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 agreement within reach, UN envoy says

2015-06-29 11:56

A peace agreement between Libya's two rival governments is within reach after talks in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat, the UN envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Tunisia says consular staff abducted in Libya freed

2015-06-19 13:11

Tunisian consular staff abducted in Libya a week ago have been freed, a spokesperson for the Tunisian foreign ministry says.

Libya: PM attackers 'linked to Tobruk tribal leaders'

2015-05-27 07:45

Gunmen who tried to assassinate Libya’s internationally recognised prime minister are funded by "corrupted political financiers" linked to powerful Tobruk tribal leaders, a spokesperson for thegovernment says.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

2015-05-18 15:01

Tunisia says it is negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Gaddafi's son Saadi appears in Libyan court on murder charges

2015-05-10 18:53

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi, who fled abroad during Libya's 2011 revolution and was extradited from Niger last year, has appeared in a Tripoli court on murder charges.

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.


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.

Clinton ally praised her Libya 'success'

2015-06-23 07:10

An unofficial adviser to Hillary Clinton when she was US secretary of state told her during the 2011 rebellion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that history had "vindicated" her and the "successful strategy" of the US.

Tunisia agrees to hand over Islamist leader to Libya

2015-06-18 14:44

Tunisia has agreed to hand over an imprisoned leading Islamist to Libya, Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche says, in a move that seems aimed at securing the release of Tunisians abducted in Tripoli.

Suicide car bomber kills 2 near Libya's Misrata – report

2015-05-21 14:48

A suicide bomber in a car has blown himself up at a checkpoint near Libya’s Misrata city, killing two guards, a report says, quoting military sources.

ICC wants probe of ISIS group in Libya

2015-05-13 06:27

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she is ready to investigate crimes committed by the Islamic State in Libya, where the United Nations is pushing for a peace deal.

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.

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