WATCH: Ex- Nato chief still calls Libya 'a model intervention'

2016-10-24 16:00

Five years after Muammar Gaddafi’s death, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former head of Nato still maintains that the air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi was a "model intervention".

US concerned about use of force in Libya's capital

2016-10-16 16:08

The United States says it is concerned about reports of the use of force to seize the offices of Libya's UN-backed National Accord government in the capital, Tripoli.

Dutch journalist killed as clashes rock Libya's Sirte

2016-10-03 08:25

A Dutch journalist has been killed by sniper fire while covering clashes in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, as unity government forces battled Islamic State group holdouts in the jihadist bastion.

Libya, Kenya surface in Clinton-Trump debate

2016-09-27 19:20

Kenya and Libya were both mentioned during the highly-anticipated US presidential debate between candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Libya's east-based parliament promotes powerful general

2016-09-15 21:00

Libya's internationally recognised parliament, which is based in the far east and effectively runs this part of the country, has promoted a powerful general.

Libya: US, European allies condemn Haftar oil offensive

2016-09-13 12:29

The US and its major European allies have condemned an offensive by faction commander Khalifa Haftar against a string of oil ports in eastern Libya.

Last chemical weapons stocks shipped out of Libya

2016-08-30 16:01

Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country on a Danish vessel, under a UN-backed plan to eliminate the arsenal, officials have said.

Trump says he made 'a lot of money' in deal with Gaddafi

2016-06-06 12:22

Donald Trump says he made "a lot of money" in a deal years ago with Muammar Gaddafi, despite suggesting at the time he had no idea the former Libyan dictator was involved in renting his suburban New York estate.

Son of Gadaffi briefly kidnapped in Lebanon

2015-12-12 09:35

A son of Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi has been briefly kidnapped in Lebanon by militants demanding information about the fate of a Shi'ite cleric who went missing in Libya decades ago.

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.


Rescue operations in Sirte as ISIS faces imminent defeat

2016-10-23 06:00

Libyan pro-government forces fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sirte freed 11 Eritrean female captives, a Turk and an Egyptian following a battle to recapture a part of the city held by the ISIS, while some of the Islamist group’s commanders and fighters escaped before the city was encircled, spokesperson for the forces Reda Issa says.

US hits ISIS positions in Libya as air war enters third month

2016-10-04 08:49

US military aircraft pounded Islamic State positions in the jihadists' former Libyan stronghold of Sirte over the weekend, as the US air campaign entered its third month, the Pentagon says.

Libyan forces kill 10 ISIS fighters fleeing Sirte

2016-10-02 17:46

Libyan pro-government forces have killed at least 10 Islamic State group jihadists as they attempted to flee their besieged stronghold of Sirte, the country's unity government says.

Libyan loyalist bid to retake oil ports fails

2016-09-19 07:46

A counter-attack by fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports has been repelled by forces from a rival administration.

Libya unity rivals seize final port in 'oil crescent': military

2016-09-14 07:15

Forces opposed to Libya's unity government have seized a fourth oil port, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country's "oil crescent", a military source says.

Libya pro-govt forces say attacking last ISIS bastion in Sirte

2016-09-03 22:00

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord say they have launched a new attack on diehards of the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte.

Libyan forces tighten noose on ISIS in Sirte

2016-08-30 13:20

Pro-government forces in Libya have cornered the Islamic State group in one neighbourhood of Sirte, after two days of deadly fighting for the jihadists' last stronghold in the country.

Obama calls Libya his 'worst mistake'

2016-04-11 19:52

Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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.

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