Libya rescues 420 migrants off its coast: navy

2017-03-21 07:08

Libya has in two days rescued 420 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a navy spokesperson says, but three were found dead and 30 reported missing.

Key forces battling for control in Libya

2017-03-17 10:00

Dozens of armed factions have battled for control of oil-rich Libya since the 2011 fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

2017-03-15 10:24

Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.

East Libya forces prepare to retake key oil ports

2017-03-07 08:34

Forces loyal to eastern Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar say they are preparing a large counter-offensive to retake key oil export terminals days after losing them to rival fighters.

Libya trial of Gaddafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

2017-02-21 20:06

A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report says.

2017 must be a year of decisions for chaotic Libya, UN says

2017-02-09 08:29

The UN envoy for Libya says 2017 must be "a year of decisions" for the politically fractured North African nation - first and foremost to get parliament's approval of the national unity government and form a strong army and national police force.

Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast

2017-02-06 08:19

More than 120 migrants, including women and children, have been rescued by Libyan coastguards off the coast of Tripoli after their boat ran into trouble.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Egypt working for Libya political solution, says FM

2017-01-21 16:01

Egypt is working for a political solution to fighting in neighbouring Libya, its foreign minister says, ahead of regional talks on the conflict.

Libya deputy PM quits, says he has 'failed'

2017-01-03 06:18

One of three deputy premiers in Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has resigned, saying he has failed in his mission.


Shooting in Libya's Tripoli during anti-militia demo

2017-03-18 13:30

Gunmen have opened fire in the Libyan capital as hundreds of people demonstrated against the presence of militias in Tripoli, where armed groups are key power brokers, witnesses say.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

2017-03-15 17:59

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government have overrun the headquarters of a rival militia as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source says.

Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

2017-03-12 10:00

The fight for Libya's Ras Lanuf refinery and nearby Sidr depot is threatening to spiral into open conflict between rival factions vying for power from east and west.

East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

2017-02-24 06:08

Authorities in control of eastern Libya have imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance.

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was 'serious mistake'

2017-02-18 19:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the US decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the UN political mission in Libya was "a serious mistake".

Sudan brings home baby of ISIS fighters slain in Libya

2017-02-07 08:04

Sudanese security agents have brought home a 4-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for the jihadist Islamic State group, a security official says.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Libya's neighbours demand national dialogue to end crisis

2017-01-21 18:00

Representatives of Libya's neighbours are warning rival factions in the north African nation against seeking to settle their differences through military force.

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists

2017-01-17 08:18

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar have retaken a district in Libya's Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source says.

HRW urges protection for Libya civilians

2016-12-25 20:00

Human Rights Watch has urged the Libyan government to protect civilians who were detained after fleeing former Islamic State group stronghold Sirte.

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