Libya


Libyan militias launch assault on vital oil terminals

2016-12-07 19:30

Libyan militias that have been expelled from the eastern city of Benghazi are now advancing toward the country's vital oil terminals, seeking to establish control over Libya's primary revenue source.

Libya's Sirte, from Gaddafi to IS to unity govt forces

2016-12-06 18:19

Sirte, where Libyan pro-government forces have said they seized full control after more than six months of fighting, had been in the hands of Islamic State group jihadists since 2015.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

PHOTOS: Chaos in Libyan capital Tripoli

2016-12-02 13:30

At least eight people have been declared dead after fresh fighting broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli, reports say.

ICC to probe Libya migrant trafficking

2016-11-22 21:00

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will probe the trafficking of migrants out of Libya to see if there is evidence of war crimes, the chief prosecutor says.

Libya arrests wife of top former al-Qaeda-linked leader

2016-11-22 16:01

A Libyan anti-terrorism security force says authorities have arrested a wife of the one-eyed militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, once considered the most dangerous man in the Sahara and formerly a top al-Qaeda figure in North Africa.

Car bomb kills 2, wounds 17 in Benghazi : Libyan official

2016-11-21 16:11

A Libyan medical official says that a car bombing in the heart of the eastern city of Benghazi has killed two people and wounded 17.

Winter worries for migrant rescue ships off Libya

2016-11-17 19:20

The wave of migrant dinghies across the Mediterranean continues relentlessly, but the aid group rescue boats which have spent the year saving lives are not cut out for winter.

Senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader reported slain in drone strike

2016-11-16 19:01

Senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader has reportedly been killed in a drone strike in country's remote south.

African leaders launch initiative to resolve Libyan crisis

2016-11-08 21:30

Seven African leaders have met at the African Union headquarter in Ethiopia to launch a new initiative to solve the 5-year-old Libyan crisis.

 

UN envoy recommends guard to protect Libya govt

2016-12-07 12:34

The UN envoy to Libya has called for the creation of a "presidential guard" to protect government bodies in the war-ravaged country, including the UN-backed government of national accord.

Libya pro-government forces say seize Sirte from ISIS

2016-12-06 17:16

Libyan loyalist forces have seized full control of the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group, an official spokesperson says.

Militias clash in Libya's Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

2016-12-02 15:02

Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years.

At least 8 killed in Libya clashes

2016-12-02 08:36

Rival militias have clashed in neighbourhoods across the Libyan capital of Tripoli, and the state agency Lana says at least eight militiamen have been killed.

Libya unity forces say closing on Sirte jihadists

2016-11-22 17:00

Forces loyal to Libya's government of National Accord says that they are closing in on the last Islamic State group fighters in the coastal city of Sirte.

Senior religious figure reported killed in Libya

2016-11-22 06:06

Libya's top religious authority, Dar al-Ifta, says that one of its most senior members has been killed, more than a month after he was kidnapped.

20 dead as Libya tribes clash 'after monkey incident'

2016-11-20 20:58

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting this week between rival tribes in southern Libya, says a medical official , in violence reportedly sparked by an incident involving a monkey.

12 Haftar soldiers killed in Libya's Benghazi

2016-11-17 12:07

Twelve soldiers of armed forces led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar have been killed in two days of fighting with jihadists in Libya's second city of Benghazi, military sources say.

ICC: Libya will be top priority in 2017, including extremists

2016-11-10 17:45

The ICC is committed to making Libya a priority next year and expanding investigations, potentially including alleged serious crimes by the extremist ISIS group and its affiliates, the prosecutor says.

Top Africa stories: Uganda, Zim, Nigeria

2016-11-08 19:26

Zimbabwean firms urge government to adopt the SA rand as its "reference currency" and Ugandan police "block" opposition leader Kizza Besigye from travelling to SA.

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