Libya


Pro-government forces retake west Libya town

2014-11-24 22:11

Fighters loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists.

Unidentified jet bombs Tripoli airport

2014-11-24 20:21

At least one unidentified jet has carried out an air strike targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

UN announces 12-hour truce in Benghazi

2014-11-19 19:46

The United Nations says Libya’s warring parties in the eastern city of Benghazi have agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian truce.

Armed clashes in Tripoli, airport closed

2014-11-16 14:12

Armed clashes broke out in Libya's capital Tripoli closing down the city's main working airport, local residents and an official have said.

Bombs hit Libyan city housing elected parliament

2014-11-12 13:16

A Libyan spokesperson says two car bombs have gone off in the eastern city of Tobruk, where the nation’s elected parliament is temporarily located, causing casualties.

Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi

2014-11-11 20:31

The US Diplomatic Security Service, responsible for protecting Americans around the world, has dramatically expanded training two years after the attack on a US facility.

2 held in bombings near Libya-UN meeting

2014-11-10 18:42

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with twin car bombings in an eastern Libyan city where a UN envoy was meeting with the prime minister, a senior Libyan security official says.

Libya's disbanded parliament reconvenes

2014-11-09 16:17

Libya's internationally recognised parliament, declared invalid by the country's top court, has reconvened and sacked the key state Muslim cleric.

US weighs sanctions on Libyan factions

2014-11-07 10:21

The US is considering imposing sanctions on Libya’s combative factions to try to prevent a proxy conflict fuelled by regional powers from erupting into a full-blown civil war.

Libya chaos deepens as court invalidates parly

2014-11-06 14:04

Libya’s Supreme Court has invalidated the country’s internationally recognised parliament, setting the state for more political chaos in the violence-wracked nation.

Over 210 killed in fighting over Libya's Benghazi

2014-11-02 21:12

A Libyan medical official says at least 210 people have been killed in fighting in Benghazi since troops loyal to the country's elected government launched an attempt to re-take the city from Islamist militias.

Libyan militias committing war crimes

2014-10-30 17:33

Amnesty International says Libyan fighters are committing war crimes with impunity.

Libya PM accepts Sudan peace plan

2014-10-28 21:35

Sudan saysLibya's internationally recognised premier has accepted its proposal to bring together different groups in his strife-torn North African nation for talks.

Libya now has two state news agencies

2014-10-27 20:45

Libya's internationally recognised government says it will launch a new state news agency to replace the one seized by armed factions.

Gaddafi family back in Libyan politics - reports

2014-10-22 12:38

A member of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi’s family has reportedly emerged to take part in restoring stability in the country.

Benghazi suspect Khatallah pleads

2014-10-20 19:27

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has pleaded not guilty.

75 killed in 5 days of fighting in Benghazi

2014-10-20 08:15

Nine people have been killed in new violence in Benghazi where pro-=government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militia, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics say.

US, other nations condemn violence in Libya

2014-10-19 07:10

The US and four other nations are strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

Islamic State training pilots

2014-10-17 14:46

Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group says.

 

ISIS group gains toehold in Libya - experts

2014-11-26 14:12

With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say.

Malta pulls out diplomats from Libya

2014-11-24 21:02

Malta has recalled its diplomats from Libya, citing security concerns, Foreign Minister George Vella said on Monday.

US concerned over reports of ISIS extremists in Libya

2014-11-20 08:10

The US says it is 'concerned' about reports that radical extremists with avowed ties to the ISIS are destabilising eastern Libya.

Italian freed in Libya 8 months after kidnapping

2014-11-16 19:12

Italy's foreign ministry says an Italian engineer who was abducted in Libya in March has been freed.

340 dead in month-old battle for Benghazi

2014-11-15 18:05

At least 340 people have been killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive against Islamist militias a month ago, medical sources say.

Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Libya

2014-11-13 10:36

Bombs have exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the attacks.

Libya on the wrong path, warns ICC

2014-11-12 09:44

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says there are indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country is "on the wrong path".

Libya oilfields to resume production

2014-11-10 20:21

Oil production is due to resume at two oilfields in southwestern Libya, where activities were halted when gunmen attacked the facilities.

Explosions end meeting of UN envoy, Libyan premier

2014-11-09 20:44

A series of nearby explosions has prematurely ended a meeting between Libya's prime minister and the United Nations top envoy to the country, though no one was wounded.

Kidnapped Ukrainian doctors freed in Libya

2014-11-08 22:31

Two Ukrainian doctors kidnapped in Libya have been freed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says.

Libya court rules June elections unconstitutional

2014-11-06 17:28

Libya's Supreme Court has ruled that the June election that produced an internationally recognised legislature and government was unconstitutional.

Gunmen storm Libya's El Sharara oilfield

2014-11-06 08:48

Gunmen have seized Libya’s major El Sharara oilfield, looting equipment and shooting as frightened workers sought shelter, sources say.

Libya condemns removal of nude statue

2014-11-05 20:13

Libya's internationally recognised government has criticised the removal from a Tripoli roundabout of an iconic nude statue that dates back to the Italian colonial era.

Residents of Benghazi port called to evacuate

2014-11-03 10:01

Libya's army urged residents to evacuate a central district of Benghazi that is home to its seaport, a spokesperson says, as it prepares a military operation against Islamists in the country.

Ex-Libyan leader allowed to sue UK over torture

2014-10-30 18:46

A former Libyan commander has won the right to sue the UK for damages over the years of torture he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being handed to Libya by UK and US spies.

Libya PM ready for talks with rivals

2014-10-29 20:49

Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani says he is ready to talk to rivals in the conflict-hit country if "all sides" made concessions.

Libya on edge of chaos

2014-10-28 19:21

Factional warfare in Libya is pushing the oil producer very close to the point of no return, the UN special envoy to the country says.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

Libyan premier wants logistical support

2014-10-22 14:10

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says his government is seeking logistical aid to overcome militia that have taken control of key cities, including Tripoli.

Libya's army liberates ghost town

2014-10-21 22:46

Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction.

Libya's parly allies with renegade general

2014-10-20 17:53

Libya’s beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

Egypt, Sudan to co-ordinate on Libya unrest

2014-10-20 05:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi says his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants.

Libya says week of violence kills nearly 100

2014-10-17 22:29

Libyan officials say nearly 100 people have been killed in fighting across Libya between Islamist-allied militias and their rivals.

Ex-Libyan general in bid to retake Benghazi

2014-10-15 15:35

Forces loyal to a prominent former general in Libya have launched a new bid to recapture the second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters vying for power in the violence-plagued state.

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