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Gadhafi Son's Sentence: Death

Moammar Gadhafi's son has been sentenced to death in absentia today by a Tripoli court that found him guilty of war crimes during Libya's 2011 uprising. Saif al-Islam is being held by a militia, from the town of Zintan, that has refused to turn him over to the government, reports...

Dozens of migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

UN says up to 40 migrants believed to have died after attempting to make it to Europe from Senegal, Mali and Benin.

4 Italians kidnapped in Libya

Foreign Ministry says construction workers were seized at industrial complex owned by Italian energy company Eni

2,700 Migrants Rescued from the Mediterranean in Single Day

2,700 migrants were rescued from 13 ships in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, in separate interceptions in the same area around 55km off the coast of Libya. The rescues were carried out by boats from the Italian coast guard, German navy...Show More Summary

The Right Leaders Are Libya's Best Hope for Stability

Most Libyan Political Parties Signed UN-Brokered Agreement On July 11th, Libyan dialogue participants initialed the Libyan Political Agreement at a ceremony in Skherat, Morocco. It has taken nine months of intensive negotiations andShow More Summary

Thousands rescued from stricken boats off Libya's coast

Nearly 3,000 saved by European authorities as flow of migrants across Mediterranean continues unabated.

Draft Libya peace deal signed

Deal stipulates transitional period to form a democratic state in Libya.

After terror attacks, Tunisia building barrier on Libya border

Move to keep out extremists comes after gunman opens fire on European sunbathers, killing dozens of tourists

The Need for Arab Initiatives to Resolve Regional Crises

Currently, there are two key opportunities led by the United Nations worth supporting because there are no alternatives, both in Libya and Yemen. The situation in these two countries, as well as in Syria, is heart wrenching, which requires urgent actions regardless of calculations about who wins and who loses, and who is right and who is wrong. Show More Summary

Tunisia says hotel attacker trained in Libya

Officials say Saif Rezgui, shot dead after killing 38 in beach resort, was in Libya at same time as Bardo museum gunmen.

Tunisia beach gunman trained with museum attackers, official says

Gunman who killed 38 tourists allegedly trained in Libya with men who carried out deadly Bardo museum attack in Tunis in March

Rival Libyan Factions Fail to Agree to Power Sharing Plan

Libya's rival factions turn down a United Nations peace plan even as they share a common enemy: Islamic State.

Italy rescues hundreds of migrants from smuggling boats

Italian, Irish and UK ships rescue more than 700 migrants from seven rubber dinghies in Mediterranean, north of Libya.

Tunisia to deploy hundreds of police inside hotels

Government also confirms it will stop all Tunisian men below the age of 35 from travelling to Libya after Sousse attack.

The Woman Who Told Libyans to "Fight Peacefully by Using Your Vote"

A year ago today, what many saw as Libya's last chance for a democratic future ended in the kind of tragedy and violence that has marked the country's recent history. Many thousands had been expected to vote in the general elections but fears over security saw more than three quarters of registered voters stay at home. Show More Summary

Twitter for diplomats: Libya incident illustrates trade-offs

Danielle Cave has argued that Australia could benefit from a less cautious approach to digital diplomacy. For example, the increasing informality of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's Twitter presence has led to new audiences. Would Buzzfeed...Show More Summary

Will Iraq Be Libya? Can the Shiite Militiamen Avoid Turning on Each Other?

Mustafa Habib | Baghdad | ( – – Iraq’s Shiite militias have been celebrated and criticised. Now, as differences in everything from weapons to leadership to loyalties become evident, tensions between the…

Pentagon: Iraq Strike Killed Benghazi Suspect

An ISIS operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a US airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon says. Ali Awni al-Harzi operated closely with ISIS-associated extremists "throughout North Africa and the Middle East," a Defense Department spokesman said...

Turmoil in the Middle East Seems Constant, and U.S. Military Intervention Only Makes It Worse

Recently, the U.S. government has been dealt setbacks in five of the seven developing, Islamic countries in which its military recently has attacked or invaded since 9/11--Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. In the other twoShow More Summary

Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi

A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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