Libya


2 000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

2016-05-24 06:47

Around 2 000 migrants seeking to reach Europe were plucked to safety from unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean in 15 operations off the coast of Libya the Italian coastguard service says.

ISIS attacks Libyan malitia

2016-05-19 22:02

ISIS has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings on a militia loyal to Libya's new UN-brokered unity government.

Libya unity govt wants aircraft

2016-05-17 22:01

Libya's new unity government wants bombers and helicopters to fight jihadists as it hailed international support for lifting a long standing embargo on weapons sales.

World powers to arm Libya unity government

2016-05-16 21:07

World powers support the lifting of an arms embargo on Libya and are ready to supply weapons to the country's new unity government to help it fight the growing threat posed by ISIS.

US ready to loosen Libya arms embargo

2016-05-14 10:01

The US government is ready to loosen a ban on arms exports to Libya, in a bid to help the country's fledgling unity government fight the Islamic State group, officials and diplomats say.

ISIS kills 4 Libyan soldiers in new foray

2016-05-12 18:11

ISIS jihadists, including two suicide bombers have killed four Libyan soldiers and wounded 24 in their latest foray into territory controlled by the UN-backed government.

Female Kenyan university student held for joining ISIS

2016-05-10 12:08

A female microbiology student at the Kenyatta University in Kenya is facing charges of joining the Islamic State terror group.

Libya, Tunisia eye anti-terrorist co-operation

2016-05-07 07:15

Neighbours Libya and Tunisia, which have been hit by a string of jihadist attacks, have pledged to co-operate in the fight against terrorism.

Libya militia scramble to halt ISIS advance

2016-05-06 16:14

Commanders in Libya's third city Misrata have rushed militiamen to a key crossroads after it was overrun by the Islamic State group.

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.

 

India bans nationals from travelling to Libya

2016-05-23 20:16

India has banned its nationals from travelling to Libya for any reason, citing potentially deadly security threats.

African nations back moves to arm Libya govt

2016-05-18 18:01

The AU has thrown its weight behind Italian and US-led moves to stabilise Libya that include arming a national unity government to fight Islamic State militants.

Republican lawyer backs White House on Benghazi

2016-05-16 23:30

The US military acted properly the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general.

Powers gather to discuss mounting ISIS threat in Libya

2016-05-16 08:42

Major powers have gathered in the Austrian capital to discuss the expanding presence of the Islamic State jihadist group in Libya, just across the Mediterranean from Europe.

EU naval mission 'failing' on people smuggling

2016-05-13 21:31

The European Union's naval mission to combat people trafficking off the Libyan coast is "failing" and has only succeeded in forcing smugglers to change their tactics, a British parliamentary report says.

Libya gets 'Presidential Guard'

2016-05-10 22:02

Libya's government of national unity has announced the creation of a new military force to protect government buildings, border posts, vital installations and VIPs.

Libyan PM urges lifting of arms embargo, asset freeze

2016-05-08 21:33

Libya's new prime minister is calling on the international community to help the country bolster its fight against terrorism by lifting an arms embargo and unfreezing funds that remain under UN sanctions.

Rival assaults on ISIS stronghold deepen Libya's chaos

2016-05-06 22:30

From east and west, the forces of Libya's rival powers are each moving on the city of Sirte, vowing to free it from the hold of the Islamic State group.

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.

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