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.

At least 6 500 migrants rescued off Libya: coastguard

2016-08-30 08:04

Around 6 500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

Final battle with ISIS for Sirte has started - Libya

2016-08-28 12:40

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government has pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold, a spokesperson says.

US deploys attack helicopters to strike ISIS in Libya

2016-08-24 11:49

The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists' Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defence official says.

Libya forces launch air ops to cut off ISIS jihadists

2016-08-21 10:04

Air force units of Libya's unity government have launched an operation to cut off potential escape routes for jihadists holed up in the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said.

23 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed

2016-08-12 14:25

Twenty-three Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned to their country, Egyptian state television reports.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from ISIS

2016-08-11 10:38

Libya's pro-government forces have seized a university campus as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

'No need for foreign troops on Libyan soil,' Sarraj says

2016-08-10 16:09

The head of Libya's Government of National Accord has said the country does not need foreign troops on the ground in the fight against ISIS.

Libyans bury decomposing bodies of migrants near Tripoli

2016-08-08 18:40

Residents of a Libyan town have buried the decomposing bodies of 21 migrants who had washed up on their beach after authorities failed to act, an NGO and medics say.

NOC wary of broken promises in oil ports deal

2016-08-03 17:00

Libya's National Oil Corporation remains wary that promises to reopen blockaded ports could be broken.

 

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.

18 pro-govt fighters killed, 120 wounded in Libya's Sirte

2016-08-29 07:02

Eighteen fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government have been killed and 120 others wounded in clashes with the Islamic State group in Sirte.

Libya seeks boosted US military backing

2016-08-25 21:26

Libya's unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Sirte, to step up its military assistance.

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

2016-08-22 22:41

Libya's internationally recognised parliament has voted no confidence in a UN-backed unity government, in a blow to efforts to end the country's political chaos.

ISIS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

2016-08-17 20:12

Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said.

Libya pro-government forces seize ISIS headquarters in Sirte

2016-08-11 14:16

Pro-government forces have captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya's Misrata pays price in fight against ISIS

2016-08-11 09:59

In the fight against the Islamic State group in Libya, few communities have paid as heavy a price as Misrata.

Libyan govt forces close in on ISIS jihadists

2016-08-09 11:13

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord have seized a new sector near the Islamic State group's command centre in Sirte.

Libyan forces prepare 'decisive' assault against ISIS

2016-08-07 16:36

Libya pro-government forces backed by US air strikes say they will soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from ISIS.

France mends fences with Tripoli govt over troops

2016-08-02 19:00

France has reaffirmed its "full support" for Libya's unity government, seeking to mend fences after the interim leader demanded an explanation for the presence of French troops in the east of the conflict-ridden country.

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