East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

2017-02-24 06:08

Authorities in control of eastern Libya have imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance.

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was 'serious mistake'

2017-02-18 19:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the US decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the UN political mission in Libya was "a serious mistake".

Sudan brings home baby of ISIS fighters slain in Libya

2017-02-07 08:04

Sudanese security agents have brought home a 4-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for the jihadist Islamic State group, a security official says.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Libya's neighbours demand national dialogue to end crisis

2017-01-21 18:00

Representatives of Libya's neighbours are warning rival factions in the north African nation against seeking to settle their differences through military force.

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists

2017-01-17 08:18

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar have retaken a district in Libya's Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source says.

HRW urges protection for Libya civilians

2016-12-25 20:00

Human Rights Watch has urged the Libyan government to protect civilians who were detained after fleeing former Islamic State group stronghold Sirte.

Scores of ISIS bodies found in former Libya bastion

2016-12-09 14:23

The bodies of scores of Islamic State group fighters have been retrieved from the former jihadist bastion of Sirte, which Libyan pro-government fighters seized this week, loyalist forces say.

Libya pro-government forces say seize Sirte from ISIS

2016-12-06 17:16

Libyan loyalist forces have seized full control of the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group, an official spokesperson says.

At least 8 killed in Libya clashes

2016-12-02 08:36

Rival militias have clashed in neighbourhoods across the Libyan capital of Tripoli, and the state agency Lana says at least eight militiamen have been killed.


Libya trial of Gaddafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

2017-02-21 20:06

A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report says.

2017 must be a year of decisions for chaotic Libya, UN says

2017-02-09 08:29

The UN envoy for Libya says 2017 must be "a year of decisions" for the politically fractured North African nation - first and foremost to get parliament's approval of the national unity government and form a strong army and national police force.

Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast

2017-02-06 08:19

More than 120 migrants, including women and children, have been rescued by Libyan coastguards off the coast of Tripoli after their boat ran into trouble.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Egypt working for Libya political solution, says FM

2017-01-21 16:01

Egypt is working for a political solution to fighting in neighbouring Libya, its foreign minister says, ahead of regional talks on the conflict.

Libya deputy PM quits, says he has 'failed'

2017-01-03 06:18

One of three deputy premiers in Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has resigned, saying he has failed in his mission.

Libya officially proclaims liberation of Sirte from ISIS

2016-12-19 06:10

Libya's unity government leader Fayez al-Sarraj has officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte, after the liberation from Islamic State group forces of what was the last significant territory they held in the country.

UN envoy recommends guard to protect Libya govt

2016-12-07 12:34

The UN envoy to Libya has called for the creation of a "presidential guard" to protect government bodies in the war-ravaged country, including the UN-backed government of national accord.

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

2016-12-02 15:02

Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years.

12 Haftar soldiers killed in Libya's Benghazi

2016-11-17 12:07

Twelve soldiers of armed forces led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar have been killed in two days of fighting with jihadists in Libya's second city of Benghazi, military sources say.

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