Thousands flee Tripoli amid clashes

Fighting rages around Tripoli and an air strike closed its only functioning airport, as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar defies international calls to halt his advance on the capital.

Searching for ‘white gold’ in Libya

Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls “manna from heaven” — white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad.

France’s Djouhri arrives at court for extradition ruling

Franco-Algerian businessman Alexandre Djouhri arrives at court in London to face the ruling on whether he should be extradited to France. Djouhri was arrested in Britain as part of a probe into former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and is a key figure in the investigation into the alleged Libyan financing of Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign. IMAGES of Djouhri arriving

Today in History for January 31st

(31 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born. (Jan. 31)

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Austrian Chancellor receives Lybian Prime Minister in Vienna

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz receives Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Vienna. IMAGES of Kurz and al-Sarraj shaking hands and talking in reception room