Libya


Libya unity govt bid hits snag

2016-02-10 21:59

Efforts to hammer out a Libyan unity government are stumbling over the defence portfolio, as the internationally recognised parliament sets a new deadline for a line-up.

Airstrike hits college in eastern Libyan city

2016-02-07 22:53

A Libyan parliamentarian says an airstrike has hit a medical college in a populated area of the eastern city of Darna, killing four people.

Fear stalks Libya's growing jihadist haven

2016-02-04 19:46

Public beheadings and roving jihadist gangs are terrifying residents in the Islamic State group's Libyan stronghold of Sirte.

Nigeria president warns of Libya 'time bomb'

2016-02-03 20:35

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the international community to help end the turmoil in Libya, warning that it was creating a "strategic time bomb" for Africa and Europe.

US, Italy warn of rising ISIS threat in Libya

2016-02-02 15:59

The United States and Italy has warned that the Islamic State group is expanding its reach, threatening to seize Libya and launch attacks in Western countries.

Western powers make plans to hit ISIS in Libya

2016-01-31 21:08

British, French and US military personnel have travelled to Libya to identify potential targets for airstrikes against ISIS forces, a report says.

Obama vows to counter ISIS in Libya

2016-01-29 07:53

President Barack Obama says the United States would tackle ISIS beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, as he signaled an increased focus on Libya.

New Libya government to be proposed in 10 days

2016-01-26 16:04

A revamped Libyan unity government will be proposed within 10 days, after the internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up in a blow to peace efforts.

Libya peace agreement at risk

2016-01-25 23:32

A UN-backed peace agreement to end the split between Libya's two rival governments has run into trouble.

Fires rage after jihadists attack Libya oil facilities

2016-01-22 05:34

Oil facilities in northern Libya have been set ablaze as ISIS launches fresh attacks to seize key export terminals.

 

Libya needs extra week to form unity govt

2016-02-08 22:05

Libya's presidential council says it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up.

ISIS numbers go down in Iraq, Syria

2016-02-04 22:32

A US defence official says intelligence assessments show that the number of Islamic State fighters has decreased in Iraq and Syria, but is increasing in Libya

EU appeals for Libyan unity government, warns of chaos

2016-02-04 08:23

The EU is urging Libya's factions to support a broad-based unity government or face the prospect of more chaos.

Libyan lawmakers sacked for signing UN-backed unity deal

2016-02-03 07:34

Libya's unrecognised Islamist-backed parliament on Tuesday dismissed 10 lawmakers who signed a UN-brokered deal to set up a national unity government, members said.

New Libya govt must have Tripoli HQ: UN envoy

2016-02-02 05:11

UN envoy Martin Kobler has urged the speedy formation of a Libyan national unity government and said it should be installed in the capital Tripoli.

Obama looks to take fight to Islamic State in Libya

2016-01-30 14:27

US President Barack Obama has asked key advisors to draw up options for ratcheting up the fight against the Islamic State group, including opening a new front in Libya.

Libya asks to be labelled top health emergency

2016-01-28 05:19

Libya has asked the World Health Organization to raise the emergency level in the country to the highest category.

Libya lost $68bn from attacks on oil, industry chief says

2016-01-26 07:22

Libya will fall further into chaos if its factions don't quickly form a unity government, the head of the state oil company warns, noting the country has already lost some $68bn in oil sales amid political infighting.

Army spat threatens Libya peace process

2016-01-22 20:20

New divisions have emerged in Libya's eastern army after a military spokesperson accused its top commander of corruption.

Sudan will not allow ISIS to use its territory - reports

2016-01-20 10:55

The head of Sudan's powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) vowed Islamic State group jihadists would not be allowed to use the country to cross into Libya, a media source reports.

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