Libya


Human rights a luxury - HRW

2015-01-29 16:34

Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, says Human Rights Watch, warning that abuses fuel crises.

Foreigners die as gunmen storm Tripoli hotel

2015-01-27 17:10

At least eight people, including five foreigners, have been killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages

2015-01-27 13:59

Gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners, killings at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official says.

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-01-26 15:22

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Libya army declares ceasefire after UN talks

2015-01-18 21:14

Libya's army has announced a ceasefire, joining an Islamist-backed militia alliance in declaring a truce that the UN hailed as a "significant" step towards ending months of violence.

ISIS claims attack on Algerian embassy in Libya

2015-01-17 22:34

Assailants lobbed explosives at Algeria's embassy in the Libyan capital Saturday, wounding three people, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

EU welcomes 'initial progress' in Libya talks

2015-01-17 14:27

The European Union's top diplomat has welcomed the 'initial progress' made in UN-brokered talks to end Libya's civil war, conducted this week in Geneva.

Libya fires at trawler carrying petrol

2015-01-15 14:52

A Libyan warplane has attacked a fishing trawler carrying petrol to the port of Benghazi this week after suspecting it was supplying Islamist militants.

Warning of jihadist threat, Libya PM pleads for help

2015-01-12 15:34

The head of Libya's recognised government has pleaded for more help from the international community, warning that the country could become a dangerous haven for jihadists on Europe's doorstep.

Turkey urges citizens to leave Libya 'quickly'

2015-01-08 15:27

Turkey has urged all Turkish citizens remaining in Libya to leave “quickly” due to the deteriorating security situation in the conflict-torn country.

Libya parliament speaker says no to foreign military action

2015-01-06 09:00

The speaker of Libya’s internationally recognised parliament says his government is against any Western military intervention in his country.

UN postpones Libya peace talks again

2015-01-05 14:16

The UN has postponed peace talks between Libya’s warring factions which had been scheduled for this week without announcing a new date.

At least 20 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

2015-01-03 16:20

A priest and a witness say masked gunmen in central Libya have kidnapped 20 Coptic Christians from Egypt.

France wants action on Libya

2015-01-03 11:17

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says world powers must tackle instability in Libya but he stopped short of openly backing the military intervention.

France: Stop Libya from becoming terrorist haven

2015-01-01 16:01

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called upon the international community to act to prevent Libya from becoming a "sanctuary for terrorists”.

 

No military solution to Libya: AU

2015-01-29 05:00

Ending conflict in Libya can only be achieved through a political deal, Libyan and regional leaders say.

ISIS claims responsibility for Tripoli hotel siege

2015-01-27 14:37

Militants from ISIS in Libya have claimed an assault on a Tripoli hotel popular with foreigners, setting off a car bomb that left at least one dead.

Libya deputy minister freed after brief kidnapping

2015-01-26 16:31

A Libyan deputy foreign minister has been released, a day after his kidnapping by gunmen in the eastern city of Ai-Baida where the recognised government is based, his ministry says.

Libya oil production down - rival minister

2015-01-26 12:20

Oil output from Libya, where ports and oilfields have been shut due to fighting, has fallen to 363 000 barrels a day with exports at about 200 000.

Oil embargo an option for peace in Libya

2015-01-18 16:30

An oil embargo is one tactic the European Union could use to press for a solution to the crisis in Libya, according to the EU's diplomatic service.

3 wounded in bombing at Algerian Embassy in Libya

2015-01-17 18:30

A bomb thrown near the Algerian Embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has wounded three security guards, Libyan security officials say.

Libyan factions agree on agenda for unity govt

2015-01-16 13:04

Libya’s warring factions have agreed on an “agenda” to form a unity government after two days of the UN-brokered talks in Geneva, the UN says.

Time running out for Libya peace talks - UN

2015-01-09 20:55

The UN has called for Libya's warring factions to resume peace talks "before it is too late" after its envoy to the violence-plagued state met with rival camps.

Mali appeals for international intervention in Libya

2015-01-07 12:27

Mali’s foreign minister has told the UN Security Council that an international force could help stabilise Libya and the entire Sahel region and check the threat from Islamist groups.

Libya strike on tanker draws Greek anger

2015-01-05 21:26

Libya's internationally recognised government says its aircraft bombed an oil tanker off the Islamist-held port of Derna.

2 dead as unknown aircraft bombs Greek tanker in Libyan port

2015-01-05 13:05

Greek authorities say an unidentified warplane has bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship in the eastern Libyan port of Darna, killing two crew members and injuring two more.

Libyan on trial for US embassy bombings dies

2015-01-03 14:05

The wife of a Libyan accused of being an al-Qaeda member involved in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa says he has died of complications from liver surgery.

Libya sees more progress in extinguishing fire at oil terminal

2015-01-02 09:21

Libya has made more progress in extinguishing a fire at oil storage at the country’s biggest oil port, Es Sider, that has been raging for one week, a member of a fire-fighting crew says.

Libya unrest: Gaddafi’s ex-aide accuses West

2015-01-01 12:46

The West bears a portion of the blame for the ongoing unrest in Libya, where rival militia are locked in a heightened power struggle, according to a former close aide of the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

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