Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city of Sirte is captured

World Jan 7, 2020

Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city of Sirte is captured

Libya's east-based forces said they captured the strategic coastal city of Sirte on Monday from the U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli. The announcement comes amid a major offensive by the east-based forces to take Tripoli. The capital city is the seat of a rival Libyan government, ...

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

World Jan 5, 2020

Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said. Tripoli, which is under the control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing ...

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 ...