Libya


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.

Libyan civil society under threat

2014-10-15 07:09

The UN human rights chief says warring militias are creating a 'climate of fear' for Libya's civil society.

At least 100 000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli

2014-10-10 14:40

About 100 000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the UN refugee agency says.

US probes Goldman on Libyan fund - source

2014-10-07 12:00

US securities officials are probing whether Goldman Sachs has bribed Libyan Investment Authority officials to win business during the Moamer Kadhafi regime.

British captive in Libya released

2014-10-05 09:22

Briton David Bolam has been released after being held hostage in Libya, the Foreign Office in London says.

Toll in Benghazi clashes rises to 36 - reports

2014-10-03 15:46

The death toll in clashes and suicide attacks on anti-Islamic forces in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has risen to 36, a report says.

10 migrants dead, dozens missing off Libya

2014-10-02 19:39

At least 10 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have drowned and dozens more are missing after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off Libya.

Libya army declares ceasefire

2014-10-01 21:07

The Libyan army has declared a halt to military operations 'on all fronts,' local media say.

Islamist-allied militia in Libya reject UN talks

2014-09-30 17:37

Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital say they reject the United Nations’s call for a cease-fire.

Strike cuts Libya's oil output

2014-09-28 16:47

Libya's oil output has fallen by 25 000 barrels a day to 900 000 bpd because of a strike at its Jalo oilfield.

Libya's oil output up to 925 000 bpd

2014-09-25 18:30

Libya's oil output has picked up, pushing world oil prices lower and defying the chaos of more fighting between the factions that divide the country.

Libya PM wins parliament approval for new govt

2014-09-23 15:23

Libya's prime minister Abdullah al-Thani has won the blessing of parliament for his proposed cabinet of 13 ministers, after a previous line-up had been rejected.

Libya MPs reject govt lineup, want crisis team

2014-09-18 20:30

Libya's parliament has rejected Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani's proposed 18-member cabinet, calling for a slimline "crisis" team of no more than 10 ministers, a deputy says.

Libya army chief calls for jihad

2014-09-18 14:27

Libyan army chief General Abdel-Razzaq al-Nazouri has called for "jihad" against "outlaws" amid clashes between Islamist militias and their rivals, including some army units.

Islamists launch new assault on Benghazi airport

2014-09-17 20:58

Islamist fighters have launched another offensive on the airport in Libya's Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them.

Dozens of migrants missing in sinking off Libya coast: navy

2014-09-15 10:59

Dozens of migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya, a Libyan navy spokesperson says.

UN envoy calls for Libya ceasefire

2014-09-11 21:44

The UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has called for an immediate ceasefire in the chaos-hit country.

Battle for Benghazi could break up Libya

2014-09-10 10:02

Pro-government Libyan forces, already reeling from the fall of the capital, are fighting to prevent Islamist militants from seizing the eastern city of Benghazi and splitting the north African country.

 

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.

Libyan in Benghazi case faces new charges

2014-10-15 09:36

The Libyan militia leader charged in a deadly attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi has been hit with a slew of new criminal counts, some punishable by death.

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Tripoli

2014-10-11 18:35

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Libya for talks with the country's warring factions fighting over the control of oil.

Egypt, Libya announce closer security co-operation

2014-10-08 19:36

Egypt will train Libyan forces to fight terrorism and help secure a shared border, the prime ministers of the two states have announced in Cairo.

Another 100 migrants missing off Libya

2014-10-06 20:59

More than 100 illegal migrants are missing after their vessel sank off Libya's coast en route across the Mediterranean, with dozens of bodies already washed up on the shore.

Libya soldiers killed in new Benghazi battle

2014-10-04 13:36

At least 12 Libyan soldiers have been killed and 45 wounded in fresh clashes with Islamist militants near the airport of the eastern city of Benghazi, a medic says.

Dozens of troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

2014-10-03 13:28

Dozens of soldiers have been killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a spokesperson says.

7 soldiers killed in Benghazi bombs, clashes

2014-10-02 15:25

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and 50 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander says.

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threat

2014-10-01 14:28

Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbour.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Resolve military crisis, Libya told

2014-09-26 12:14

Forty countries and three major organisations have urged Libya's feuding political leaders to peacefully resolve the political and military crisis gripping the north African country.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Foreign ministers urge immediate Libya ceasefire

2014-09-23 12:43

Foreign ministers from 13 countries plus the EU and UN have called for an immediate truce in Libya and backed moves to try end a bitter power struggle between rival governments.

Libya ex-air force chief murdered in Benghazi

2014-09-18 18:17

A former Libyan air force chief has been shot dead in the country’s violence-ridden second city of Benghazi, medical and army sources say.

Libyan PM tries to reassert authority

2014-09-17 22:01

Libya's acting prime minister sought to reassert authority over his turbulent country by naming a new cabinet but some lawmakers threatened to veto his choices.

3 killed in shelling outside Tripoli

2014-09-17 14:35

Three people have been killed in shelling outside the Libyan capital after militia fighting in the area announced the death of one of their commanders, a report says.

9 migrants rescued, many feared dead off Malta

2014-09-13 12:31

Maltese and Italian vessels are searching for more than 20 migrants feared dead after a boat carrying them sunk 480km south east of Malta.

Libyan assembly: Charter vote set for March

2014-09-11 12:40

Libya's state-news agency says that a referendum on the draft constitution will be held in March, a possible breakthrough for the country in conflict.

Libya militia attacks amount to war crimes - HRW

2014-09-08 20:31

Libya militia which fought fierce five-week battle for control of Tripoli’s international airport committed "war crimes" against civilians, HRW says.

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