Libya


UN envoy to Libya to visit Sudan for peace talks

2017-04-28 21:07

The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum for talks on the conflict in the North African country, the Sudanese foreign ministry has said.

ICC unveils arrest warrant for ex-Gaddafi security chief

2017-04-25 11:59

International judges has unsealed an arrest warrant for Libya's former security chief, accusing him of carrying out war crimes in 2011 to quash opposition to late dictator Moammar Gaddafi.

Migrants flee Libya as weather becomes warmer

2017-04-19 05:08

Aid groups say the recent spike in Mediterranean migrant rescues corresponds with improved weather conditions and the start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard patrols.

Calm seas, greedy smugglers: Italy saves over 6 000 migrants

2017-04-17 10:09

Profit-hungry smugglers are taking advantage of calm seas off Libya to launch unseaworthy boats, crowded with migrants, toward Italy.

UN chief warns that Libya risks return to conflict

2017-04-15 16:36

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli.

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

2017-04-14 13:33

At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesperson has said.

4 suspected people smugglers killed off Libya

2017-04-06 16:23

Four suspected migrant traffickers were killed in an exchange of fire with Libyan coastguards off the western town of Zawiya, says the navy.

AFP photographer freed in Libya, still under detention threat

2017-04-04 14:09

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma has been released after two days of detention, but his identity papers have been confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Bashir, Malawi

2017-03-31 06:38

SA is set to appear before the ICC over its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, and President Robert Mugabe has reportedly approved a hike in traffic fines.

146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med

2017-03-29 21:54

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, says the United Nations' refugee agency.

 

EU reviews Libyan naval equipment request

2017-04-28 07:52

The EU has said it is reviewing a Libyan request for naval equipment to help control migrant flows as doubts grow about the effectiveness of the plan.

Orphaned baby of Islamic State's caliphate trapped in prison

2017-04-21 14:24

Tunisian orphan of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate languishes in Libyan prison for over a year.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

2017-04-17 13:48

Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

3 000 migrants rescued off Libya coast Saturday: NGO

2017-04-16 13:56

The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3 000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO has said.

Frenzied rescues in Med save over 2 000 migrants

2017-04-14 21:11

Rescue vessels in the Mediterranean have worked flat out to rescue over 2 000 people from flimsy dinghies as exhausted saviours accused the EU of turning a blind eye to the crisis.

Protesters disrupt production at Libya oilfield

2017-04-11 11:59

Oil production at the Al-Sharara field in southwest Libya has been suspended after protesters shut off a pipeline, says a refinery source.

France raises concern over a journalist arrested in Libya

2017-04-05 06:05

The French Foreign ministry is monitoring with concern the situation of a journalist arrested in the Libyan city of Benghazi for having covered a concert bringing together women and men.

'Get them out of there' - MSF plea on Libya camps

2017-04-04 08:50

African migrants languishing in Libyan detention camps need to be "got out of there" as soon as possible, a senior aid official who has just visited some of them says..

AFP photographer held for 24 hours in eastern Libya

2017-03-30 12:56

AFP's photographer in the Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, has been released after a 24-hour detention by the security services over his coverage of a public concert.

Libyan premier calls for dialogue between rivals

2017-03-29 21:02

Libya's UN-backed prime minister has called for dialogue between political rivals to resolve crisis in the north African country.

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