Libyan coastguard intercepts 60 Europe-bound migrants

2017-03-27 21:58

Libya's coastguard has intercepted 60 Bangladeshi migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, says a navy spokesperson.

Nigerians stuck in Libya return home with a song

2017-03-26 07:01

More than 150 Nigerians, some of them in tears, broke out in song as they touched down on home soil, after months stuck in Libya waiting to try to get to Europe.

Libya court suspends Italy deal on tackling migration

2017-03-24 22:00

A Tripoli court has suspended a deal between Libya and Italy to limit irregular migration to Europe, the unity government's justice ministry has said.

Around 250 feared dead in new Med migrant boat sinkings: NGO

2017-03-23 21:57

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean after a rescue boat found two partially submerged rubber dinghies off Libya, says a spokesperson.

Libya rescues 420 migrants off its coast: navy

2017-03-21 07:08

Libya has in two days rescued 420 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a navy spokesperson says, but three were found dead and 30 reported missing.

Italy summit seeks to make progress on Libya migrant accord

2017-03-20 12:10

Italy is hosting a European-North African migration summit aimed at helping implement a new accord with Libya to better patrol its coasts and stop smugglers from setting off with their human cargo.

Key forces battling for control in Libya

2017-03-17 10:00

Dozens of armed factions have battled for control of oil-rich Libya since the 2011 fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

2017-03-16 16:31

Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital, the unity government says.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

2017-03-15 10:24

Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.

Libya strongman launches offensive on oil terminals

2017-03-14 16:47

Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar have launched an assault to seize two of the country's key eastern oil terminals, a spokesperson says.


One dead as 1 000 migrants rescued off Libya

2017-03-27 06:05

One woman has been found dead while aid groups say around 1 000 migrants have been rescued overnight off the Libyan coast, the latest victim among growing numbers seeking to reach Europe.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

At least 250 Africans feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

2017-03-24 12:30

Over 250 African migrants are feared drowned in the Mediterranean after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.

Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

2017-03-22 14:02

Human Rights Watch is urging a powerful general in eastern Libya to investigate allegations his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies

Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them

2017-03-20 16:28

A young man from Ghana has been jailed after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy, police say.

Shooting in Libya's Tripoli during anti-militia demo

2017-03-18 13:30

Gunmen have opened fire in the Libyan capital as hundreds of people demonstrated against the presence of militias in Tripoli, where armed groups are key power brokers, witnesses say.

Turkish cargo ship sinks off Libya, seven missing: navy

2017-03-16 21:19

A Turkish cargo vessel has sunk off the coast of Libya, leaving seven crew members missing, as high winds and waves battered the region, says the Libyan navy.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

2017-03-15 17:59

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government have overrun the headquarters of a rival militia as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source says.

Forces loyal to Libyan general retake oil installations

2017-03-14 19:09

A Libyan military spokesperson says hundreds of forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter have seized the oil terminals at Ras Lanuf and al-Sidra from Islamist-allied militias

Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

2017-03-12 10:00

The fight for Libya's Ras Lanuf refinery and nearby Sidr depot is threatening to spiral into open conflict between rival factions vying for power from east and west.

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