| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported.
Both victims were believed to have been...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:49 AM
LONDON -- A British power engineer found shot to death in Libya this week was officially identified Saturday.
The British Foreign Office released a statement on behalf of his family identifying the victim as Mark De Salis. He had been working for the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:55 AM
CAIRO -- Five Egyptian diplomats in Libya have been freed following their abduction at the hands of a Libyan militia group, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said Monday, ending an episode that pointed up the weakness of Libya’s central government...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
MOSCOW — Russia evacuated its diplomatic community from Libya on Thursday following an attack on its embassy in Tripoli, and said it was relocating its Libyan mission to Tunisia until conditions were safe.
“On Oct. 3, all the employees of...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa.
In an unusual operation in Tripoli, the Libyan capital,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Al Qaeda terrorist suspect known as Abu Anas al Liby has the right to remain silent under U.S. law, but none of his American interrogators have told him that yet, U.S. officials say.
The 49-year-old Libyan was grabbed by U.S....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was seized by armed men and taken from a hotel in Tripoli, the capital, according to news reports early Thursday.
The Reuters news agency cited two Arab-language television stations, Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya, both...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:06 AM
CAIRO -- Libya slipped deeper into turmoil Thursday when gunmen staged a brief but brazen abduction of the country’s prime minister, storming into a luxury hotel in the capital, Tripoli, and seizing him. He was freed hours later, Libya’s...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:45 AM
BEIRUT -- The toll from a pair of explosions outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday has risen to at least 29 with hundreds wounded, authorities said.
The explosions appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.
The bloodshed marks a serious...