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Stories with place: Libya
  • Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.

  • US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized.

  • Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:57 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry says at least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya.

  • UN envoy: IS attacks threaten Libya's oil installations 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:27 am

    CAIRO - The U.N. envoy to Libya says attacks by the Islamic State group are a serious threat to Libya's oil installations.

  • Italian official: No military intervention planned for Libya 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 1:34 pm

    ROME - An Italian senator says no military intervention is "on the agenda" for Libya.

  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • Merkel hints at further military effort in Libya after talks 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 1:47 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she, U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of France, Britain and Italy discussed ways of supporting the fragile unity government in Libya and the possibility of expanding military efforts to stop the smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean.

  • Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:33 pm

    LONDON - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.

  • CIA expands survivor benefit tied to overseas terror attacks 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 4:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.

  • US warns of links between Islamic State, Boko Haram story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 2:32 pm

    N'DJAMENA, Chad - At "Ground Zero" in Africa's counterterrorism fight, senior U.S. officials warned of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram and prodded Chad's ruling strongman to introduce reforms for the sake of long-term stability.

  • Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:39 am

    PARIS - President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday.

  • US sanctions head of Libya's Islamist-backed government 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 3:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on the head of Libya's Islamist-backed government in Tripoli, accusing him of threatening stability in Libya and undermining the new U.N.-brokered unity government.

  • EU nations seek ways to boost unity government in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 3:35 pm

    BRUSSELS - European Union nations are seeking out ways to boost the fledgling U.N.-backed national unity government in Libya and even consider moving their naval mission into territorial waters on request to stamp out illegal migration from the north African nation and save lives at sea.

  • Somali leaders give condolences on report of many drowned 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 2:27 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - The leaders of Somalia issued a joint condolence message to the nation Monday over an unconfirmed report that some migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a trip from Libya to Italy.

  • Regeni murder casts shadow on French President's Egypt visit 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 7:02 pm

    CAIRO - Hours after French President Francois Hollande landed in Egypt Sunday on a visit his hosts say will deepen "distinct and strong" ties, he and his Egyptian counterpart differed publicly over human rights and the extent to which they should be respected while fighting militants.

  • Libyan smuggling route grows 1 year after mass drownings story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-16 9:05 am

    When more than 800 people drowned last year on an overcrowded ship bound for Italy's southernmost isle of Lampedusa, the European Union deployed a round-the-clock flotilla that has saved thousands of lives on what remains one of the world's most perilous journeys.

  • The Latest: Putin: Russia considers trade for Ukraine pilot story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 9:57 am

    MOSCOW - The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's marathon call-in TV show (all times local):

  • Lawyer for 2 Americans detained in UAE says US can do more 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 5:36 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A defense attorney for two Libyan-Americans imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates said Monday the U.S. government can do more to ensure they receive greater medical attention and are released.

  • White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled.

  • Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am

    President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.

  • France is considering reopening an embassy in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 4:55 am

    PARIS - French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says France is considering reopening its embassy in Libya.

  • Key countries back unity government in stabilizing Libya 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 10:21 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Britain, France and Russia on Thursday backed the new U.N.-brokered unity government in Libya and called for international support for its efforts to reunite and stabilize the deeply divided country.

  • Senegal reassures public about ex-Guantanamo detainees 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 4:27 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal has agreed to take in two former detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for humanitarian reasons, the West African nation's justice minister said Tuesday, reassuring residents that the two Libyan men are not a threat.

  • Senegal takes in 2 Libyan prisoners from Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 2:04 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal has agreed to take in two Libyans who spent nearly 14 years in custody at the U.S. base in Cuba without charge, becoming the second country in West Africa to accept former detainees, officials said Monday.