Libyan groups urged to close ranks against ISIS

2015-11-23 14:45

France’s defence minister has told rival armed groups in Libya they will be committing suicide unless they stop fighting each other and take on the ISIS group.

Outgoing UN Libya envoy urges factions to accept unity plan

2015-11-06 16:05

The outgoing UN envoy to Libya has urged the north African country’s rival factions to halt their attempts to obstruct a power-sharing plan intended to end a long-standing political crisis in the conflict torn country.

Libya helicopter death toll at 19

2015-10-29 11:25

Libya’s Islamist authorities say rescue workers have recovered five more bodies in the Mediterranean, raising the death toll from the downing of a helicopter carrying two senior government officials from 14 to 19.

4 years on, Gaddafi legacy still haunts Libya

2015-10-20 09:22

Four years after Muammar Gaddafi was killed in an uprising, the dictator’s legacy continues to haunt oil-rich Libya as it struggled to find its national identity.

Libya rivals urged to sign peace deal

2015-10-09 18:05

World leaders have urged Libya's warring parties to sign a proposed peace deal installing a national unity government.

Libyan officials don't agree on national unity government

2015-10-08 11:21

Libyan lawmakers have not yet reached agreement on a national unity go0vernment that is meant to stitch the oil-rich but chaotic north African country back together, a UN envoy says.

ISIS attacks forces guarding Libya oil port – official

2015-10-02 07:28

ISIS militants have attacked forces guarding one of Libya’s main oil ports with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official says.

Libya peace talks stall as deadline looms

2015-09-18 21:00

Libya’s UN-brokered peace talks have met with objections on both sides, making a much awaited deal of a unity government in the war-torn country unlikely before a deadline.

Europe must take responsibility for refugee crisis, which it created - Zuma

2015-09-15 18:30

European countries, which played a role in the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi and the resulting instability in Libya, have to accept responsibility for the humanitarian and refugee crisis they created, President Jacob Zuma says.

UN envoy sees 'moment of truth' in Libya talks

2015-09-11 11:27

The UN peace envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon, says the latest round of peace talks launched in Morocco could prove to be the “moment of truth”.


2 Serbia embassy employees abducted in Libya

2015-11-09 07:24

Two Serbian embassy employees, a man and a woman, have been abducted in Libya, the foreign ministry in Belgrade says.

German UN diplomat to take over Libya peace effort

2015-10-29 12:44

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon plans to appoint German diplomat Martin Kobler, who led the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to head a struggling peace effort in Libya.

Libya to allow Lockerbie pair to be quizzed – reports

2015-10-21 12:31

Libyan authorities will permit questioning of two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, British news reports say.

Tripoli confirms new Lockerbie suspects include Gaddafi spy chief

2015-10-16 18:24

Tripoli’s government has named the two new Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie bombing investigation as Abdullah al-Senussi, the former spy chief of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, and a second man, Mohammed Abu Ejaila.

UN announces plan for Libyan unity government

2015-10-09 11:53

The UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon has proposed a national unity government for the divided nations after months of negotiations.

German diplomat to become UN envoy to Libya

2015-10-02 10:56

A top German diplomat has been named to become the UN’s new special envoy for Libya, according to diplomats in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

2015-09-29 12:25

President Barack Obama says the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

Zuma is a hypocrite on Libya - Malema

2015-09-17 15:56

EFF leader Julius Malema has called President Jacob Zuma a hypocrite after statements he made about Libya and the migrant crisis in Europe.

ISIS says it executed Tunisian in Libya for spying

2015-09-15 16:15

The Libyan branch of the Islamic State group has released a video purportedly showing the execution of a Tunisian for spying on behalf of Libya's internationally recognised government.

UN launches new round of Libya peace talks

2015-09-04 08:23

The UN says a new round of talks aimed at ending more than a year of violence and political chaos in Libya has opened in Geneva.

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