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Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival govt

2017-07-22 07:17

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognised government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds of thousands of Libya's Amazigh adhere.

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

2017-07-19 14:00

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from becoming a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria

Militants find sanctuary in Libya's wild south

2017-07-13 15:30

Military victories over extremist Islamic groups have forced militants, including Islamic State fighters, to seek refuge in the vast deserts of the North African nation, already home to militia from neighbouring countries, criminal gangs and mercenaries.

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Egypt identifies 7 dead would-be migrants in Libya

2017-07-10 06:17

Egypt has identified seven Egyptians among 19 suspected would-be illegal migrants who perished from heat and hunger after trekking into Libya's eastern region.

35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

2017-07-09 07:02

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast, says the coastguard.

EU leaders reaffirm Libya migrant policy despite criticism

2017-07-07 10:03

European Union officials have reaffirmed the need to stem the flow of Europe's migrant crisis in Libya and surrounding countries amid continued resistance in Europe to welcome refugees.

East Libya forces say they've taken full control of Benghazi

2017-07-06 17:19

Eastern Libyan forces say they've cleared final pockets in Benghazi of Islamist militiamen, armed opponents.

Italian consortium to rebuild airport in Libyan capital

2017-07-06 11:53

Libyan authorities have signed a deal with a consortium of Italian companies to build two passenger terminals at Tripoli's international airport, which fighting forced the closure of in 2014.

Libya rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach

2017-07-05 08:30

A rocket has hit a beach in Tripoli, killing five people, including at least one child, and wounding 25 others, the Libyan health ministry says.

 

Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

2017-07-20 20:58

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the EU consider a military engagement in Libya in attempts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe

Egypt says it destroyed 15 arms-laden SUVs from Libya

2017-07-17 16:14

Egypt's military says its jet-fighters have destroyed 15-all-terrain vehicles carrying weapons and explosives along with "criminal elements" after they were detected getting ready to cross the Libyan border into Egypt.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Burundi

2017-07-11 08:46

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been accused of endangering the country's democracy, and Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors.

19 bodies of Egyptian migrants found in Libya desert

2017-07-10 11:31

The decomposed bodies of 19 Egyptians have been found in the Libyan desert overnight after the truck in which they were smuggled into the country overturned, the Red Crescent says.

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

2017-07-09 19:29

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media have said, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists.

67 migrants saved after being left for dead in Niger desert

2017-07-07 18:02

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, says a humanitarian source.

Benghazi celebrates after jihadists driven out

2017-07-07 06:14

Forced from his neighbourhood in Libya's Benghazi three years ago, Said al-Mabruk is looking forward to going back after jihadist forces were driven from the city.

Libya strongman says Benghazi 'liberated' from jihadists

2017-07-06 14:15

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced the "total liberation" of second city Benghazi, which was overrun by jihadists three years ago.

Libya forces corner jihadists in Benghazi district

2017-07-06 06:05

Forces loyal to east Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar say they have cornered the last jihadists in a neighbourhood of second city Benghazi and vowed that victory is "imminent".

Lockerbie bomber's family launches bid to appeal conviction

2017-07-04 21:58

The family of a Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is launching a fresh effort to posthumously clear his name.

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