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Sirte Violence Triggers Libya Request for Anti-IS Help

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting Tuesday at the request of Libya's internationally recognized government, which is under attack by Islamic State militants. The Tobruk-based government asked for help from regional allies late Saturday, including airstrikes. The request follows dozens of deaths last week in the coastal city of Sirte, where a group that included local residents attacked Islamic State fighters. The militants took over the city in June and have...

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