Pilot killed in Libya fighter jet crash

2017-03-29 17:47

A Libyan air force pilot was killed as his fighter jet crashed in the east of the country after carrying out strikes on a nearby jihadist stronghold, says a military source.

Russia urges 'national dialogue' at Libya PM meeting

2017-03-02 22:28

Russia's foreign minister has pushed an "inclusive national dialogue" in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow.

Libya govt secures ceasefire after Tripoli clashes

2017-02-25 19:30

A ceasefire went into force in the Libyan capital after two days of fighting between rival gunmen injured nine people and forced residents to cower indoors, says the government.

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

2017-02-16 18:22

Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency in place since a 2015 jihadist attack, says the president's office.

13 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed: army

2017-02-14 20:46

Egypt's army has announced the release of 13 Egyptians kidnapped in eastern Libya, which has been plagued by chaos and security problems since 2011.

Libya talks on new unity government gather pace: UN

2017-02-08 21:36

Talks on changes to Libya's unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, putting the north African country on a path to stability, the UN envoy has said.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 700 Europe-bound migrants

2017-01-30 17:02

The Libyan coastguard said on Monday it had intercepted around 700 Europe-bound migrants in territorial waters off Sabratha in the west of the North African country.

Emirati spy suspect killed in Libya detention

2017-01-25 19:44

An Emirati arrested in Libya's capital in 2015 on suspicion of espionage has been killed by a member of the intelligence services who was himself shot dead, Tripoli's state prosecutor has said..

Car bomb wounds 12 in Libya's Benghazi

2017-01-20 18:21

A car bomb exploded near a mosque in Libya's second city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister, say medical and security sources.

Libya electricity crisis keeps PM away from Davos

2017-01-19 20:59

Libya's unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj called off taking part in the World Economic Forum in Davos because of worsening power cuts at home, says his spokesperson.


Libya's eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli

2017-03-07 21:00

Libya's eastern parliament has voted to withdraw its support for a United Nations peace deal and Government of National Accord, stoking concerns that recent violence in the fractured country could escalate

Libya PM heading to Moscow to seek better ties

2017-02-27 21:23

The head of Libya's embattled unity government Fayez al-Sarraj will visit Moscow this week, says a government source, after a key rival sought to build ties with Russia.

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Hundreds flee Malian village after deadly clash

2017-02-15 21:57

Clashes have forced 600 people to flee their homes in central Mali as traditional herding communities battle with farmers over accusations of jihadist infiltration and land use in areas hit by climate change.

Army helicopter downed in fighting near Libyan oil field

2017-02-10 22:33

A military helicopter that was part of the eastern Libya army force commanded by strongman Khalifa Hifter was shot down and contact has been lost with the crew members, an army spokesperson has said

Wounded Libya fighters flown to Russia as Haftar ties grow

2017-02-02 17:12

Dozens of fighters commanded by a controversial Libyan military strongman were flown this week to Russia for medical treatment, a spokesman said Thursday, in the latest sign of Moscow's growing support for his forces.

Turkey re-opens embassy in Libyan capital

2017-01-30 15:30

Turkey's foreign ministry says it is re-opening its embassy in the Libyan capital which had closed over security concerns in 2014

Libya PM says will meet rival for talks in Cairo

2017-01-25 16:57

The head of Libya's unity government has said he would soon hold talks with a rival field marshal to try to halt his country's descent into chaos, Italian media has reported.

US stealth bombers kill more than 80 ISIS fighters in Libya

2017-01-20 14:26

More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said.

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

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