Mediterranean migrant death toll tops 2 000

2015-08-04 18:24

More than 2 000 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Libyan accused in Benghazi attacks seeks dismissal of case

2015-08-04 09:03

A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has asked a judge to dismiss charges against him.

Five killed in clashes near oil port in Libya - medics

2015-08-02 14:23

Five people have been killed and 12 wounded during clashes in eastern Libya between forces loyal to its internationally recognised government and Islamist groups, medics say.

Four Indian teachers 'detained' in Libya

2015-07-31 12:27

Four Indian teachers working in Libya have been “detained” as they tried to travel home, New Delhi has said, sparking fears they are being held by the Islamic State group.

Libya court sentences Gaddafi's son, 8 aides to death

2015-07-28 11:12

A Libyan court sentenced slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising.

Up to 40 migrants dead off Libya coast, shipwreck survivors say

2015-07-24 11:26

As many as 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya earlier this week, according to humanitarian organisations citing witnesses.

Migrant boat sinks off Libya: 40 feared dead

2015-07-24 05:29

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya.

UN Libya envoy says team working for 4 hostages' freedom

2015-07-21 18:06

The UN special envoy for Libya says his team is trying to gather intelligence as part of efforts to free four Italian construction workers kidnapped there this week.

Italy: 4 Italians kidnapped in Libya

2015-07-20 13:56

Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of Mellitah, Italy’s foreign ministry says.

Thousands rescued at sea near Libya

2015-07-16 05:19

Around 2 700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya Italy's coastguard says.


HRW condemns alleged abuse of Gaddafi son in Libya

2015-08-04 13:27

Human Rights Watch says Libyan prison authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of a son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi and other inmates in a Tripoli prison.

Libya probes guards seemingly beating Gaddafi son

2015-08-04 05:23

Libyan state prosecutors are investigating unidentified guards purportedly shown in a video beating a son of Muammar Gaddafi in a Tripoli prison.

7 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS

2015-08-01 07:08

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed after Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to the official government, military officials say.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi can appeal death sentence

2015-07-28 12:45

A Libyan court has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising.

Rescuers find 13 dead migrants on packed boat off Libyan coast

2015-07-28 11:04

Rescuers found 13 dead migrants on a boat off the coast of Libya with more than 500 others aboard, the Italian coast guard says, giving no details about how they died.

2 killed in new eastern government push in Benghazi

2015-07-24 10:48

Two Libyan soldiers have been killed and 10 wounded after eastern government forces made a new push against Islamist fighters in the embattled centre of Benghazi, medics say.

At least 40 dead in ethnic clashes in southern Libya

2015-07-22 16:13

At least 40 people have been killed in a week of ethnic clashes in southern Libya between rival gunmen from the Toubou and Tuareg minorities, a local official says.

Dozens killed in tribal clashes in biggest city in southern Libya

2015-07-21 17:00

Dozens have been killed in clashes between two tribes in the biggest city in southern Libya, officials say, as security vacuum grew in a remote corner of the oil producer.

Libya's $67bn frozen funds 'must remain on ice'

2015-07-19 19:30

A would-be leader of Libya's $67bn sovereign wealth fund has warned that conditions are not right to start unfreezing and managing the funds' assets.

100 bodies wash up at Libyan coastal town

2015-07-14 21:11

As many as 100 bodies, presumably of sub-Saharan boat migrants, have washed up near the Libyan city of Tajoura.

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