's official government bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry 01 Sep 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement said on Tuesday.

Car bomb damages Italy's ENI joint venture office in Libyan capital 31 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - A car bomb went off in Libya's capital Tripoli on Monday in front of the headquarters of Mellitah, an oil and gas joint venture between Italy's ENI and Libyan state oil firm NOC, witnesses said.

Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi - medics 30 Aug 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Four Libyan soldiers were killed and six wounded in fresh fighting with Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, medics and military officials said.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37 - official 30 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - A boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least 37 people, a local official said on Sunday, the second such fatal accident within days.

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Libya arrests three suspected smugglers over migrant boat disaster 29 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - Libyan authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people, a security official said on Saturday.

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Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll 29 Aug 2015

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. | Video