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Libya meeting rejects military intervention

Gathering in Madrid of ministers from Tobruk government and several nations comes as PM seeks approval for new cabinet.

Madrid conference seeks end to Libya crisis

Representatives from 16 nations, UN and Arab League participating in meeting against background of continued fighting.

Haftar's group claims Libya air raid

Aide of renegade general says their forces were behind the raid on ammunition depot controlled by rival fighters.

Dozens of migrants drown off Libya coast

CAIRO — The spokesman of Libya’s coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens. Qassim Ayoub told The Associated Press thatShow More Summary

Hundreds feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

Libyan navy officials say only 26 people have been rescued so far on vessel carrying up to 250 migrants.

Rights Group Says Militias Committed “War Crimes”

(CAIRO) — An international rights group on Monday accused warring militias in Libya of committing violations that amount to war crimes during a battle the past month for control over the capital’s airport. The five weeks of fighting over Tripoli’s airport, along with a parallel battle between militias in Libya’s second largest city Benghazi, drove…

Libya accuses Sudan of arming rebels

Libya has intercepted a Sudanese military plane loaded with ammunition in its airspace, and declared Sudan’s military attache persona non grata, amid growing accusations Khartoum was supporting Islamist rebels in the country. Libya’s...Show More Summary

Libya intercepts Sudan plane in its airspace

Government expels Sudan's military attache amid accusations Khartoum was flying weapons to Islamist rebels in Tripoli.

ISIS, Libya, NATO, and Preventing the Next 9/11

Those who call for immediate military action rarely have a long-term strategy. That is why America's march of folly from Iraq to Libya has been a recruiting tool for jihadist forces, including ISIS. As a member of Congress before and...Show More Summary

Missing Libyan planes raise Sept./11 terror fears

Eleven planes missing from a Libya airport are raising fears that militants who stole the jetliners could use them in terror attacks to mark the 9/11 anniversary. Intelligence agencies have warned the jets could be used in attacks in...Show More Summary

How Will Europe's New Foreign Policy Chief Cope With the "Ring of Instability"?

BERLIN -- Europe is surrounded by a ring of instability. With conflicts festering from Ukraine to Iraq to Libya, the perennially elusive question is what Europe stands for. How do its values, interests, and ambitions fit into an increasingly...Show More Summary


Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning […]

ISIS Releases Another Gruesome Beheading Video, Allegedly of US Journalist Steven Sotloff

The three-minute video allegedly shows the beheading of Steven Sotloff, whose work in hotspots across the Middle East has taken him to Bahrain, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Turkey.

Read Steven Sotloff’s Reporting for TIME

In 2012, the foreign correspondent contributed reporting to TIME from Libya and Turkey

Militia Says it ‘Secured’ US Compound in Libya

The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. Show More Summary

Sheikh It Up

The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.

Libya fighters say they downed enemy plane

Conflicting reports emerge over the crash of fighter jet belonging to militia forces of General Khalifa Haftar.

Egypt Has Regained the Palestinian Issue and Its Regional Leadership

Raghida Dergham The Egyptian-Saudi-Emirati roles overlap on many fast-developing issues, including Palestine, Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. This tripartite partnership constitutes an important strategic choice with many regional and international dimensions. Show More Summary

Libya government resigns to allow new cabinet

Government of Abdullah al-Thinni steps down amid fighting between rival militias in the capital, Tripoli.

Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn't American

Paul R. Pillar Libya Egypt UAE, Middle East Within the past week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. Show More Summary

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