Libya


EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

2017-06-23 20:29

European Union leaders are pledging to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa from there for better lives in Europe continues to rise

HRW calls for surrender of Gaddafi's son to ICC

2017-06-15 21:58

Human Rights Watch has called on Libyan authorities to take "feasible steps" to facilitate the surrender of Seif al-Islam, son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, over to the International Criminal Court

Libya: Once El Dorado, now hell for migrants

2017-06-15 10:04

Once an El Dorado for those seeking work and advancement, Libya has turned into the seventh circle of hell for migrants whose experiences range from exploitation verging on slavery to kidnapping and torture.

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Gaddafi's son

2017-06-14 18:12

The International Criminal Court chief's prosecutor has called for the "immediate arrest and surrender" of Moammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam, who was reportedly set free by a militia in Libya.

African migrants: to Europe, whatever the risk

2017-06-13 19:14

Uche's real journey had yet to begin but he had already spent four days in the northern Nigerian city of Kano after travelling on public buses and potholed roads from Imo state in the southeast.

Gaddafi's son released after more than 5 years of detention

2017-06-11 14:01

The captors of Seif al-Islam, son and one-time heir apparent of Libya's late dictator Moammar Gaddafi, say they have released him after more than five years in detention

Manchester bomber's brother knew of plans: Libya

2017-06-08 22:00

Hashim, the brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, knew that Salman was planning something, says a Libyan counter-terrorism official.

UN launches $75m appeal for Libya

2017-05-31 13:46

The United Nations has launched a $75.5 million appeal to tackle a swelling humanitarian and migration crisis in Libya.

Russian ministers in Egypt discuss Libya and Syria conflicts

2017-05-29 20:32

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in Cairo, the foreign ministry there has said.

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as militants' haven

2017-05-28 15:57

The Libya connection in the Manchester concert bombing and to Friday's attack on Christians in Egypt has highlighted how militant Islamic groups have taken advantage of Libya's lawlessness to put down roots, recruit fighters and export jihad

 

More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

2017-06-18 07:32

The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesperson says.

Spanish NGO boat rescues 100 migrants close to Libyan coast

2017-06-15 20:57

A Spanish aid organisation is rescuing more than 100 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in packed boats from Libya.

IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants

2017-06-14 19:18

The International Organization for Migration says its team and Niger authorities have rescued more than 90 migrants abandoned in the hot Sahara Desert on their way to Libya

100 migrants rescued from desert in Niger

2017-06-14 16:28

Around 100 Libya-bound migrants, including women, have been rescued from the Sahara desert in Niger after being abandoned by their smugglers, says a security source.

'Freed' Gaddafi's son still wanted by Libya court: prosecutor

2017-06-12 20:07

Libyan authorities have said that Moammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam, reportedly set free by a militia at the weekend, was still wanted by a Tripoli court for a 2015 conviction.

Eight migrants die as boat sinks off Libya

2017-06-11 06:55

At least eight migrants drowned when their Europe-bound boat sank off Libya's coast and at least 100 people are missing, a coastguard official says.

At least 7 migrants found dead in abandoned refrigerator truck in Libya

2017-06-05 14:00

Seven migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been found dead in an abandoned refrigerator truck near the Libyan capital, a senior official in the fight against illegal immigration says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Malawi, Nigeria

2017-05-30 08:06

President Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwawo says he doesn't see anyone with potential to succeed his uncle, and Nigeria's ailing Buhari was glaringly absent as his deputy marked their two years in power.

Egypt's answer to latest attack reflects despair, resolve

2017-05-29 08:14

Egypt's response to the latest deadly attack against its sizable Christian minority - a wave of airstrikes against Islamic militant installations in eastern Libya - may be a sign of both despair and resolve.

Libya jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

2017-05-28 14:21

The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, has announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online .

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