Libya asks UN to approve arms contracts

2015-03-05 13:05

Libya has urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields.

Libyan govt loses grip as general expands power

2015-02-23 10:21

Libya’s economy minister Munir Ali Asr has outlined optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.

West stresses political solution in Libya

2015-02-18 17:05

Egypt has pushed for action against jihadists in Libya ahead of a UN Security Council meeting but faces reluctance from Western powers who stress the need for a political solution.

Heavy fighting as army tries to take Benghazi port

2015-02-06 10:20

Seven soldiers have been killed as clashes erupted in the centre of Libya's main eastern city Benghazi, with pro-government forces pushing to take the port district from Islamist militants.

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-01-26 15:22

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militia

2015-01-06 10:29

Libya’s internationally recognised government has appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

UN postpones Libya peace talks again

2015-01-05 14:16

The UN has postponed peace talks between Libya’s warring factions which had been scheduled for this week without announcing a new date.

17 soldiers, 1 civilian, killed in southern Libya

2015-01-03 07:17

A Libyan army spokesperson says armed militants have shot and killed 17 soldiers and one civilian at a checkpoint.

Hawks mum on R2 trillion Libya assets in SA

2014-12-07 14:44

The Hawks have declined to comment on reports that an investigation into Libyan assets stored in South Africa is under way.

ISIS group gains toehold in Libya - experts

2014-11-26 14:12

With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say.


Libyan official: ISIS militants attack oil field

2015-03-04 17:49

A Libyan official says ISIS militants have attacked troops guarding an oil field near the central coast, prompting a counterattack by the Islamist-backed government in Tripoli that involved airstrikes.

Libya to UN: Lift arms embargo to fight ISIS

2015-02-19 12:09

Libya’s foreign minister has demanded that the UN Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the ISIS as it establishes a presence in north Africa and move closer to Europe.

Egypt's Sisi urges UN mandate for Libya coalition

2015-02-17 12:41

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a UN resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in Libya after its jets bombed ISIS targets there.

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages

2015-01-27 13:59

Gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners, killings at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official says.

Warning of jihadist threat, Libya PM pleads for help

2015-01-12 15:34

The head of Libya's recognised government has pleaded for more help from the international community, warning that the country could become a dangerous haven for jihadists on Europe's doorstep.

Libya parliament speaker says no to foreign military action

2015-01-06 09:00

The speaker of Libya’s internationally recognised parliament says his government is against any Western military intervention in his country.

2 dead as unknown aircraft bombs Greek tanker in Libyan port

2015-01-05 13:05

Greek authorities say an unidentified warplane has bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship in the eastern Libyan port of Darna, killing two crew members and injuring two more.

Libya unrest: Gaddafi’s ex-aide accuses West

2015-01-01 12:46

The West bears a portion of the blame for the ongoing unrest in Libya, where rival militia are locked in a heightened power struggle, according to a former close aide of the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end crisis

2014-12-03 21:06

The UN mission to Libya says it will call fresh talks between warring factions in an attempt to end months of violence and political deadlock in the country.

2 held in bombings near Libya-UN meeting

2014-11-10 18:42

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with twin car bombings in an eastern Libyan city where a UN envoy was meeting with the prime minister, a senior Libyan security official says.

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