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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed...

Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30. ...

Clashes in Libyan capital kill 9, close airport

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan officials say heavy clashes among rival militias in Tripoli left at least nine people dead and forced the capital's only functioning airport to shut down. ...

Libyan navy rescues 272 migrants from stranded boats

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's navy says it has rescued 272 migrants whose vessels were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea as they tried to reach southern Europe. A navy statement lat...

Libya says at least 25 migrants drowned after boat capsizes

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan navy spokesman says at least 25 migrants have drowned off the North African nation's coast while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. ...

Militants attack oil pipeline in eastern Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says militants have bombed a pipeline pumping crude oil to the port of Sidr. Col. Muftah Amgharief, from the security force guarding oil faci...

Libya's parliament appoints new central bank governor

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan legislator says the parliament based in the east has appointed a new governor for the central bank, which could heighten tensions with the U.N.-backed government in Tri...

Official: Mayor of Libyan city of Misrata killed by gunmen

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says gunmen abducted and killed the mayor of the coastal city of Misrata soon after his return from a visit to Turkey. Khaled Rofida, the spo...

Libya strongman Hifter signals he may run for president

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Eastern Libya's strongman has offered the strongest indication yet that he intends to run for president if elections are held next year, saying he would only answer to "the will...

Protesters block east-based Libyan parliament before session

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan lawmakers say dozens of protesters have blocked the gates of the parliament based in the country's east, preventing a crucial session. The house was to ...

Libya arrests IS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected Islamic State militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. ...

Thousands of Libyans march for new politician, others oppose

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Nearly 2,000 demonstrators have gathered in the Libyan capital in support of a Switzerland-based Libyan businessman who had called for a rally to reject the leadership of both ma...

Suspected IS suicide bomber hits Libya checkpoint, kills 2

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Two military officials say a suspected Islamic State militant drove his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint east of the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, killing two policemen. ...

Libya says boats carrying 700 migrants have been intercepted

BENGHAZI, LIBYA (AP) — Libya's navy says it has intercepted and brought to shore vessels carrying nearly 700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe over the past two days. ...