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