Libya agreement within reach, UN envoy says

2015-06-29 11:56

A peace agreement between Libya's two rival governments is within reach after talks in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat, the UN envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Tunisia says consular staff abducted in Libya freed

2015-06-19 13:11

Tunisian consular staff abducted in Libya a week ago have been freed, a spokesperson for the Tunisian foreign ministry says.

Libya: PM attackers 'linked to Tobruk tribal leaders'

2015-05-27 07:45

Gunmen who tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally recognised prime minister are funded by "corrupted political financiers" linked to powerful Tobruk tribal leaders, a spokesperson for thegovernment says.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

2015-05-18 15:01

Tunisia says it is negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Gaddafi's son Saadi appears in Libyan court on murder charges

2015-05-10 18:53

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi, who fled abroad during Libya's 2011 revolution and was extradited from Niger last year, has appeared in a Tripoli court on murder charges.

UN presses Libya peace talks under shadow of drowning

2015-04-16 18:05

Delegates from Libya’s rival parliaments have gathered in Morocco for what the UN mediators demanded be a “final” push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.

UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations

2015-04-14 09:38

The UN Security Council has pressed Libya’s warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiralling violence.

ISIS attack kills 5 militiamen in Libya's Sirte

2015-03-25 16:31

Militants with the ISIS group have killed five Islamist-backed militia fighters in an attack on a checkpoint in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a local official says.

In Libyan capital, hope survives on busy streets

2015-03-20 09:44

Armed convoys, checkpoints and sporadic exchanges of gunfire are still common in the Libyan capital, but residents are flocking back to the streets and surprisingly hopeful of a brighter future.

Foreigners seized by ISIS in Libya – Austria

2015-03-10 10:05

ISIS militants in Libya have seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfield, a spokesperson for the Austria foreign ministry says, citing "secure information".


Clinton ally praised her Libya 'success'

2015-06-23 07:10

An unofficial adviser to Hillary Clinton when she was US secretary of state told her during the 2011 rebellion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that history had "vindicated" her and the "successful strategy" of the US.

Tunisia agrees to hand over Islamist leader to Libya

2015-06-18 14:44

Tunisia has agreed to hand over an imprisoned leading Islamist to Libya, Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche says, in a move that seems aimed at securing the release of Tunisians abducted in Tripoli.

Suicide car bomber kills 2 near Libya's Misrata – report

2015-05-21 14:48

A suicide bomber in a car has blown himself up at a checkpoint near Libya’s Misrata city, killing two guards, a report says, quoting military sources.

ICC wants probe of ISIS group in Libya

2015-05-13 06:27

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she is ready to investigate crimes committed by the Islamic State in Libya, where the United Nations is pushing for a peace deal.

US anger over ISIS 'atrocity' against Christians in Libya

2015-04-20 09:50

The US has condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by ISIS purportedly showing their execution.

Once vibrant, Tripoli's Old City struggles to survive

2015-04-16 11:10

For more than 2 500 years, Tripoli's Old City has been the beating heart of this city. But with Libya a battleground between rival governments and Tripoli under the control of the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia, visitors are scarce.

Libya rival government chief rejects sacking

2015-04-01 13:25

The head of Libya’s rival government has rejected his sacking by the Tripoli-based parliament, suggesting he retains the support of powerful militia allies.

Libyan pro-govt warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

2015-03-24 09:33

Libyan pro-government forces say they targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides.

Car bomb in Libyan’s Misrata kills 1 – witnesses

2015-03-16 12:39

Witnesses say a car bomb has struck a base for a militia battling a Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State group, killing one person.

UN delays approval of Libya request for weapons

2015-03-10 08:58

At least seven UN Security Council members have delayed approval of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on ISIS militants, diplomats say.

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