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Migrant crisis: Dozens drown in Mediterranean sinking

More than 40 people have drowned in the latest sinking of a migrant boat between Libya and Italy. The Italian navy rescued four people. Almost 10,000 migrants attempting to cross…

Libya migrants: UN urges more effort to save lives

The UN refugee agency says not enough is being done to save the lives of the rising number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. A UNHCR spokesman…

ISIS moves very deliberately in gaining from the chaos in Libya

Summary Kevin CaseyStacey Pollard| The Daily Star Early media coverage of the actions of ISIS in Libya has centered on the group’s swift seizure of territory and the expansion of…

Libya’s Thani says Turkey supplying weapons to rival

Summary Libya’s internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so “the Libyan…

In Minya, hundreds mourn local men slaughtered in Libya

In Al-Our village, families, mourners and officials attend funeral ceremony for 21 Copts decapitated by Islamic State militants Marina Barsoum , Monday 16 Feb 2015 Hundreds of grieving mourners in…

Egypt bombs ISIL targets in Libya after mass beheadings

Air strikes carried out hours after armed group released video showing the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. More…..http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/egypt-bombs-isil-targets-libya-mass-beheadings-150216063339037.html…

Copts held in Libya by people smugglers freed

Coptic Christian men whose relatives were abducted in Libya leave the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday. (AP) Agence France Presse Published — Tuesday 6 January 2015 Last update…

Two die after fighter jet bombs Greek tanker in Libya

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Two crewmen have died after a Greek-owned oil tanker was bombed by an unidentified military fighter jet while anchored in Libya, media reports said Monday. The Liberian-flagged…

Air raids hit militia-held Misrata

TRIPOLI: Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government carried out their first air strikes Sunday against militia-held third city Misrata, a spokesman said.’ Col. Ahmed Mesmari said the strikes were…

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Summary Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries’…

Libya turmoil: Benghazi hit by air strikes and clashes

Gunfire and air strikes have been reported in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias. The offensive is said to involve forces loyal to ex-general…

UN chief calls for peace in Libya during surprise visit

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process. On his first visit since…

British hostage David Bolam freed in Libya

British teacher David Bolam has been released after being held hostage by militants in Libya since May. The Foreign Office said Mr Bolam, who taught at the now-closed International School…

Another war to rearrange the ME

RAMZY BAROUD ARABNEWS.COM Published — Tuesday 16 September 2014 A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yezidi community in fact existed in…

Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya

Associated Press The Daily Star, Lebanon TRIPOLI, Libya: A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital. Abdel-Latif…

A political coming of age in the Gulf

Summary by Rami G. Khouri, The Daily Star, Lebanon The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction…

Libya crisis: US ‘caught off-guard’ by air strikes

BBC News: The US was “caught off guard” by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC. The attacks on militia positions around Tripoli…

Libya crisis: Tensions rise as Tripoli airport seized

BBC News: An armed militia alliance in Libya has captured Tripoli’s international airport after a battle lasting nearly a month. Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and other cities took over the…

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