Libya


Libyan forces hit oil ports with air strikes

2015-03-03 16:08

A warplane belonging to the forces controlling the Libyan capital has bombed the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra, causing only minor damage, according to a security official.

Libya's oil production more than 400 000bpd

2015-03-01 16:31

Libya's oil production is now at more than 400 000 barrels per day, says an official from the National Oil Corporation.

Libya parly proposes general Haftar as OC

2015-02-25 20:38

The president of Libya's elected parliament has proposed appointing army general Khalifa Haftar as top military commander, parliament's spokesperson says.

7 killed in Egyptian air strikes on Libyan city

2015-02-24 07:40

Seven civilians have been killed after Egyptian jets attacked suspected Islamist militant targets in the eastern Libyan city of Derna last week.

Libya parliament suspends talks

2015-02-23 21:12

Libya's internationally recognised parliament has suspended its participation in UN-brokered talks on the future.

Libyan port to halt oil exports for repairs

2015-02-22 13:57

Libya's Hariga oil port will halt crude exports for around 10 days to make repairs to a damaged pipeline linking it with the Sarir oil field, says an official.

US and UK: Libya needs govt before weapons

2015-02-20 08:33

Two of the most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council are rejecting Libya’s call to lift a UN arms embargo so it can defend itself against the ISIS group.

Britain rules out lifting arms embargo on Libya

2015-02-20 05:00

Britain has rejected possible international military action in Libya and ruled out lifting an arms embargo on the country until it forms a unified government.

Libya to UN: Lift arms embargo to fight ISIS

2015-02-19 12:09

Libya’s foreign minister has demanded that the UN Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the ISIS as it establishes a presence in north Africa and move closer to Europe.

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya strikes

2015-02-19 09:59

Qatar has recalled its ambassador to Egypt “for consultation” following a row over Cairo’s air strikes on jihadists targets in Libya, a report says.

 

Rockets kill 2, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

2015-03-02 10:19

Rockets have hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials say.

Libya needs maritime force to help stop illicit oil trade - UN

2015-02-27 09:21

Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors say.

At least 20 000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

2015-02-25 16:57

An Egyptian border official says at least 20 000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the release of a grisly beheading video by Islamic State militants.

Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya

2015-02-23 21:12

At least 1 000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia following the murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS.

Libyan govt loses grip as general expands power

2015-02-23 10:21

Libya’s economy minister Munir Ali Asr has outlined optimistic plans to attract investment to a country ravaged by war and political chaos.

Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in eastern Libyan city

2015-02-20 14:56

Three car bombs have ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah, killing at least 40 people and wounding 70, security officials and medics say.

Finding Libya solution a 'daunting task' - experts

2015-02-20 06:24

Analysts say the international community faces a daunting task to find a political solution to the lawless North African country's crisis, having balked at Egypt's call for military intervention in Libya.

Morocco arrests 3 seeking to join ISIS in Libya

2015-02-19 16:13

Morocco has announced the arrest of three men suspected of seeking to join ISIS's Libyan branch.

Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo

2015-02-19 09:59

Libya's foreign minister urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo to allow the country's military to fight jihadists, amid growing alarm over the threat from the Islamic State group.

Italy: Libya is a ticking time bomb

2015-02-18 21:02

Italy has issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of ISIS establishing a stronghold in Libya from where it could attack Europe and destabilise neighbouring states.

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