U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes
The Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold from a list of areas where special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths are waived.
U.S. Bombs ISIS Camps in Libya
The attack, carried out by B-2 bombers and armed reaper drones, was a parting shot from President Obama at the Islamic State.
Libyan’s Rendition Case Against Britain Can Proceed, Court Rules
The court’s decision overturned an earlier High Court ruling that said Abdel Hakim Belhaj could not sue the British government or a former foreign secretary.
‘Worst Annual Death Toll Ever’: Mediterranean Claims 5,000 Migrants
The number is one-third higher than in any other year, with 14 people, on average, drowning in the sea every day in 2016, the United Nations said.
Hijacking Ends Peacefully After Libyan Airliner Lands in Malta
Two men claiming to act on behalf of a pro-Qaddafi party and said to be seeking European visas surrendered after forcing an Afriqiyah Airways flight to change course.
Tunisian Captain in Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Jailed for 18 Years
Ali Malek Mohammed was convicted of causing the deaths of about 700 people. His fishing boat collided with a Portuguese freighter off Italy.
The World's Most Corrupt Countries
Transparency International, an anti-corruption watchdog, has compiled a list of the world’s most corrupt countries.
ISIS Remains Threat in Libya Despite Defeat in Surt, U.S. Officials Say
Officials say surviving fighters could go underground and exploit the economic and political vacuum, threatening not only the country but also its neighbors and possibly Europe.
Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory Over ISIS in Surt
The apparent end to the battle was another defeat for the Islamic State as its ambitions for a militant empire buckle on multiple fronts.
Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia
The administration’s move to stretch a 2001 war authorization will strengthen Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Somali militants, and has drawn objections from some experts.
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