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Libyan rivals voice joint support for ceasefire, elections

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:17 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron says Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the military commander based in the remote east of the vast country, have shown 'historic courage' in talks outside Paris

Libyan rivals voice joint support for ceasefire, elections

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman in France

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:39 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman in France

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) The decision by Judge Derrick Watson is a victory for opponents of the ban, which the Trump administration says is necessary to keep out terrorists

Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:21 AM

(UPDATED) Hawaii has asked federal district Judge Derrick Watson to clarify the scope of the travel and refugee bans in the Pacific island state

U.S. 6-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban, arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many, Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize, this year it has been marked by violence

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters 'set up a checkpoint' for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

May 27, 2017 - 5:16 PM

'There's no point in praying and fasting when a neighbor goes hungry,' says a fast-food restaurant owner in Tripoli

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

10 held in Manchester attack probe

May 25, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Here are the details of the arrests so far

10 held in Manchester attack probe

Trump's travel ban faces new test

May 08, 2017 - 2:01 PM

A US appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration's controversial efforts to bar travelers from 6 Muslim-majority countries

Trump's travel ban faces new test

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and migrants

May 07, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano meets with Government of National Accord head Fayez al-Sarraj and Vice President Ahmad Meitig

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and migrants

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:55 PM

General Ayoub Kacem says the boat's hull was completely destroyed and the survivors, all men, were found clinging to a floating device

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya – Italy coastguard

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The rescue was undertaken in 22 separate operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya – Italy coastguard

International quartet backs Libya's unity government

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

The Cairo meeting by representatives of the United Nations, European Union, Arab League, and African Union comes a day after gunmen opened fire at demonstrators protesting against militias in Libya's capital

International quartet backs Libya's unity government

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Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | Evening wRap

Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:22 AM

(4th UPDATE) The court in Honolulu is the first to rule in a trio of legal challenges against the ban, which was set to go into effect March 16

Hawaii judge freezes Trump's revamped travel ban

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Can challengers succeed in overturning a measure that was deliberately crafted to remove the red flags raised by US courts over the first attempt? That may be more difficult.

Decried as Muslim ban, will Trump decree pass legal muster?

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:31 PM

(UPDATED) Legal permanent residents and current visa holders would be explicitly exempt from the order. Iraq would also no longer be on the list of countries affected.

Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

East Libya issues women travel ban over alleged spying

Feb 21, 2017 - 12:03 AM

'The decision to forbid travel for Libyan women under the age of 60 without a 'mahram' is not motivated by religion or politics. It's about Libya's national security,' General Abdelrazek al-Nadhouri says on Sunday, February 19.

East Libya issues women travel ban over alleged spying

U.S. judge deals severe legal blow to Trump travel ban

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:07 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The restraining order issued by Seattle US District Judge James Robart is valid nationwide pending a full review of a complaint filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson

U.S. judge deals severe legal blow to Trump travel ban

U.S. revokes 60,000 visas after Trump order

Feb 04, 2017 - 8:07 AM

'To put that number in context, we issued over 11 million immigrant and non-immigrant visas in fiscal year 2015,' says Will Cocks, spokesman for the US State Department's bureau of consular affairs

U.S. revokes 60,000 visas after Trump order

Trump downplays travel ban impact as fallout deepens

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:14 AM

(UPDATED) After a weekend of chaos at airports, mass protests and diplomatic outcries, criticism of Trump's proposal even came from his predecessor Barack Obama

Trump downplays travel ban impact as fallout deepens

Trump's first major test is U.S. travel ban uproar

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) The ban is criticized by allies, sparks confusion over its implementation and galvanizes Democrats looking for a lightning rod to beat Trump

Trump's first major test is U.S. travel ban uproar

Malacañang: We respect U.S. immigration ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Palace spokesperson: 'We respect the policy of the United States of America if they have prohibitions or they would be banning people from entering their country because that is their right'

Malacañang: We respect U.S. immigration ban

Muslim world shocked, outraged at U.S. visa ban

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Families split, a father unable to reach his son's wedding and officials warning of a 'gift to extremists' – the visa ban triggers shock and confusion among those affected

Muslim world shocked, outraged at U.S. visa ban

Trump originally asked for 'Muslim ban' says Giuliani

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'Show me the right way to do it legally,' ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says Trump told him

Trump originally asked for 'Muslim ban' says Giuliani

Trump immigration ban loses first legal battle

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

(UPDATED) A federal judge blocks part of President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and other travelers stuck at US airports

Trump immigration ban loses first legal battle

Trump vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Jan 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The conversations gives the US president an early opportunity to explain new policies that have baffled and unnerved much of the rest of the world – particularly his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and those of travelers from 7 Muslim-majority nations

Trump vows better Russia ties, reassures NATO allies

Muslims barred from flights to U.S., as others detained

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:38 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump's order to ban entry into the US travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen sparks widespread international criticism and personal heartache

Muslims barred from flights to U.S., as others detained

Pivots: The world in 2016

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Here is a look at some of the biggest stories from the past year

