North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya
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North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya’s rival political factions and stem the country’s chaos, diplomats said Monday. The summit was announced in Tunis after a new round of diplomatic efforts for Libya, where two rival administrations … Continue reading

President Moore issues statement on travel ban
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President Moore issues statement on travel ban

February 20, 2017 To the University Community: The White House issued a Presidential Executive Order (“Executive Order”) on January 27, 2017, which impacts members of the Norfolk State University Community.  The Executive Order suspends the “entry into the United States” for 90 days (and possibly longer) to nationals from seven countries:  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, … Continue reading

Germany deplores migrant camp abuse in Libya
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Germany deplores migrant camp abuse in Libya

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migrant influx (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Germany says the human rights situation in Libya is “catastrophic,” with migrants heading for Europe bearing the brunt of abuse. A report Sunday by German weekly Welt am Sonntag quoted an internal Foreign Ministry memo describing how migrants face torture and … Continue reading

Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government
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Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with “high-level military experience.” In a series of written responses to questions from The Associated Press this week, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter said … Continue reading

Renzi praises Russian role in Libya
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Renzi praises Russian role in Libya

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest from the Russian Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has praised Russia for helping to resolve conflict in Libya. Speaking Friday, June 17,  after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Renzi expressed … Continue reading

IS militants retreat from Libya bastion as militias advance
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IS militants retreat from Libya bastion as militias advance

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants were retreating Thursday, June 9,  from their main bastion in Libya, as militiamen allied to a U.N.-brokered government pushed into the central city of Sirte, officials said. Some militants reportedly shaved off their beards to escape while the pro-government fighters, mostly from the western Libyan city of Misrata, … Continue reading

Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte
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Rights group documents IS atrocities in Libyan city of Sirte

CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Wednesday, May 18, released a report documenting atrocities by Libya’s Islamic State affiliate — including instances of “crucifixions” and shooting a man to death for “cursing God” — in the coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants. Human Rights Watch recounts “scenes of horror” that … Continue reading

Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya
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Obama, EU leaders to meet over IS group, migration and Libya

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with French, British, Italian and German leaders in Hannover next week for discussions expected to touch on Syria, Libya, the Islamic State group and migration, European officials said Wednesday. Obama, French leader Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and Italy’s Matteo Renzi will attend … Continue reading

Libya’s Tripoli-based government says will ‘cease duties’
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Libya’s Tripoli-based government says will ‘cease duties’

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival governments resigned on Tuesday, a step that helps efforts by a new, U.N.-brokered unity government to assert itself in the capitol, Tripoli, despite opposition from some local militias. In a statement, the Tripoli-based National Salvation Government said it would “cease duties” as executive authority, and therefore absolve … Continue reading

Libya’s UN-sponsored government says ready to take power
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Libya’s UN-sponsored government says ready to take power

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libya’s U.N.-sponsored unity government was gearing up to assume power on Sunday March 12, although major concerns remained over its chances of successfully setting up shop in Tripoli, where some of its security officials were briefly detained and several militias have openly threatened it. In a statement late Saturday, the Government … Continue reading

Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate
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Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio refused to criticize his rival Jeb Bush during a flurry of television interviews Thursday following a strong performance in the third GOP debate. Rubio instead tried to focus attention on his criticisms of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a testy exchange that was a debate highlight, Rubio seemed … Continue reading

Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now
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Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Benghazi committee said Friday, October 23, they are staying — for now — on the Republican-led panel, despite calling it a “fishing expedition to derail” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. At the same time, they called on House Speaker John Boehner to immediately shut down what they … Continue reading

Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her
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Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton took a celebratory lap around Washington on Friday, October 23, reveling in signs Democrats are coalescing around her White House candidacy after an 11-hour grilling by House Republicans. Joking about her “long day,” Clinton told female supporters gathered for a party breakfast address that she tried to “rise above … Continue reading

Hollywood Benghazi film sparking controversy inside Libya
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Hollywood Benghazi film sparking controversy inside Libya

  BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Even before the film’s release, Hollywood director Michael Bay’s new action movie is stirring controversy among government officials and residents of Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The film, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” depicts the events of the … Continue reading

Libya says Parliament will go past deadline
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Libya says Parliament will go past deadline

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leader of Libya’s parliament says the elected House of Representatives will continue talks past the Oct. 20 deadline for its mandate to expire if a peace deal with the divided country’s rival government isn’t reached by then. Ageila Saleh, who represents the internationally recognized government in the oil-rich but chaotic … Continue reading

200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya’s coast
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200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya’s coast

ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe. An Associated Press photographer at the scene saw workers removing bodies from the water, and pulling a … Continue reading