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Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base.

BENGHAZI, Libya " A spokesman for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen.Col. Ahmed Mosmary says a brigade...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found: officials.

TRIPOLI - Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered, officials said.

- Reuters - US

Manchester Bombing Probe Focuses On Libya And ISIS' Presence There.

Steve Inskeep talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, the Cairo bureau chief for The Washington Post, about the links between the Manchester suicide bomber and Libya.

- NPR - US

Humanitarian Groups: Libya's Coast Guard Is Interfering With Migrant Rescues.

Rachel Martin talks to Marcela Kreey of Doctors Without Borders about the dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe this week. The Libyan Coast Guard is accused of robbing migrants.

- NPR - US

Heavy fighting between rival militias erupts in the Libyan capital.

Explosions and gunfire rocked the city in the latest sign of the instability plaguing the North African nation.

- Washington Post - US

UK authorities investigate Abedi's links to Islamic State in Libya.

British intelligence authorities are investigating links between Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester bomber, and radical Islamist groups in Libya, where his father and younger brother have been arrested.

- ABC News - AU

News24.com | Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base.

A spokesperson for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen

- News24.com - ZA

UK suicide bomber: a young man thirsting for revenge.

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom , Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children.Abedi was named by British authorities the day after he detonated a bomb packed with nuts and screws at ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court.

President Donald Trumps revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court has in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Trumps administration vowed to take the fight to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya.

First Lady Grace Mugabe is concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane slams Zuma, ANC over silence on Zambia's Hichilema treason trial.

- News24.com - ZA

Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack .

MANCHESTER, May 26 — Britain's politicians resume campaigning in earnest today with national security in the spotlight, as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack. Prime...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

In a 10-3 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican administration from cutting off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Manchester bomber called mom to say 'forgive me' hours before attack, official says

The suicide bomber in Manchester called his mother to ask for forgiveness hours before he carried out the attack at an Ariana Grande concert, an anti-terror investigator in Libya revealed Thursday.

- FOX News - US

Manchester bomber said to have told mom 'forgive me' before attack

Spokesman for the anti-terror force in Libya says Salman Abedi telephoned his mother hours before the deadly bombing

- CBS NEWS - US

Manchester's Libyans react to killer in their midst

UK city's Libyan community shaken after revelations Salman Abedi was behind suicide blast at concert that killed 22.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Libya becomes a key focus of the Manchester bombing probe

Investigators want to learn if Manchester bomber Salman Abedi received training or help from Islamic State operatives in the North African country but face major obstacles.

- Washington Post - US

UK hunts for bomber's network amid row over US leaks

Manchester, United Kingdom, May 23 - Britain hunted Thursday for a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing as US President Donald Trump threatened to prosecute anyone leaking details from the investigation to US media. London reacted furiously after sensitive details about the probe ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source has said.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack

Libya is working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved in the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, a senior Libyan official says.

- News24.com - ZA

For Manchester, as for Its Libyans, a Test of Faith

Monday night’s bombing was seen not just as an attack on a concert venue, but an attack on a city’s identity as a proudly multicultural capital.

- New York Times - US

Police Investigate Manchester Bombing Suspect's Connection To Libya

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Suliman Ali Zway about the suspected Manchester bomber's roots in Libya and the status of the Islamic State in that country.

- NPR - US

Arrest of Manchester attacker's brother in Tripoli confirms Libya's role as hub for Islamic State's external operations

EVENT On 24 May, in Tripoli members of the Rada Special Deterrence Force arrested the brother and father of Salman Abedi, identified by UK security services as the perpetrator of the 22 May Manchester suicide improvised explosive device attack, which killed 22 people and wounded 59, and was

- Jane’s - US

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Aid groups say 70 refugees jumped into Mediterranean waters to avoid being shot as speedboat interrupted rescue.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Manchester Bombing Suspect Salman Abedi Called Mom Before Attack: 'Forgive Me'

According to Libya's anti-terror force

- TIME Magazine - US

Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

The younger brother of a suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, at a pop concert in Manchester has been detained in Libya, a relative said on Wednesday. Hashem Abedi, born in 1997 in Britain, was arrested Tuesday evening in the city of Tripoli b Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

'Many Small Toddlers' Among 34 Migrants Drowned Off Libyan Coast

The bodies of at least 34 migrants, most of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean. "Many of the bodies are small toddlers," tweeted Chris Catrambrone of the non-profit group MOAS, which was helping in the rescue effort. Copyright @ 2017 The ...

