Libya


Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

2015-03-28 12:09

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

ISIS attack kills 5 militiamen in Libya's Sirte

2015-03-25 16:31

Militants with the ISIS group have killed five Islamist-backed militia fighters in an attack on a checkpoint in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a local official says.

UN envoy sets out plan for Libya unity government

2015-03-24 16:57

The United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon has set out proposals to end the conflict between Libya’s two rival governments.

Libya unity government may be announced

2015-03-23 19:56

The first names for a new Libyan unity government could emerge after progress in UN-mediated talks between its warring parties, UN special envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Libyan air strike kills 8 civilians near Tripoli

2015-03-23 16:35

Eight civilians have been killed in an airstrike near Tripoli, the US ambassador says, an attack that has been claimed by Libya’s official government.

Libya rivals fight for control of oil wealth

2015-03-22 11:39

The battle for Libya's oil wealth has taken on new dimensions as rival governments lay claim to the National Oil Company, further deepening divisions in the volatile North African nation.

Tunisian official: 2 gunmen trained in Libya before attack

2015-03-20 17:14

A top Tunisian official says two extremist gunmen who killed 21 people at a top museum in Tunis trained in neighbouring Libya before carrying out the deadly attack.

In Libyan capital, hope survives on busy streets

2015-03-20 09:44

Armed convoys, checkpoints and sporadic exchanges of gunfire are still common in the Libyan capital, but residents are flocking back to the streets and surprisingly hopeful of a brighter future.

Filipino nurses kidnapped from Sirte, Libya

2015-03-16 22:34

Four Filipino nurses have been kidnapped from a hospital in Sirte, Libya.

HRW: Proof of cluster bombs in Libya

2015-03-15 16:41

A Human Rights Watch report says there is evidence that cluster bombs were dropped on at least two locations in Libya.

 

Libyan activists attacked by all sides

2015-03-25 22:25

Activists speaking up against abuses in war-torn Libya face reprisals from all sides in the chaotic conflict, and are increasingly being threatened, attacked, abducted and killed.

ISIS releases Bangladeshi hostages in Libya oilfield attack

2015-03-25 08:13

Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by ISIS in an attack on a Libyan oilfield, have been released, the foreign ministry says.

Libyan pro-govt warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

2015-03-24 09:33

Libyan pro-government forces say they targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides.

Bid to control Libya oil wealth likely to fail

2015-03-23 18:37

Libya's plans to divert the country's oil export income away from Tripoli may fail, as government operates out of hotels since being driven out of the capital.

Libya 'unity' deal could be ready in 2 days - UN

2015-03-23 06:24

The UN's Libya envoy says documents to pave the way for a unity government for the ‘fragmented’ country have been delayed but could still be ready within two days.

Libya launches air strike on camp in Tripoli

2015-03-21 20:08

Libya's internationally recognised government has conducted air strikes on a military camp and tried to hit the airport in Tripoli, the capital controlled by a rival administration.

EU plans options for backing future Libya government

2015-03-20 13:15

European Union leaders are looking to back UN-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a mission to help provide security.

Filipino nurses in Libya safe, not kidnapped

2015-03-17 14:19

The Philippine government says that four Filipino nurses reported to have been kidnapped from a Libyan hospital by militants from an Islamic State group affiliate are in a safe place were not abducted.

Car bomb in Libyan’s Misrata kills 1 – witnesses

2015-03-16 12:39

Witnesses say a car bomb has struck a base for a militia battling a Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State group, killing one person.

ISIS claims responsibility for Libya blast

2015-03-12 19:07

The Islamic State group's affiliate in Libya has claimed responsibility for an explosion at a police station in the country's capital, Tripoli.

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