Libya


Libyan groups urge fight against French troops

2016-07-23 17:47

Armed groups, including Islamists, have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country.

UN fears ISIS in Libya could relocate from Sirte

2016-07-19 08:26

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that Islamic State fighters could set up new cells across Libya and north Africa as they are driven from their stronghold of Sirte.

'Unified' Libyan army on table at Tunis meeting

2016-07-17 12:05

The UN are set to host a second day of talks in Libya with the aim of creating a "unified" army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a jihadist threat.

Unesco puts five Libyan sites on heritage-in-danger list

2016-07-14 16:11

The UN's cultural agency has added Libya's five World Heritage sites to its danger list, saying armed militias posed a grave danger to the archaeological treasures.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

Italy starts recovering bodies from disaster boat

2016-07-04 21:48

Italy has started recovering the bodies of migrants from a small fishing boat that sank with more than 800 people more than a year ago, a spokesperson says.

Amnesty documents 'horrifying' abuse of migrants

2016-07-01 20:53

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse - including gang rape - of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe.

GOP Benghazi report faults security, no new Clinton claims

2016-06-28 18:31

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee have faulted the Obama administration for security at the diplomatic outpost during the deadly 2012 attacks, but produced no new allegations about then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Arms depot blast kills scores near Libyan capital

2016-06-21 21:39

An explosion in an arms depot near the Libyan capital has killed at least 29 people wounded dozens of others, security and medical officials say.

 

Migrant shipwreck corpses 'packed in like on Auschwitz trains'

2016-07-21 21:13

The harrowing task of recovering decomposing migrant bodies from a boat that sank with hundreds of people aboard is finished, but Italian firefighters' spokesperson Luca Cari is still tormented by the horror he witnessed.

Libyan rival politicians try to break deadlock

2016-07-19 06:59

Libyan rival politicians are meeting in Tunisia to search for a way to break the deadlock in the country's crisis, including changes to the UN-brokered road map for its political future.

Libya's new defence minister survives assassination attempt

2016-07-14 17:23

Libya's new defence minister is said to have survived a car bomb assassination attempt .

240 fighters die in battle for ISIS stronghold

2016-07-12 20:34

A Libyan source says more than 240 unity government fighters have been killed and over 1 400 injured in the battle for Sirte, the stronghold of ISIS.

Car bomb kills 11 soldiers in Libya's Benghazi

2016-07-07 14:43

A car bomb killed 11 soldiers in Libya's second city Benghazi as they held evening prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a military source said.

Car bomb hits busy district in Libya's Benghazi

2016-07-03 15:55

Officials say a car bomb has exploded in one of the busiest districts of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

6 Egypt soldiers killed in clash with smugglers

2016-06-30 22:57

Egypt's military says six soldiers were killed in clashes with armed smugglers near the country's western border with Libya.

Dems: Clinton never denied Benghazi security

2016-06-28 06:31

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel have said in a report that security at the Libya facility the night of 9/11, 2012 was "woefully inadequate", but that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.

4 500 migrants rescued in Med on one day

2016-06-23 20:47

About 4 500 migrants have been were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean in a single day, the Italian coastguard says, averting another potential high seas disaster.

Libya pro-govt forces preparing 'decisive' Sirte assault

2016-06-21 19:39

Libya's unity government forces say they are preparing for a final assault on the Islamic State group's stronghold of Sirte, after repelling multiple counter-attacks from the surrounded jihadists.

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