Libya committee votes in favour of constitutional draft

2017-07-31 16:28

A committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted in favour of a draft, paving the way for parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents.

News of Saif al-Islam’s release: regional politics fuels rumour mill in Libya

2017-07-03 17:01

The news of Saif al-Islam's release should be taken with a pinch of salt. During the past six years of warfare in Libya the fabrication of news has become common practice, writes Ilia Xypolia.

Libya: Breeding and training ground for jihadists

2017-05-26 10:01

Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

2017-05-10 06:12

Libya's foreign minister says a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

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 rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach

2017-07-05 08:30

A rocket has hit a beach in Tripoli, killing five people, including at least one child, and wounding 25 others, the Libyan health ministry says.

Libya: Once El Dorado, now hell for migrants

2017-06-15 10:04

Once an El Dorado for those seeking work and advancement, Libya has turned into the seventh circle of hell for migrants whose experiences range from exploitation verging on slavery to kidnapping and torture.

Libyan general's forces lose 17 in push to take Benghazi

2017-05-10 15:03

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan general say they have lost at least 17 fighters in their two-day push to clear central parts of Benghazi from Islamists and their allies.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

2017-05-09 08:39

The Internationals Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor says.

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.

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