Libya


Libya's lawmakers say session halted after car burned outside

2015-05-26 14:04

Libya’s elected parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk has interrupted a session attended by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni after protesters burned a car outside the venue, lawmakers say.

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo

2015-05-25 21:07

Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders have met in Cairo with Egyptian authorities hoping to enlist their help in preventing Islamist violence from spilling over their shared border.

Libya arrests 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants

2015-05-23 21:57

Libyan authorities have arrested about 600 illegal migrants from African countries who were planning to sail to Europe, a coastguard official says.

Gambian migrants undeterred by trek horrors

2015-05-23 16:06

Despite warnings from shipwreck survivors and the international community, Gambians are refusing to abandon dreams of a new life in Europe.

19 pro-government forces killed in Libya

2015-05-21 18:49

The internationally-recognised government in Libya is making a new push to retake Benghazi from Islamic militants and so far 19 people have been killed.

Tunisia: 60 citizens released in Libya, many remain

2015-05-21 13:40

Tunisia’s foreign ministry says 60 of its citizens have been released from detention in Libya, leaving more than 100 still under arrest.

Migrant plan: Libya sends special envoy to talk with EU

2015-05-20 09:12

Libya says it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU’s proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers.

Migrant ships: Libya rejects EU military action

2015-05-19 05:00

Libya's internationally recognised government has rejected any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants.

Four children killed in Libya rocket attack

2015-05-13 21:25

Four children were killed in rocket attack on an area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi where ISIS claimed responsibility for a mortar attack.

Libya warns against sending ships to its waters

2015-05-12 23:55

Libya's internationally recognised government warned countries against sending vessels into its territorial waters without authorisation.

 

Libya tribal chiefs hope for a 'modern state'

2015-05-26 07:39

A four-day meeting of Libyan tribal leaders has opened in Egypt which is exploring ways to unite warring parties and bring peace to its oil-rich neighbour.

Libyan government warplanes attack ship near Sirte

2015-05-24 18:46

Warplanes from Libya's official government have attacked an oil tanker off the coast near the city of Sirte, officials say.

Activists denounce Africa's silence over migrants

2015-05-23 20:21

Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners.

Clinton e-mails reveal Benghazi militant fears

2015-05-21 21:07

One day after a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya, then secretary of state Hillary Clinton was told confidentially al-Qaeda linked militants were likely behind the assault.

Suicide car bomber kills 2 near Libya's Misrata – report

2015-05-21 14:48

A suicide bomber in a car has blown himself up at a checkpoint near Libya’s Misrata city, killing two guards, a report says, quoting military sources.

1 dead in clashes between Libya govt, ISIS

2015-05-20 15:59

Forces loyal to a self-declared Libyan government controlling the capital Tripoli have fought Islamic State fighters near the town of Sirte, killing one person and wounding seven, a government official says.

France, Niger forces kill 3 fighters, detain 3 others

2015-05-19 07:43

The French defence ministry says troops from France and Niger have killed three armed combatants and detained three others who tried to force their way through a checkpoint near the Libyan border.

EU backs naval mission to end migrant crisis

2015-05-18 21:03

EU nations have approved plans for an unprecedented naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers responsible for a flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Libya.

ICC wants probe of ISIS group in Libya

2015-05-13 06:27

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she is ready to investigate crimes committed by the Islamic State in Libya, where the United Nations is pushing for a peace deal.

Turkish cargo ship attacked off Libya, captain dead

2015-05-11 14:52

A captain on a Turkish cargo ship has been killed and several crew members have been injured after their vessel was attacked off the Libyan coast, Turkey’s foreign ministry says.

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