Gen. Haftar refuses to work with Libya’s unity government

Gen. Haftar refuses to work with Libya’s unity government

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The commander of Libya’s military in the east said the unity government’s reliance on militias is “unthinkable” and he refuses to work with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Fayaz Sarraj arrived in Tripoli in late March to head up the unity government and is still trying to […]

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2016 Residents of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Libyan stronghold say they live in constant fear as the terror group routinely executes those who practice Christianity, beheads accused “spies” and flogs men for smoking or listening to music. “There are spies on every street,” a resident of Sirte […]

Libyan prime minister: West allowed country after ousting Gadhafi to descend into chaos

Libyan prime minister: West allowed country after ousting Gadhafi to descend into chaos

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 The West is largely responsible for the current chaotic situation in Libya, the prime minister of the country’s new unity government said. Fayez al-Sarraj said the West lost interest after longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi was ousted. Hillary Clinton, then-U.S. secretary of state, played a major role […]

U.S. won’t seek death penalty against Libyan charged in Benghazi attack

U.S. won’t seek death penalty against Libyan charged in Benghazi attack

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. prosecutors have announced they will not seek the death penalty against a Libyan terrorist charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, captured by U.S. special forces two years ago, is facing an 18-count indictment over the Sept. 11, 2012 killings at an American diplomatic and […]

Reconciled: Gadhafi’s henchmen join Gen. Haftar in fight against ISIL in Libya

Reconciled: Gadhafi’s henchmen join Gen. Haftar in fight against ISIL in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com Old enemies have formed a new alliance in an effort to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of Syria. Commanders who were loyal to longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi have teamed up with former foe and current Libyan military leader Gen. Khalifa Haftar in an attempt to surround ISIL’s […]

Libya militias scramble to halt ISIL advance on country’s third-largest city

Libya militias scramble to halt ISIL advance on country’s third-largest city

Special to WorldTribune.com All military brigades in Libya’s third-largest city were deployed to a key crossroads on May 6 after it was overrun by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists. ISIL advanced on the Abu Grein crossroads, 120 kilometers (74.5 miles) south of Misrata, in an assault in which a suicide bomber killed […]

Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

Special to WorldTribune.com Human traffickers killed 13 Egyptian migrants in Libya in a dispute over money, the United Nations said. The UN has called for an investigation into the incident in Bani Walid. A local official said on April 27 that a group of Egyptians had killed three Libyan human traffickers in the dispute and […]

500 on overcrowded boat from Libya said lost at sea

500 on overcrowded boat from Libya said lost at sea

Special to WorldTribune.com Two men who survived when an overcrowded boat sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy described the tragic events that led to the deaths of as many as 500 people. Muaz Mahmud Aymo, a 25-year-old Ethiopian, and Mowlid Isman, a 28-year-old Somali, said they had been on a boat of about […]

‘The decision was the president’s: Hillary Clinton blames Obama for Libya, Syria

‘The decision was the president’s: Hillary Clinton blames Obama for Libya, Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Although she heavily pressed a reluctant President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton said the president is ultimately at fault for the Libya fiasco. The former secretary of state and current Democratic candidate for president also threw Obama under the bus for failures in Syria that happened on her watch at the State Department. […]

Modern slavery: Silent scourge that reduces humans to commodities is a $150 billion business

Modern slavery: Silent scourge that reduces humans to commodities is a $150 billion business

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Calling for an end to “human trafficking and other forms of human slavery,” British Cardinal Vincent Nichols presented a stunning testimony against the “resurgence of slavery” where up to 21 million people are affected by the scourge. As Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Nichols has led […]

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