World Dec 14

Fighting rages near Libya’s capital in push by rebel army

Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in…

World Aug 27

Migrants are seen after being rescued by Libyan coast guard in Khoms, Libya August 27, 2019. Photo by Ayman Sahely/Reuters
UN says 40 migrants feared dead in capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from…

World Jul 06

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee. Most live in limbo, but recent tragedies have focused…

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