US anger over ISIS 'atrocity' against Christians in Libya

2015-04-20 09:50

The US has condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by ISIS purportedly showing their execution.

Once vibrant, Tripoli's Old City struggles to survive

2015-04-16 11:10

For more than 2 500 years, Tripoli's Old City has been the beating heart of this city. But with Libya a battleground between rival governments and Tripoli under the control of the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia, visitors are scarce.

Libya rival government chief rejects sacking

2015-04-01 13:25

The head of Libya’s rival government has rejected his sacking by the Tripoli-based parliament, suggesting he retains the support of powerful militia allies.

Libyan pro-govt warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

2015-03-24 09:33

Libyan pro-government forces say they targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides.

Car bomb in Libyan’s Misrata kills 1 – witnesses

2015-03-16 12:39

Witnesses say a car bomb has struck a base for a militia battling a Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State group, killing one person.

UN delays approval of Libya request for weapons

2015-03-10 08:58

At least seven UN Security Council members have delayed approval of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on ISIS militants, diplomats say.

Libyan official: ISIS militants attack oil field

2015-03-04 17:49

A Libyan official says ISIS militants have attacked troops guarding an oil field near the central coast, prompting a counterattack by the Islamist-backed government in Tripoli that involved airstrikes.

Libya to UN: Lift arms embargo to fight ISIS

2015-02-19 12:09

Libya’s foreign minister has demanded that the UN Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the ISIS as it establishes a presence in north Africa and move closer to Europe.

Egypt's Sisi urges UN mandate for Libya coalition

2015-02-17 12:41

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a UN resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in Libya after its jets bombed ISIS targets there.

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages

2015-01-27 13:59

Gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners, killings at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official says.


UN presses Libya peace talks under shadow of drowning

2015-04-16 18:05

Delegates from Libya’s rival parliaments have gathered in Morocco for what the UN mediators demanded be a “final” push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.

UN threatens Libya sanctions, urges negotiations

2015-04-14 09:38

The UN Security Council has pressed Libya’s warring factions to urgently form a unity government and threatened sanctions against those behind spiralling violence.

ISIS attack kills 5 militiamen in Libya's Sirte

2015-03-25 16:31

Militants with the ISIS group have killed five Islamist-backed militia fighters in an attack on a checkpoint in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a local official says.

In Libyan capital, hope survives on busy streets

2015-03-20 09:44

Armed convoys, checkpoints and sporadic exchanges of gunfire are still common in the Libyan capital, but residents are flocking back to the streets and surprisingly hopeful of a brighter future.

Foreigners seized by ISIS in Libya – Austria

2015-03-10 10:05

ISIS militants in Libya have seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfield, a spokesperson for the Austria foreign ministry says, citing "secure information".

Libya asks UN to approve arms contracts

2015-03-05 13:05

Libya has urged the UN Security Council to approve a request for military purchases as it struggles to combat Islamic State extremists and protect its oil fields.

Libyan govt loses grip as general expands power

2015-02-23 10:21

Libya’s economy minister Munir Ali Asr has outlined optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.

West stresses political solution in Libya

2015-02-18 17:05

Egypt has pushed for action against jihadists in Libya ahead of a UN Security Council meeting but faces reluctance from Western powers who stress the need for a political solution.

Heavy fighting as army tries to take Benghazi port

2015-02-06 10:20

Seven soldiers have been killed as clashes erupted in the centre of Libya's main eastern city Benghazi, with pro-government forces pushing to take the port district from Islamist militants.

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-01-26 15:22

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva as the country continued to sink into chaos.

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