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Crash of United Arab Emirates plane in Egypt not tied to joint strikes in Libya

Militants in truck mounted with anti-aircraft guns at Tripoli airport in August.   Hamza Turkia / Xinhua Press / Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has confirmed the crash of a military aircraft in Egypt. The UAE military said an unidentified aircraft crashed in Egypt and four crew members were killed. In a statement on […]

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U.S. exercises aim to prevent another Benghazi; more Marines deployed to regional embassies

U.S. Marines board an MV-22B Osprey at Moron Air Base, Spain in response to security concerns in northern Africa. / Alexander Hill / U.S. Marine Corps

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported military exercises to stop an Al Qaida attack in North Africa. Officials said the military and State Department conducted a series of drills to ensure rapid response to any Al Qaida […]

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Report: U.S. holds Al Qaida chief said to have played role in Benghazi attack

Abel Basset Azouz. / Milliyet

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The United States has reportedly gained custody of Al Qaida’s chief in Libya. A prominent Turkish newspaper reported that Abel Basset Azouz was arrested in northwestern Turkey in November 2014 as he tried to enter […]

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Rival Libyan governments fight to control border with Tunisia

Gen. Khalifa Haftar (4th from left) with Libyan army commanders in Benghazi on Dec. 3. / Stringer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Libya’s rival governments, backed by different states in the region have been fighting for control over the border with Tunisia. A government led by Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thini has ordered military strikes near the […]

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U.S. confirms presence of ISIL training camps in Libya

Social media post of ISIL training facility.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has acknowledged that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has established a presence in Libya. Officials said the U.S. military has determined that ISIL was operating in large parts of Libya. They […]

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Military training program for Libyans suspended after sexual assault charges

Bassingbourne Barracks in Cambridgeshire. / Scotsman.com

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Britain has halted a program to train Libya’s military. The British Defence Ministry said it suspended a Libyan military training program. The ministry said Britain would expel some 300 Libyan military cadets, who arrived in […]

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Tunis closes border to stop interference with elections

Tunisians line up to vote on Oct. 26.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Tunisia has closed its border to prevent Al Qaida from disrupting elections. The government said Tunisia closed its eastern border with Libya ahead of parliamentary elections on Oct. 26. In a statement, the government cited […]

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Islamic group claims Libyan city in name of ISIL in what may become trend

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A Libyan city has been captured in the name of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. An Islamic group said it seized the Libyan city of Darnah as part of the new caliphate of […]

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Libya threatens to ‘sever relations’ with Qatar over arms delivery to Islamist rebels

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Qatar has sent weapons to Islamist rebels in Libya. Officials said Qatar sent three military air transports to an airport near the Libyan capital of Tripoli. They said the weapons were unloaded by a major […]

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U.S. confirms Egypt, UAE carried out air strikes on Libyan militias

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.  /AFP/Paul J. Richards

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified the United Arab Emirates as being behind air strikes on Libya. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama determined that the UAE Air Force operated fighter-jets in attacks on […]

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