UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the ...
2:35 27 February 2022

EU agrees to end Med anti-smuggler mission off Libya

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to end Operation Sophia, the bloc’s naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea, and launch a new...
16:33 17 February 2022

Turkey deploys extremists to Libya, local militias say

CAIRO — Syrian militants affiliated with groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are currently being sent by Turkey to fight on behalf of ...
6:11 5 February 2022

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

BRUSSELS — European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea ...
16:47 20 January 2022

Libyan oil fields remain shut, testing peace summit

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities remained closed on Monday, its National Oil Corporation said, in a sign that the ...
15:57 20 January 2022

Libya players agree to respect arms embargo, push cease-fire

BERLIN — Countries with interests in Libya's long-running civil war agreed Sunday to respect a much-violated arms embargo, hold off on military suppor...
19:33 19 January 2022

Libya’s eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports

BENGHAZI, Libya — A move by Libya's east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory threatens to throttle much of the country’s oil prod...
20:58 18 January 2022

Turkey’s Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan govt in Tripoli

Ankara — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tripol...
11:54 18 January 2022

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

ATHENS, Greece — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli a...
20:02 16 January 2022

Libya’s rival leaders leave Moscow, no peace deal signed

MOSCOW — Libya’s rival leaders have left Moscow without reaching agreement on a cease-fire deal proposed by Russia and Turkey in an effort to bring an...
7:29 14 January 2022

Libya ceasefire talks in Moscow adjourned for the night

MOSCOW — Talks in Moscow about bringing an end to Libya's long-running civil war have been adjourned for the night after the country's rival governmen...
16:53 13 January 2022

Libya truce ongoing amid reports of violations by both sides

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya's rival governments committed to an internationally brokered truce that took effect Sunday, though immediate reports of violat...
12:05 12 January 2022

Leaders of Turkey, Russia urge Jan. 12 cease-fire in Libya

BRUSSELS — Turkey and Russia called for a Jan. 12 cease-fire in war-torn Libya on Wednesday while European Union officials intensified diplomatic effo...
17:52 8 January 2022

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli that is...
16:17 2 January 2022

Making misery pay: Libya militias take EU funds for migrants

TRIPOLI, Libya — When the European Union started funneling millions of euros into Libya to slow the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the m...
16:16 31 December 2022

Turkey seeks parliament approval to dispatch troops to Libya

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's government on Monday submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to Libya, arguing that the conflict ...
17:47 30 December 2022

Libyan official: Turkish troops unwanted, destabilizing

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Turkey's willingness to dispatch troops to Libya is “unacceptable" and such a move would constitute unwanted meddling in the affairs...
12:29 28 December 2022

Leaders of Russia, Turkey discuss fighting in Libya

MOSCOW — The leaders of Russia and Turkey discussed the fighting in Libya in a phone call Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
16:05 17 December 2021

Egypt’s el-Sissi says militias hold Libyan gov’t ‘hostage’

CAIRO — Libya’s U.N.-supported government is held hostage by “armed and terrorist militias” in the capital, Tripoli, Egypt’s leader said Sunday.
19:50 15 December 2021

Fighting rages near Libya’s capital amid push by rebel army

CAIRO — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged...
20:20 14 December 2021

UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

TRIPOLI, Libya — The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an “alternative to detention,” a last, safe stop for migrants before they were reset...
18:21 6 December 2021

Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

ROME — An Italian offshore supply vessel has brought 151 migrants to Sicily after rescuing them in waters off Libya a day earlier.
20:29 3 November 2021