French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

World Jul 15, 2019

French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says

France's admission that it owned sophisticated U.S.-made missiles found at a Libyan base seized from strongman Khalifa Hifter's forces indicates it backs his offensive to seize the capital, the interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government said. The Javelin anti-tank missiles were uncovered when government ...

Migrants detained in Libya, caught in crossfire, seek aid

World / Social Issues Jul 2, 2019

Migrants detained in Libya, caught in crossfire, seek aid

Eritrean migrants detained in western Libya said Monday they were caught in the crossfire between rival militias, as international agencies called for speeding up resettlement. They are among thousands of detained migrants, mostly apprehended by local forces funded by the European Union, who have suffered ...

Khalifa Hifter's forces push toward Tripoli's center

World May 28, 2019

Khalifa Hifter's forces push toward Tripoli's center

Heavy clashes have been slowly nearing the center of Libya's capital, Tripoli, as forces loyal to the military commander Khalifa Hifter battle to seize power, an official and residents said Monday. Hifter opened a military offensive on Tripoli in early April despite commitments to move ...

France seeks Libya cease-fire after Tripoli migrant center is struck

World May 9, 2019

France seeks Libya cease-fire after Tripoli migrant center is struck

France's President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight. With foreign powers aghast at the latest flare-up in a nation in chaos since the 2011 toppling of Moammar ...