Two gunmen trained in Libya before attack, official says

Mar 21, 2015

Two gunmen trained in Libya before attack, official says

A top Tunisian security official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a top museum in Tunis trained in neighboring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack. Rafik Chelli, the Interior Ministry’s top security official, said the attackers had slipped out of ...

Libya Army chief warns IS will spread to Europe

Mar 20, 2015

Libya Army chief warns IS will spread to Europe

Libyan Army chief Gen. Khalfa Hifter, warned in an interview Thursday that Europe will face infiltration by Islamic State group militants from Libya if the West fails to support his forces with arms and ammunition. The Islamic State group has seized control of at ...

Filipino nurses feared kidnapped in Libya are safe

Mar 17, 2015

Filipino nurses feared kidnapped in Libya are safe

The Philippine government said Tuesday that four Filipino nurses reported to have been kidnapped from a Libyan hospital by militants from an Islamic State group affiliate were actually taken to a safe place by a friend and were not abducted. The Philippine Embassy in ...

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Feb 24, 2015

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadis murdered 21 Coptic Christians. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis released ...

1,000 Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya via Tunisia

Feb 24, 2015

1,000 Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya via Tunisia

At least 1,000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia since Friday, the Tunisian transport ministry said, following the murder of Coptic Christians by the Islamic State group. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis ...

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

Feb 21, 2015

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists’ aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town of Qubba, which is controlled ...