Libya electricity crisis keeps PM away from Davos

2017-01-19 20:59

Libya's unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj called off taking part in the World Economic Forum in Davos because of worsening power cuts at home, says his spokesperson.

Tunisia strikes deal on Libya border trade

2017-01-18 06:23

Tunisian and Libyan parties have struck a deal to resume vital trade through the Ras Jedir crosspoint after a week of unrest, a source close to the negotiations has said.

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report

2017-01-17 16:32

Two rebel groups driven out of Darfur by a Sudanese military offensive now operate mostly in Libya and South Sudan but hope to return to fight again, says a UN report.

Fighter jet shot down over Libya's Benghazi

2017-01-15 19:00

A fighter jet from Marshal Khalifa Haftar's forces has been shot down over Libya's Benghazi as it carried out raids on jihadist positions, a military source has said.

Armed men try but fail to seize Libya govt ministries

2017-01-13 08:25

Gunmen have tried but failed to seize three government ministries in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesperson for the UN-backed Government of National Accord says.

EU presidency calls for urgent migrant deal with Libya

2017-01-12 18:26

The leader of the European Union's presidency says that record numbers of migrants will try to cross the Mediterranean this spring and he is warning EU partners to reach out to Libya now to stem the flow

Clashes in Tunisia town over Libya border trade

2017-01-12 08:30

Clashes have erupted in Tunisia's border town of Ben Guerdane between police and protesters demanding the free flow of vital trade with neighbouring Libya, say witnesses.

Detained ISIS suspect says Tunisian journalists are dead

2017-01-08 21:01

A suspected jihadist held in eastern Libya has told a local television channel that two Tunisian journalists who went missing in 2014 were killed by the Islamic State group.

Chad closes border with Libya over 'terror threat'

2017-01-06 06:50

Chad has announced that it has closed its border with Libya due to the threat of a "potential terrorist infiltration" and is boosting its military presence in the region.

Libya strongman says Russia 'to fight arms embargo'

2017-01-03 20:01

Russia will seek to end an arms embargo against Libya and could supply weapons to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces support a rival administration to the UN-backed unity government, the military strongman says.


Somali migrant faces murder, torture charges in Italy

2017-01-19 16:02

A Somali man faces charges in Italy for murder, torture and extortion allegedly committed among refugees in Libya after several migrants identified him by chance in Milan.

Libyan wins right to sue UK ex-minister for rendition

2017-01-17 18:36

A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists

2017-01-17 08:18

Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar have retaken a district in Libya's Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source says.

Migrant boat sinks - scores missing

2017-01-14 22:36

The Italian coastguard says nearly a hundred people are missing after a boat with migrants sank off the Libyan coast.

Forces loyal to self-declared PM seize Libyan ministries

2017-01-12 21:18

A self-declared prime minister in Libya says his forces have seized at least three ministries in the capital and is declaring a return of his government after what he described as a yearlong failure of the current UN.-backed premier

Libyan military chief visits Russian aircraft carrier

2017-01-12 10:00

A Libyan military chief has visited a Russian aircraft carrier off the coast of the troubled North African country.

Tunisians protest against returning jihadists

2017-01-09 08:01

At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.

Power struggle risks tipping Libya deeper into crisis

2017-01-06 22:00

Escalating tensions between rival Libyan armed forces threaten to plunge the North African country deeper into turmoil only weeks after the fall of the Islamic State group's bastion Sirte.

Libyan government says rival general attacks base in south

2017-01-04 21:00

Libya's UN-backed government says warplanes loyal to rival general attacked air base under its control in the country's south.

Libya deputy PM quits, says he has 'failed'

2017-01-03 06:18

One of three deputy premiers in Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has resigned, saying he has failed in his mission.

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