500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

World / Social Issues Sep 11, 2019

500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and the African Union. The deal comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya's detention centers, including beatings and other abuses, ...

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

World Sep 2, 2019

Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four

The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital was closed on Sunday after being struck by artillery fire overnight. There were conflicting reports on the number of injuries at Mitiga airport. A media officer for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said four people ...

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 ...

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 ...