Libya army chief calls for jihad

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Libyan army chief General Abdel-Razzaq al-Nazouri has called for "jihad" against "outlaws" amid clashes between Islamist militias and their rivals, including some army units.

Islamists' ammunitions sites get bombed in Libya

2014-09-04 19:31

Government forces and helicopters belonging to a Libyan renegade general have bombed ammunition sites of suspected Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libya chaos deepens

2014-09-01 15:41

Libya’s toothless outgoing government has admitted from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militia.

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

2014-08-26 17:47

The newly appointed UN envoy to Libya says he doesn’t believe foreign intervention of any kind can halt the north African country’s turmoil as political divisions and infighting push it deeper into chaos.

220 migrants die in 3 shipwrecks off Libya, Italy

2014-08-25 14:44

More than 220 migrants have been reported dead following three shipwrecks at the weekend off the coast of Libya and Italy.

Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

2014-08-23 12:00

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.

Heavy fighting erupts in Libya's Benghazi, 5 dead

2014-08-21 08:02

Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists have erupted in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city, killings at least five people, medical and military sources say.

Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Tripoli

2014-08-18 08:09

Unidentified war planes are flying over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions are being heard, residents say, adding the cause is unclear.

Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

2014-08-10 20:41

Heavy shelling has resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between factions battling for control of the city's airport.

Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

2014-08-05 11:42

Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

Libya weighs international help after deadly clashes

2014-07-15 08:31

Libya’s government says it is considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

2014-07-13 15:20

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights.

2 Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

2014-06-30 07:42

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya have returned to Tunisia on a military plane after being freed by their unknown captors.

Rights activist gunned down in Benghazi

2014-06-26 11:57

A human rights activist has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan town of Benghazi, hospital and security sources say.

Libyans vote in crucial election

2014-06-25 10:57

Libyans are voting in general elections seen as crucial for the future of a country hit by months of political chaos and growing unrest.

Suicide bomber hits rouge Libyan general's forces

2014-06-12 14:31

A suicide car bomber in Libya has targeted a checkpoint manned by troops loyal to a rogue general outside the eastern city of Benghazi, wounding three people, a security official says.

Libyan court rules against appointment of new PM

2014-06-09 11:04

A Libyan high court has ruled that the appointment by the Islamist-led parliament of Ahmed Maiteg as prime minister is unconstitutional.

Dismay in Tripoli as 'liberators' vie for power

2014-05-30 13:37

Residents of the Libyan capital complain the armed groups they hailed as liberators for toppling Muammar Gaddafi have become their oppressors.

US citizens urged to leave Libya

2014-05-28 09:21

The US has recommended that Americans leave Libya immediately and warned US citizens against any travel to the North African country.

Chinese engineer killed in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-21 15:10

A Chinese construction engineer has been killed by unidentified gunmen in Libya’s restive second city Benghazi, medical and security sources say.

Libya jihadists vow to defend Benghazi bastion

2014-05-20 15:18

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia has vowed to defend its stronghold in second city Benghazi against an expanding alliance of opposition forces.

Libya army orders Islamist-led militia to capital

2014-05-19 14:26

Libya’s army chief has ordered the deployment of Islamist-led militia to the capital Tripoli in response to the storming of parliament by forces loyal to renegade general.

Libyan rebels refuse to deal with new PM

2014-05-07 13:31

Libyan rebels occupying major oil ports in the east of the Opec producer say they would not deal with PM Ahmed Maiteeq, branding him "illegitimate".


Libyan assembly: Charter vote set for March

2014-09-11 12:40

Libya's state-news agency says that a referendum on the draft constitution will be held in March, a possible breakthrough for the country in conflict.

Libyan clashes kill 31

2014-09-02 12:57

Fierce clashes in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loya to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official says.

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

2014-09-01 12:40

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the US embassy and its residential compound, a commander says.

Troubled Libya faces duelling governments

2014-08-26 07:58

Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament has reconvened and voted to disband the country’s current interim government.

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militia threat

2014-08-25 14:01

Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militia that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Rockets fly into affluent Tripoli district

2014-08-19 19:53

Libyan militias have fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli, moving a battle with a rival faction closer to the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

At least 449 Filipinos evacuated from Libya

2014-08-14 16:15

A Philippine-chartered ship has evacuated 449 Filipinos and a small number of other foreigners from Libya, the foreign department says, due to the deteriorating security situation in the north African country.

Libya congress calls for UN-backed ceasefire

2014-08-07 11:26

Libya's house of representatives has called for an immediate ceasefire under UN supervision to end three weeks of clashes among rival factions that have killed more than 200 people.

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Clashes between Libyan army, Islamists kill 16

2014-07-22 07:46

Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, have been killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport

2014-07-18 17:07

Fighting between powerful militia battling for control of Tripoli’s airport has broken out again, just hours after they had agreed a truce, witnesses say.

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

2014-07-14 15:08

Libya has suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west, a day after deadly clashes closed the country’s main international airport in Tripoli.

Fraud: Libya scraps vote results in 24 polling stations

2014-07-07 07:50

Libya’s electoral commission has announced it is scrapping the results from 24 polling stations due to fraud in a parliamentary election contested at 1 600 stations in June.

Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi

2014-06-27 07:48

Libya’s new parliament is set to move to eastern port city of Benghazi to help implant state institutions in a region where law and order has largely collapsed, officials say.

Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya polls

2014-06-26 10:08

A deadly attack on troops, the killing of a rights activist and low turnout have marred a parliamentary election Libyan authorities hoped would end the political turmoil in that country.

Nabbed Libyan militant lived openly in Benghazi

2014-06-18 08:05

The militant suspected in the deadly 11 September 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi was not a difficult man to find as he lived openly and freely in the restive Libyan city, a report says.

5 Libyan cops injured in suicide bombing

2014-06-12 09:07

A car bomb has exploded at a police station in Libya’s second city Benghazi, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials say.

Libya: Toll in Benghazi clashes hits 16

2014-06-02 14:31

The death toll from fierce fighting between Islamists and a rogue Libyan general has risen to 16, triggering fears of an all-out war as hospitals urged citizens to donate blood.

Rival cabinets meet in Libya political chaos

2014-05-30 07:35

Libya's contested new cabinet has convened for the first time, defying the outgoing administration, which refuses to hand over power and held its own session.

Rocket attack wounds 20 in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-23 12:46

Twenty members of a single family have been wounded after a rocket slammed into their home near an army base in Libya’s second city Benghazi, sources say.

Libya to vote next month amid rising unrest

2014-05-21 09:08

Libya will hold elections next month to replace its disputed interim parliament, as authorities strive to contain a power struggle with armed ex-rebels and prevent a descent into civil war.

Renegade ex-general steps into Libya's militia fray

2014-05-20 14:14

Libya’s retired major general Khalifa Haftar is back centre-stage after groups of militias claiming loyalty to him attacked parliament in Tripoli on at the weekend.

Fierce clashes in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-16 18:19

Fierce clashes have erupted in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and forces led by a retired general seeking to purge it of “terrorists”, witnesses say.

New Libyan PM eyes 'crisis' government

2014-05-06 15:47

New PM Ahmed Maiteeq says he wants to engage all political forces in forming a "crisis government" in Libya and devolving some powers to regions in the oil-producing state.

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