Tensions mount between France and Turkey following NATO naval incident

For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The incident unfolded quickly in the eastern Mediterranean on June 10, when a French frigate under NATO command tried to inspect a Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship suspected of smuggling arms to Libya in violation of… Read More Tensions mount between France and Turkey following NATO naval incident

Five dead, twelve injured as shelling hit park in Libya

A grassy area used as a park in the Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by shelling on Sunday that left five people dead and 12 others wounded, an official and a medic said. The incident highlighted a continuing risk to civilians despite a relative lull in fighting around Tripoli since eastern-based forces staged partial withdrawals… Read More Five dead, twelve injured as shelling hit park in Libya

Thirty killed, several injured following attack on military academy in Libya

At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health ministry of the Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Sunday. Tripoli, controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing an offensive by military commander… Read More Thirty killed, several injured following attack on military academy in Libya

Three UN staff, two others dead following car bomb explosion in Libyan city of Benghazi

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.The attack came as the United Nations was brokering a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force launched a surprise attack in April,… Read More Three UN staff, two others dead following car bomb explosion in Libyan city of Benghazi

Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

Civilians flee their homes as fighting in Tripoli gets intense

Gunfire and blasts echoed through Libya’s capital on Friday as eastern forces fought troops of the internationally recognised government in southern Tripoli suburbs, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes. The Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar advanced on the coastal city a week ago in the latest conflict of a cycle of… Read More Civilians flee their homes as fighting in Tripoli gets intense