Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

World Jan 19, 2020

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

Key players meet Sunday in Berlin to build on a fragile cease-fire for Libya and try to tackle foreign interference in a country mired in chaos since its 2011 NATO-backed uprising. Here are key elements behind the insecurity and political anarchy in the oil-rich North ...

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

World Jan 19, 2020

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias now vying for control. The country's internationally recognized unity government is based in Tripoli while eastern strongman Khalifa ...

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

World Jan 12, 2020

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a cease-fire in the western region, which includes the capital, Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce. Since April, Libyan National Army ...

More than 120 killed as Libya's rivals battle for Tripoli

World Apr 15, 2019

More than 120 killed as Libya's rivals battle for Tripoli

Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday. In clashes between Haftar's forces and those of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), both sides ...

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

World Apr 11, 2019

Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

Eastern forces and troops loyal to the Tripoli government battled on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled from the fighting. The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar held positions in the suburbs about 11 km ...