Battle for Tripoli becomes sandbox for outside powers

The grinding war of attrition for control of Tripoli is nearly a month old. It has already claimed the lives of at least 432 people and more than 2,000 have been wounded, according to the World Health Organization. Fifty-five thousand have been displaced, according to UN figures.

Dozens of migrants die off Libyan coast

More than 100 migrants died when their boat sank off the Libyan coast at the beginning of September, and the survivors are being detained in that country, according to the French charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).