Pivots: The world in 2016

Alleged hijackers of Libyan plane appear in Malta court

Dec 26, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Moussa Saha and Ali Ahmed Saleh plead not guilty in Valletta's law courts to a string of offenses including hijacking a plane and threatening passengers

Alleged hijackers of Libyan plane appear in Malta court

Hijackers of Libyan plane surrender in Malta

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:59 PM

(5th UPDATE) Libyan Foreign Minister Taher Siala says the two hijackers are supporters of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi and are requesting political asylum in Malta

Hijackers of Libyan plane surrender in Malta

No end in sight to migrant carnage in Mediterranean

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Departures from Libya are continuing unabated despite worsening weather in the Mediterranean, with over 3,200 people rescued from crowded and unseaworthy dinghies since November 12

No end in sight to migrant carnage in Mediterranean

100 feared dead in Mediterranean after migrant boat capsize

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean came the day after another incident in which it is feared dozens may have drowned after the sinking of another dinghy

100 feared dead in Mediterranean after migrant boat capsize

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800 – UN

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The most dangerous route is between Libya and Italy, where the UN has recorded one death for every 47 arrivals this year

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800 – UN

25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat horror

Oct 26, 2016 - 9:31 PM

(UPDATED) The find adds to the grim evidence of the hazards of crossing the Mediterranean – a journey that the UN said Wednesday has claimed more than 3,800 lives so far this year, a record

25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat horror

New deaths put Italy on track for somber migrant records

Oct 25, 2016 - 9:03 AM

The interior ministry, which only counts those who have been registered, said the latest arrivals lifted to more than 153,000 the total number of asylum-seekers and economic migrants who have arrived in Italy since the start of this year

New deaths put Italy on track for somber migrant records

Chaos-ridden Libya's economy on the brink, say experts

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Political stalemate and the conflict rocking Libya are preventing the North African country from taking advantage of its vast oil resources and pushing the economy towards collapse

Chaos-ridden Libya's economy on the brink, say experts

Blow to Libya unity government as rival seizes offices

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The head of the former Government of National Salvation proclaims its reinstatement from the offices of a key consultative body of the Government of National Accord

Blow to Libya unity government as rival seizes offices

At least 32 migrants dead off Libya – Italy coast guard

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:44 PM

The latest people to be rescued adds to a total of some 132,000 migrants who have landed at Italy's southern ports so far this year

At least 32 migrants dead off Libya – Italy coast guard

First oil export in two years leaves key Libyan port

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Oil is war-ravaged Libya's key asset, and rival administrations have been vying for control of territory and oil resources since the 2011 uprising that overthrew dictator Moammar Gaddafi

First oil export in two years leaves key Libyan port

Libya forces seize oil terminals in blow to unity gov't

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:55 AM

'Unless there is a very quick mediation, this could lead to conflict and a final blow to Libya's oil industry,' says expert Mattia Toaldo

Libya forces seize oil terminals in blow to unity gov't

3 dead, Italy migrant rescues hit 12,500 in 4 days

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Despite the surge in numbers this week, migrant arrivals in Italy are running slightly below last year's levels

3 dead, Italy migrant rescues hit 12,500 in 4 days

3,000 migrants saved off Libya a day after record rescue

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:08 AM

The total number of arrivals in Italy this year now stands at 112,500, according to the UN's refugee agency and the coastguard

3,000 migrants saved off Libya a day after record rescue

Libyan forces push into last ISIS-held areas of Sirte

Aug 28, 2016 - 11:55 PM

About 1,000 pro-GNA fighters are taking part in the battle for Sirte, says spokesman Reda Issa

Libyan forces push into last ISIS-held areas of Sirte

2.4 million in Libya need aid, UN says on World Humanitarian Day

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:15 AM

'They lack medicines, vaccinations and suffer from poor hospitalization services. Almost 300,000 children are out of schools and almost 350,000 Libyans are displaced within the country'

2.4 million in Libya need aid, UN says on World Humanitarian Day

Anti-ISIS forces retake downtown area in Libya's Sirte

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:14 PM

The advance comes a day after loyalists cleared and demined areas of the city captured in earlier clashes

Anti-ISIS forces retake downtown area in Libya's Sirte

US launches first anti-ISIS air raids in Libya's Sirte

Aug 02, 2016 - 6:40 AM

'The first American air strikes on precise positions of the Daesh (ISIS) organization were carried out today, causing heavy losses... in Sirte,' prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj says

US launches first anti-ISIS air raids in Libya's Sirte

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:11 AM

General Khalifa Haftar's troops has retaken the al-Gwarcha district of Benghazi, which has been marred by unrest since his fighters launched a campaign to drive extremists out of the city earlier this year

Libya forces 'retake' Benghazi district from jihadists

No Clinton bombshell in Benghazi report by Republicans

Jun 28, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The Republican report provides evidence that many within the administration knew early on that it had in fact been a planned 'terrorist attack,' even as others were painting it as an isolated response to a specific provocation

No Clinton bombshell in Benghazi report by Republicans