- Albawaba - UK

Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack

Libya is working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved in the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, a senior Libyan official said Thursday

- The Daily Star - LB

Libyan security force: Brother of alleged Manchester bomber "was aware of all the details" of attack plans

CAIRO " Libyan security force: Brother of alleged Manchester bomber "was aware of all the details" of attack plans.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli

CAIRO " A Libyan security spokesman says the father of the Manchester bomber has been arrested in Tripoli.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Libya vows to help identify 'terrorist networks'

- Townhall.com - US

Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base

A spokesman for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country's south that had been under control of western militiamen.

- FOX News - US

Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

Ramadan Abedi was hunted by the regime of Muammar Gaddafi for his ties to the group.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya

The father and younger brother of the man who British police say bombed a concert in Manchester have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities say the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Spanish navy rescues 282 migrants from 2 boats off Libya

Spain's defense ministry says a navy frigate has rescued 282 migrants from two boats found adrift in waters off the Libyan coast.

- News24.com - ZA

Salman Abedi: young man thirsting for revenge

Manchester, United Kingdom, May 25 - Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. Abedi was named by British authorities the day after he detonated a bomb packed with nuts and ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Manchester attack suspect's father was once part of militant group: Security source

The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source said on Thursday.

- Zee News - IN

Libya says working closely with Britain over Manchester attack

Libya is working closely with Britain to identify possible "terrorist networks" involved in the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, a senior Libyan official said Thursday.

- Zee News - IN

Suspected Manchester bomber had 'desire for revenge'

TRIPOLI, May 25 — Suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city last year, a source close to his family said today. His friend, also of Libyan descent, died after...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack, official says

TRIPOLI, May 25 — Libya is working closely with Britain to identify possible terrorist networks' involved in the attack at a pop concert in Manchester, a senior Libyan official said today. We are working closely and intensively with...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Seventy refugees jump in Mediterranean out of fear of being shot as speedboat interrupts rescue, aid organisations say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Libya Insists On Keeping Oil Output Cut Exemption

Libya has insisted that it remains exempt from the oil output reduction deal that OPEC today decided to extend by another nine months, to March 2018. According to Libya's ambassador to Austria, who represented the country at the cartel's meeting, it is still producing less than half of its original production quota.' ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Concerns Grow About Libya Connection to Manchester Bombing

British counter-terror officers have been conducting raids and making arrests in the wake of the concert bombing earlier this week that killed 22 people, including children. The raids are reassuring on the one hand, showing the police are moving fast. But they are adding also to a sense of alarm among Manchester residents. ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump's Travel Ban for Libyan Immigrants Vindicated After Manchester Suicide Bombing

As the UK hunts down members and friends of a Libyan immigrant family after one of its British-born sons committed the worst terrorist atrocity on U.K. soil in 12 years, across the Atlantic the atrocity also highlights the dangers that made President Trump include Libya on the list of countries included in his much-maligned ...

- Breitbart - US

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi's father had ties with militant group, says Libya's Deterrence Force

The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was part of a Libyan militant group with ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source said. The post Manchester attack: Salman Abedi's father had ties with militant group, says Libya's Deterrence Force appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

TRIPOLI, May 25 — The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source said today. Abedi's father Ramadan was a member of the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi reportedly linked to former Ottawa extremist imam

Abdu Albasset Egwilla has been accused of inciting violence in Libya since returning there. In a video, he suggested, 'Jihad today is simple and easily accessible'

- National Post - CA

Investigators face challenges as Libya becomes a key focus of bombing probe

Investigators want to learn if Manchester bomber Salman Abedi received training or help from Islamic State operatives in Libya, but the probe faces major obstacles.

- Washington Post - US

Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

The suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber's younger brother, Hashem Abedi, and father, Ramadan Abedi, were arrested by Libyan counter-terrorism forces on Tuesday evening in the capital Tripoli. The bomb killed 22 people and injured 59.

- France24 - FR

Political chaos in Libya makes it a haven for radical terrorist groups

Salman Abedi's suicide bombing in Manchester on May 22 was immediately met with speculation that he may have been working with a jihadist group or network, perhaps even the Islamic State . Sources linked to IS soon took credit for the attack. It then transpired that Abedi had recently travelled to Libya, and his father and ...

- The Conversation - UK

UK authorities investigate Adebi's links to Islamic State in Libya

British intelligence authorities are investigating links between Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester bomber, and radical Islamist groups in Libya, where his father and younger brother have been arrested.

- ABC News - AU

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