Libya


At least 9 hurt as heavy fire paralyses Libya capital

2017-02-24 22:07

Armed groups traded fire with heavy weapons in the centre of Tripoli, injuring at least nine people and paralysing the Libyan capital, residents and the Red Crescent have said.

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container

2017-02-23 20:22

Red Crescent official says 13 African migrants have died of suffocation inside shipping container while being transported in Libya.

Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attack

2017-02-22 21:46

A Libyan spokesperson says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a car bomb.

Red Crescent: At least 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

2017-02-21 19:00

Libya's Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Libya PM convoy comes under fire, no wounded: unity govt

2017-02-20 17:30

The convoy of Libya's contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, came under gunfire in Tripoli , without causing any casualties, his administration has said.

Italy probes private migrant aid vessels off Libya

2017-02-17 20:45

The fleet of privately-run aid vessels rescuing migrants off the Libyan coast and bringing them to Italy is "of interest" to Italian investigators, a Sicilian prosecutor has said

Hundreds flee Malian village after deadly clash

2017-02-15 21:57

Clashes have forced 600 people to flee their homes in central Mali as traditional herding communities battle with farmers over accusations of jihadist infiltration and land use in areas hit by climate change.

Libya rivals agree to explore ways to end rift: Egypt

2017-02-15 17:49

Rival powers in Libya have agreed to form a committee to explore amending a UN-backed deal to end the country's political turmoil, Egypt has announced after hosting talks.

13 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed: army

2017-02-14 20:46

Egypt's army has announced the release of 13 Egyptians kidnapped in eastern Libya, which has been plagued by chaos and security problems since 2011.

 

East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

2017-02-24 06:08

Authorities in control of eastern Libya have imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance.

Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya shores, survivor says

2017-02-22 21:46

A survivor of this week's deadly migrant boat disaster says over 100 migrants drowned off the Libyan coast when their boat lost its engine shortly after starting their perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

Libya trial of Gaddafi cadres 'seriously' flawed: UN

2017-02-21 20:06

A trial of dozens of aides to ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is failing to uphold international rights norms in its treatment of defendants, a United Nations report says.

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore

2017-02-21 16:19

Libya's Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya, but reports say more bodies could surface.

Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian

2017-02-20 18:34

Eastern Libyan military authorities have issued a ban on women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was 'serious mistake'

2017-02-18 19:30

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the US decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the UN political mission in Libya was "a serious mistake".

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Egypt chief-of-staff mediates between Libyan rivals in Cairo

2017-02-15 20:02

Egypt's chief-of-staff has mediated between two Libyan rivals who refused to meet face to face in Cairo but later agreed to form a committee to renegotiate a UN peace deal.

Head of Libya's unity govt to meet rival army chief

2017-02-14 21:54

The head of Libya's unity government and a rival army chief were to meet in Cairo to find a solution to turmoil in the country, a government official says.

Libya repatriates nearly 200 migrants to Niger

2017-02-14 18:42

Libya has repatriated nearly 200 illegal migrants from Niger who had been held in detention centres in the capital, an AFP photographer said.

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