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Tripoli (Libya)

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  • Gunmen seize government ministries as Libya spirals further into chaos

    Armed militiamen have seized control of most Libyan government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the transitional government acknowledged early Monday, in the latest sign of a dramatic deterioration of Libya’s trappings of statehood. Energy-rich...
  • Libyan militants play in pool at abandoned U.S. diplomatic compound

    It was, by all appearances, a jihadists’ pool party — staged at an abandoned American diplomatic compound in the Libyan capital. In video footage posted online Sunday, a group of laughing, whooping men identified as members of an Islamist-...
  • U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords

    U.N. Security Council takes aim at Libyan warlords
    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday took the first step toward punishing Libyan warlords or militias for their role in the country's 3-year-old conflict. Amid worry that the chaos is drawing in other Arab nations, the council unanimously...
  • U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya

    U.S., Europe weigh sanctions, armed force for Libya
    The Obama administration and its European allies are weighing their options for greater involvement in Libya, including sanctions against warlords and an armed international force to help stabilize the North African country, diplomats said Tuesday. With...
  • Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials said the two Arab...
  • Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens

    Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos. The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western...
  • More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there are still more than 250 bodies trapped underwater," coastguard official...
  • Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own...
  • Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

    TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups...
  • Libyan forces loyal to renegade general claim Tripoli air strikes: officer

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar are responsible for air strikes in the capital Tripoli, one of his senior officers told Reuters on Monday. Tripoli residents reported jets flying over the city after...
  • Wrong-way driver in Route 22 crash charged with DUI, aggravated assault

    The Whitehall man who police say drove the wrong way with his lights off on Route 22 the night of July 26 and hit two other vehicles has been charged with aggravated assault while drunken driving. Joseph C. Hoch, 36, was driving his pickup truck east...