Libya


Libya loyalists, ISIS battle in Benghazi

2015-08-31 19:04

Libyan pro-government forces are battling jihadists from ISIS in second city Benghazi, where five pro-government fighters have been killed in two days.

Migrant boat accident: Toll hits 37

2015-08-31 07:29

The death toll in the boat that sank off Libya’s Mediterranean coast has risen to 37, an official says. This is the second such fatal accident within days.

3 Libyans held after migrant shipwreck tragedy

2015-08-29 21:16

Three Libyan nationals have been arrested in connection with a shipwreck believed to have led to the death of at least 250 migrants.

Migrant disaster: Libya collects victims' bodies

2015-08-28 13:27

Libyan authorities are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead , in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

I stopped counting: Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

2015-08-28 12:13

Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water - it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

2 migrant boats capsize with hundreds on board – report

2015-08-28 07:40

Two boats carrying migrants have capsized off the Libyan coast, with hundreds feared dead, a news report says.

Libyan political process in final stages, UN envoy says

2015-08-27 08:02

The UN-brokered political dialogue process in Libya is in its "final stages", a UN official says, while noting that the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire with the ISIS extremist group graining ground.

Libya peace talks reach final stages

2015-08-27 06:00

The United Nations peace envoy for Libya says he is confident that the past seven months of talks will yield an agreement.

Libya wants international air strikes against ISIS

2015-08-25 18:59

Libya's foreign minister has renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international air strikes to help tackle ISIS.

Libya in tatters after bloody year of rival governments

2015-08-25 13:41

Torn apart by a year of fighting between two rival governments, Libya is now in tatters with hopes sparked by the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi having fizzled out.

 

4 Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters

2015-08-31 13:14

Four Libyan soldiers have been killed and six wounded in fresh fighting with Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, medics and military officials say.

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least seven -official

2015-08-30 17:49

A boat carrying migrants has sunk off Libya's Mediterranean coast, killing at least seven people, the second such fatal accident within days.

Italy arrests human traffickers

2015-08-28 19:40

Italian authorities have arrested ten suspected people smugglers in connection with the deaths by asphyxiation of 52 people in an overcrowded migrant boat.

For Benghazi's displaced, no help, no dignity

2015-08-28 12:23

One-quarter of the Libyan city's population has been forced to flee their homes since fighting broke out last year, a report says.

At least 201 rescued after boat sinks off Libyan coast

2015-08-28 07:58

Around 201 people have been rescued after a boat packed with mainly African migrants and bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast, officials say.

Another boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya

2015-08-27 20:23

A boat packed with migrants has sunk off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara and officials said hundreds might have died.

Tripoli negotiator quits day before new Libya peace talks

2015-08-27 07:36

A senior negotiator from one of Libya's two parliaments has quit the United Nations-sponsored talks on forming a unity government, a day before a new round of negotiations.

About 50 bodies found in hull of migrant ship

2015-08-26 17:04

The Italian coast guard says about 50 bodies have been found in the hull of a migrant ship off Libya after 439 people were rescued.

Over 5 000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

2015-08-25 14:54

Around 5 300 migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa were rescued in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast last week, EU border agency Frontex says.

ISIS executes at least 4 in central Libyan city

2015-08-25 07:33

Islamic State has executed at least four people in the central Libyan city of Sirte, including at least one member of a rival group whose body was put on display, according to a video published on social media.

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