Malta PM makes lightening visit to Libya

2016-05-04 17:02

Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has become the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a Libyan unity government following a United Nations-brokered agreement.

Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of dead migrants

2016-05-03 21:00

Improved sea conditions are permitting the Italian navy to resume a complex operation to recover a sunken fishing boat with the bodies of hundreds of migrants inside.

Libya unity govt wants joint military force to combat ISIS

2016-04-28 23:13

Libya's new unity government has announced plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the North African country.

Several Egyptians killed in clashes with smugglers in Libya

2016-04-28 08:04

At least a dozen Egyptians have been killed in clashes with smugglers in central Libya, Egypt's Foreign Ministry says.

New Libyan government takes over more ministries

2016-04-25 23:31

Libya's new unity government has taken control of more ministries in Tripoli including foreign affairs as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country.

Libya unity government seeks EU accord on migrants

2016-04-23 09:00

Libya's Vice President Ahmed Maetig has expressed hope that the European Union will enter into an agreement with his country similar to that between the EU and Turkey restricting the flow of migrants to Europe.

Italy close to raising migrant disaster ship

2016-04-19 07:41

Italy's navy says work to salvage a sunken trawler filled with the corpses of migrants is progressing, but that the wreck will not be brought to port before next month.

UN urges backing for Libya unity govt

2016-04-17 22:07

The United Nations' Libya envoy urged lawmakers to back a unity government as he landed in Tripoli on the eve of a crucial confidence vote.

French, German FMs in Libya to back unity govt

2016-04-16 17:47

The foreign ministers of France and Germany have made an unannounced visit to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government.

Another car bomb in Libya's Misrata

2016-04-13 18:01

A car bomb attack on a security post in the Libyan city of Misrata has left one dead and four wounded.


PICS: Tripoli cafes offer Libyans taste of normality

2016-05-04 10:33

Weaving between tables at a seaside restaurant in Libya's capital bearing freshly baked rosemary bread, Abdelmuttaleb Twigiri shuttles between the wood-fired oven and his customers in a blur of hospitality.

Tanker carrying illegal Libya oil forced back to port

2016-05-01 22:04

An Indian-flagged tanker has been forced to return a shipment of oil smuggled out of Libya, according to the country's National Oil Corporation.

UN condemns killing of 12 Egyptians, 3 others in Libya

2016-04-28 09:25

The United Nations' Libya envoy has condemned the killing of 12 Egyptians and three Libyan nationals in a string of incidents in the central town of Bani Walid.

No Italian military intervention planned for Libya

2016-04-27 07:26

An Italian senator says no military intervention is 'on the agenda' for Libya.

NATO to close Libya migrant route to Europe

2016-04-25 23:25

NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe.

Algeria official in Libya in fresh support for unity govt

2016-04-20 22:11

Algeria hopes to reopen its Libya embassy soon, the country's minister of Maghreb affairs as he visited Tripoli in the latest show of support for the UN-backed government.

Libya parliament postpones vote

2016-04-19 07:41

Libya's parliament has postponed a vote of confidence on a new UN-backed unity government seeking to assert its authority.

Fresh clashes in Tripoli

2016-04-17 17:02

Clashes have broken out in Tripoli just hours after a visit by the French and German foreign ministers in the first outbreak of violence since the arrival of the UN-backed government.

French, UK, Spanish envoys in Libyan capital

2016-04-14 20:00

Ambassadors of France, Britain and Spain have arrived in Tripoli as the international community tries to shore up the new unity government for Libya.

Italy rescues 4 000 migrants in two days

2016-04-13 05:16

Italy's coastguard says it has rescued about 4 000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes.

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