Libya's interim government resigns

2014-08-29 07:55

Libya's interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, has announced it has tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

Libya ministers resign over militia fighting

2014-08-27 16:02

The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among rival militias.

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

2014-08-26 17:47

The newly appointed UN envoy to Libya says he doesn’t believe foreign intervention of any kind can halt the north African country’s turmoil as political divisions and infighting push it deeper into chaos.

Troubled Libya faces duelling governments

2014-08-26 07:58

Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament has reconvened and voted to disband the country’s current interim government.

Libya neighbours back Egypt call to disarm militias

2014-08-25 21:15

Libya's neighbours have backed an Egyptian call for rival militias in the tumultuous North African country to be disarmed.

220 migrants die in 3 shipwrecks off Libya, Italy

2014-08-25 14:44

More than 220 migrants have been reported dead following three shipwrecks at the weekend off the coast of Libya and Italy.

Libya's neighbours fear spill over of violence

2014-08-25 13:06

Egypt's foreign minister has called for an international push to disband militias in neighbouring Libya, where weeks of inter-militia fighting have wreaked havoc in the country.

More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya

2014-08-24 17:20

More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometre off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official says.

Boat with 170 on board sinks off Libyan coast

2014-08-23 16:31

A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk in rough seas off the Libyan coast, a spokesperson for the Libyan navy says.

Migrants feared lost at sea off Libya

2014-08-22 22:32

A Libyan coastguard official says a boat carrying 170 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa is feared lost at sea.

Tunisia, Cairo airport closes air routes to and from Libya

2014-08-21 20:40

Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport have cancelled all flights to Libya, officials in the three countries have said.

Extremists 'told family Foley would be killed'

2014-08-21 08:01

Jihadists told the family of American journalist James Foley this month that he would be executed, one of the media outlets he worked for says, after he was beheaded.

Libya restarts oil exports from biggest port

2014-08-20 18:38

Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the government struggling with clashes.

Confusion after 'mystery jets' attack Tripoli targets

2014-08-19 07:42

Loud explosions were heard as two unidentified aircraft roared over Libya's capital, with the government saying it does not know whose aircraft attacked militia positions.

6 killed as Libyan militia is attacked in Tripoli

2014-08-18 15:50

A Libyan militia spokesperson says rockets targeting positions of an Islamist-led militia in Tripoli have killed six people.

At least 449 Filipinos evacuated from Libya

2014-08-14 16:15

A Philippine-chartered ship has evacuated 449 Filipinos and a small number of other foreigners from Libya, the foreign department says, due to the deteriorating security situation in the north African country.

Tripoli police chief assassinated

2014-08-12 19:50

Colonel Mohamed al-Suissi, chief of police in Tripoli, has been gunned down by unidentified attackers in the Libyan capital's eastern suburbs.

Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

2014-08-10 20:41

Heavy shelling has resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between factions battling for control of the city's airport.

Libya calls for supervised ceasefire

2014-08-07 22:12

Libya's new parliament has called for a supervised ceasefire for rival militias.

Extremists tighten grip over Benghazi

2014-08-07 05:00

Radical Islamic militias have conquered more army bases, tightening their grip on Benghazi.

New Libya parliament holds first session far from Tripoli

2014-08-05 16:35

Libya's new parliament has held its first formal session to international approval, away from the clashes rocking the capital Tripoli as divisions between Islamists and nationalists deepened.

Desperate Philippine workers stay in Libya

2014-08-04 14:34

More than 11 000 Filipinos in Libya have ignored appeals to evacuate, with many apparently choosing to take their chances in the war-torn country rather than risk unemployment at home.

British navy evacuates nationals from Libya

2014-08-03 21:15

A British navy ship has evacuated British nationals from Libya, the defence ministry says, as worsening security there is forcing thousands to flee.

Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

2014-08-02 12:09

Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after fighting between rival armed factions spread in the Libyan capital, officials say.


Libya warns UN of possible slide into civil war

2014-08-27 21:58

Libya has warned the UN Security Council that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.

Libya air strikes show UAE willing to 'go it alone'

2014-08-26 21:03

UAE air strikes on Libya aim to prevent Islamists from controlling the violence-stricken country and sends a message to Washington that it is capable of protecting its own interests, experts say.

Libya Dawn Islamists 'reject Ansar al-Sharia terror'

2014-08-26 16:05

Islamist militia have distanced themselves from jihadists seeking Islamic law in Libya, saying they support a democratic transition, but they are also challenging the legitimacy of the newly elected parliament.

UAE aircraft bombed Islamists in Libya

2014-08-26 06:25

The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt, two US officials say.

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militia threat

2014-08-25 14:01

Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militia that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation.

Islamists seize airport in Libya

2014-08-24 19:18

Islamist militias have openly challenged the legitimacy of parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport, plunging Libya's rocky political transition into fresh crisis.

Militia in Libya claims control of Tripoli airport

2014-08-24 14:16

An Islamist Libyan militia says it has captured the main airport in the capital Tripoli from a rival militia.

Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

2014-08-23 12:00

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Heavy fighting erupts in Libya's Benghazi, 5 dead

2014-08-21 08:02

Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists have erupted in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city, killings at least five people, medical and military sources say.

Thuds from Liby set rhythm of Tripoli life

2014-08-20 21:14

Regular thuds from rival militias' battles near Tripoli airport set the rhythm of daily life for the Libyan capital's residents, busy coping with power cuts and petrol shortages.

Rockets fly into affluent Tripoli district

2014-08-19 19:53

Libyan militias have fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli, moving a battle with a rival faction closer to the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

Libya: Unclear who did Tripoli airstrikes

2014-08-18 21:20

The Libyan government does not yet know which group carried out the aerial bombing of militia positions in Tripoli.

Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Tripoli

2014-08-18 08:09

Unidentified war planes are flying over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions are being heard, residents say, adding the cause is unclear.

Libya's parliament challenges militias

2014-08-13 21:25

Libya's parliament has voted to disband the country's militia brigades and called on the United Nations to protect civilians in an effort to end the worst fighting.

Libya's president to be elected by popular vote

2014-08-12 16:34

Libya's new parliament has agreed that the next president would be elected by a popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions.

Libya clashes spread towards oil port

2014-08-08 05:00

Clashes in Libya have spread from Tripoli to the western town of Zawiya near Tunisia's border, where a large oil port is located, local town council officials say.

Libya congress calls for UN-backed ceasefire

2014-08-07 11:26

Libya's house of representatives has called for an immediate ceasefire under UN supervision to end three weeks of clashes among rival factions that have killed more than 200 people.

Sudanese killed in Libya

2014-08-06 18:38

Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Khartoum says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals.

Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

2014-08-05 11:42

Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker.

Libya inaugurates new parliament, fighting continues

2014-08-04 15:24

More than 150 members of Libya's newly elected parliament have held their first official meeting in the eastern city of Tobruk as militias continued to battle over the oil-rich nation's largest cities.

UK, other evacuees from Libya land in Malta

2014-08-04 14:21

A total of 110 British and other European nationals, including pregnant women and babies, have arrived in Malta after being evacuated from strife-torn Libya by Britain's Royal Navy, British officials say.

Libyan factions keep fighting over airport

2014-08-03 16:28

Libya's government said 22 people had been killed in the latest battles between armed factions to control Tripoli airport, and fighting left a huge fire raging at the city's fuel depot.

Tunisia closes borders with Libya

2014-08-01 22:16

Tunisia has closed its border crossing with Libya after people fleeing violence tried to break through.

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