Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

World Jan 13, 2020

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a cease-fire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey. The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a ...

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

World Dec 27, 2019

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in ...

Two killed in airstrike on shopping area near Tripoli

World Dec 27, 2019

Two killed in airstrike on shopping area near Tripoli

An airstrike Thursday on a shopping area during rush hour near Libya's capital killed at least two civilians and wounded 20 others, a local official said. The airstrike on the town of Zawiya, 45 km (30 miles) west of Tripoli, hit a pharmacy, a bakery ...

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Business Dec 26, 2019

Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government. The visit comes after Turkey signed an accord with Libya's internationally recognized government last month ...

Libya war leaves tens of thousands homeless in Tripoli

World / Social Issues Dec 26, 2019

Libya war leaves tens of thousands homeless in Tripoli

Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children's belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital's outskirts earlier this year. For months she moved her family between apartments as soaring rents in the crowded city exhausted her savings, eventually ...

World Dec 13, 2019

Libya's Khalifa Haftar announces 'decisive battle' for Tripoli

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a "decisive battle" for the capital Tripoli on Thursday, eight months after he launched an offensive to wrest it from the unity government. "Zero hour has come for the broad and total assault expected by every free and honest ...