Libya


Fears of carnage as Tripoli fire rages

2014-07-28 17:51

A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli is out of control sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

2014-07-28 12:38

The Libyan government is appealing for 'international help' after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.

UK embassy convoy hit by gunfire in Libya

2014-07-27 19:42

A British embassy convoy has been hit by gunfire during an attempted hijacking outside the capital Tripoli on the way to the Tunisian border.

US evacuates Libyan embassy

2014-07-26 16:28

The US has ordered the evacuation of its embassy in Libya due to a "very real risk" to personnel, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Filipino worker beheaded in Libya

2014-07-21 15:33

The Philippines says a Filipino construction worker been kidnapped by militiamen in Libya has been beheaded by his captors.

Libya militias locked in battle for airport

2014-07-20 18:06

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility.

15 Egyptian soldiers killed in checkpoint attack

2014-07-19 20:38

Gunmen firing rocket-propelled grenades have attacked an Egyptian checkpoint, killing at least 15 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

'Ceasefire reached to end Libyan airport battle'

2014-07-18 11:40

A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country’s biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesperson says.

Libya air controllers protest against airport shelling

2014-07-17 07:41

Air controllers in western Libya have gone on strike to protest against the shelling of Tripoli’s main airport, halting flights in much of the oil producing country, an official says.

Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

2014-07-16 06:03

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world.

Militia shells Tripoli airport, destroying planes

2014-07-15 07:29

A Libyan militia has shelled Tripoli airport, destroying 90% of planes parked there, as heavy fighting between armed groups prompted the UN to pull its staff out of the country.

UN evacuates Libya staff

2014-07-14 19:26

The United Nations has announced it is evacuating its remaining staff from Libya because of a deteriorating security situation.

Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

2014-07-13 15:20

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights.

US officers: No 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

2014-07-11 09:43

Military officers have testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the US ambassador who was killed in Benghazi, Libya.

Fraud: Libya scraps vote results in 24 polling stations

2014-07-07 07:50

Libya’s electoral commission has announced it is scrapping the results from 24 polling stations due to fraud in a parliamentary election contested at 1 600 stations in June.

Libya to restart oil exports

2014-07-06 16:15

Libya has lifted force majeure from the eastern Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports, paving the way for exports to resume.

Agreement ends Libya’s oil standoff

2014-07-03 09:18

Libya's acting PM says government has reached a deal with rebels and has reassumed control of the country’s two eastern oil terminals, a report says.

Govt: Libyan militant motivated by extremism

2014-07-02 09:23

The Libyan militant now in US custody over the Benghazi attacks in 2012 was motivated by his extremist ideology, the government says.

Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

2014-06-30 10:11

The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill.

Libya needs 2 weeks to count votes

2014-06-29 09:36

Libya will need around two weeks to count the votes of its parliamentary election and publish final results, the elections commission says.

Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi

2014-06-27 07:48

Libya’s new parliament is set to move to eastern port city of Benghazi to help implant state institutions in a region where law and order has largely collapsed, officials say.

Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya polls

2014-06-26 10:08

A deadly attack on troops, the killing of a rights activist and low turnout have marred a parliamentary election Libyan authorities hoped would end the political turmoil in that country.

Turkey evacuates hundreds from Libya

2014-06-25 06:31

Turkey is evacuating hundreds of citizens from Libya after a threat from a renegade general fighting Islamists in the east.

Gunmen attack Benghazi port

2014-06-21 22:33

Gunmen have attacked the port of the restive eastern city of Benghazi, firing wildly with small arms into the area for hours.

 

Tanker fire near Libya airport out of control

2014-07-28 16:04

The huge fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias resumed, a spokesperson said.

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

2014-07-28 11:15

Egypt and several Western states have urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead.

Libya army, Islamists clash in Benghazi

2014-07-27 15:34

Almost 40 people, mostly soldiers, have been killed in 24 hours of fierce fighting between the Libyan army and Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 9

2014-07-24 12:55

At least 9 people were killed and 19 wounded,in Benghazi after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the eastern Libyan city.

Clashes between Libyan army, Islamists kill 16

2014-07-22 07:46

Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, have been killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

Islamists resume assault on Libya airport

2014-07-20 10:00

Islamist militia have resumed their assault on Libya's main international airport two days after an abortive truce with the rival former rebels that control it.

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport

2014-07-18 17:07

Fighting between powerful militia battling for control of Tripoli’s airport has broken out again, just hours after they had agreed a truce, witnesses say.

Libya seeks UN help, warns of collapse

2014-07-17 21:51

Libya has asked the United Nations for help to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a failed state.

Tripoli airport under fire for 4th straight day

2014-07-16 19:07

Tripoli international airport has again came under rocket fire for a fourth straight day, in attacks aimed at ousting anti-Islamist fighters who control the facility.

Kerry calls for halt to Libya violence

2014-07-15 22:12

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a halt to "dangerous" levels of violence in Libya after militia clashes in Tripoli closed the country's main airport.

Neighbours to help Libya control its borders

2014-07-15 07:02

Tunisia and Libya have agreed to joint border patrols and weapons sweeps as unrest deepens.

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

2014-07-14 15:08

Libya has suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west, a day after deadly clashes closed the country’s main international airport in Tripoli.

Fierce fighting halts flights into Libyan capital

2014-07-13 08:25

Fierce fighting has erupted around the Libyan capital's international airport as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials say.

UN evacuates dozens of foreign staff from Libya

2014-07-10 16:47

The UN has evacuated dozens of foreign staff from its mission in Libya due to a deteriorating security situation in the North African country, a UN spokesperson says.

Libya: 3 Europeans kidnapped in western town

2014-07-06 19:07

Three Europeans working for an Italian construction company have been abducted in western Libya, officials say.

3 foreigners kidnapped in Libya

2014-07-06 13:52

A Libyan security official says three foreigners, including an Italian man, have been kidnapped in the western town of Zuwara.

Khattala 'supervised action at Benghazi scene'

2014-07-02 10:58

The Libyan militant now in US custody expressed concern and opposition to the presence of an American compound in Benghazi in the days before the 2012 attacks there, the government says.

Libya Islamist kidnapped

2014-06-30 21:13

Gunmen kidnapped a leading member of a Libyan Islamist party affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

2 Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

2014-06-30 07:42

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya have returned to Tunisia on a military plane after being freed by their unknown captors.

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in US court

2014-06-29 07:29

The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks has appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom, pleading not guilty to a terrorism-related charge.

Rights activist gunned down in Benghazi

2014-06-26 11:57

A human rights activist has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan town of Benghazi, hospital and security sources say.

Libyans vote in crucial election

2014-06-25 10:57

Libyans are voting in general elections seen as crucial for the future of a country hit by months of political chaos and growing unrest.

Libya's Hariga oil port reopens

2014-06-22 13:35

Libya's eastern Hariga oil port has reopened and welcomed the first tanker loading oil after a protest by security guards ended.

Nabbed Libyan militant lived openly in Benghazi

2014-06-18 08:05

The militant suspected in the deadly 11 September 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi was not a difficult man to find as he lived openly and freely in the restive Libyan city, a report says.

 
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