Tripoli negotiator quits day before new Libya peace talks

2015-08-27 07:36

A senior negotiator from one of Libya's two parliaments has quit the United Nations-sponsored talks on forming a unity government, a day before a new round of negotiations.

Tunisia allows Libyan flights after 6-month shutdown

2015-08-18 15:27

Tunisia says it will open its airspace to flights to and from Libya as safety standards in its neighbour’s airports have improved.

ISIS executes 22 militants in Gaddafi’s hometown

2015-08-14 15:27

Militants aligned with the ISIS have executed at least 22 wounded members of a rival militia in the Libyan city of Sirte, the hometown of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan media reports.

Libya chaos deepens as PM says will resign

2015-08-12 13:40

The future of Libya’s internationally recognised government is uncertain after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said he would resign, as fraught peace talks were set to enter a second day.

Sudan summons Libya envoy for alleged Darfur rebel support

2015-08-12 07:20

Sudan has summoned the military attaché over accusations Libya’s internationally recognised government has sheltered Darfuri rebels on its territory, an army spokesperson says.

HRW condemns alleged abuse of Gaddafi son in Libya

2015-08-04 13:27

Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.

7 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS

2015-08-01 07:08

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed after Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials say.

Libya court sentences Gaddafi's son, 8 aides to death

2015-07-28 11:12

A Libyan court sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.

At least 40 dead in ethnic clashes in southern Libya

2015-07-22 16:13

At least 40 people have been killed in a week of ethnic clashes in southern Libya between rival gunmen from the Toubou and Tuareg minorities, a local official says.

Dozens killed in tribal clashes in biggest city in southern Libya

2015-07-21 17:00

Dozens have been killed in clashes between two tribes in the biggest city in southern Libya, officials say, as security vacuum grew in a remote corner of the oil producer.


Libya in tatters after bloody year of rival governments

2015-08-25 13:41

Torn apart by a year of fighting between two rival governments, Libya is now in tatters with hopes sparked by the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi having fizzled out.

ISIS 'brutally' quells rebellion in Libya's Sirte

2015-08-18 11:24

The ISIS has brutally quelled a rebellion in the Libyan city of Sirte by citizens who took up arms to try to push back the armed group, residents say.

Over 100 killed in Islamic State's Libya stronghold – report

2015-08-14 13:19

At least 106 people have been killed in three days of fighting between ISIS loyalists and local tribesmen in Libya's city of Sirte, a report says, citing an unnamed local official.

Libya PM resigns live on TV hours after peace talks restart

2015-08-12 08:54

The PM of Libya's internationally recognised government has announced his resignation in a surprise move live on television, hours after fraught peace talks between the country's rival factions restarted.

Car bomb kills at least 7 in Libya as ISIS presses offensive

2015-08-10 09:30

A car bomb has exploded in Derna in eastern Libya, killing at least seven people and wounding 19 others, medics and residents say, as Islamic State militants pressed an offensive to retake the port city.

Libya probes guards seemingly beating Gaddafi son

2015-08-04 05:23

Libyan state prosecutors are investigating unidentified guards purportedly shown in a video beating a son of Muammar Gaddafi in a Tripoli prison.

Four Indian teachers 'detained' in Libya

2015-07-31 12:27

Four Indian teachers working in Libya have been “detained” as they tried to travel home, New Delhi has said, sparking fears they are being held by the Islamic State group.

2 killed in new eastern government push in Benghazi

2015-07-24 10:48

Two Libyan soldiers have been killed and 10 wounded after eastern government forces made a new push against Islamist fighters in the embattled centre of Benghazi, medics say.

UN Libya envoy says team working for 4 hostages' freedom

2015-07-21 18:06

The UN special envoy for Libya says his team is trying to gather intelligence as part of efforts to free four Italian construction workers kidnapped there this week.

Rocket attack kills 4 in Libya's Benghazi - medics

2015-07-13 08:51

Four people have been killed and 15 wounded after a rocket hit a residential district in the eastern Libyan port city of Benghazi, medics say.

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