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Italy upset over French diplomatic intervention in Libya

ROME A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya's long-running crisis angered Italian officials on Monday, who saw it as another example of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron snubbing Rome.

Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown 24 Jul 2017

CAIRO Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants off the coast - official 24 Jul 2017

TRIPOLI Libya's coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said.


France to host talks with Libya's premier, military leader 24 Jul 2017

PARIS France said it will host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, and Khalifa Haftar, a powerful military commander in the divided country's east who has so far rejected his authority.


Libyan premier, rival eastern commander to meet in Paris - source 23 Jul 2017

CAIRO The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government will hold talks in Paris this week with a powerful military commander who has so far rejected his authority, a diplomatic source said.


Eastern commander's forces battle resistance in Libya's Benghazi 23 Jul 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya Fighting between the self-styled Libyan National Army and rival armed groups in Benghazi killed six troops and wounded eight as the LNA advanced into the last pockets of resistance in eastern Libya's largest city, a commander said on Saturday.

Hundreds of Islamic State corpses await repatriation from Libya 23 Jul 2017

MISRATA, Libya Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. | Video


Rival Libyan leaders Haftar, Seraj to meet in Paris on July 25 - Hayat 20 Jul 2017

PARIS Military commander Khalifa Haftar, a powerful figurehead in the east of Libya, and Fayez Seraj, head of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 25, al-Hayat newspaper reported.

Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions 20 Jul 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.


Egypt's poorest risk death for promise of work in Libya 19 Jul 2017

TARFA AL-KOM, Egypt In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots, and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah's family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he died in the Libyan desert.