Libya


EU training mission for Libyan coastguard faces delay - sources

2016-09-25 22:00

The EU may have to delay the launch of a mission to train Libyan coastguard officers to stop migrant smugglers because of concerns over vetting, diplomats say.

Assessing the risk from Africa as Libya loses its chemical weapons

2016-09-23 09:24

Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities, writes Scott Firsing.

Rival accuses Libya govt's forces over deadly airstrike

2016-09-21 20:00

A rival Libyan administration has accused forces allied with the country's unity government of carrying out an air strike that killed seven civilians.

Helicopter crash in Libya kills 6, including aide to general

2016-09-20 20:00

Libyan medics say a helicopter has crashed near the eastern city where the internationally-recognised parliament is based, killing all six people on board, including the military adviser of a powerful general.

Libya's powerful general lashes at UN envoy for 'meddling'

2016-09-19 17:17

Libya’s powerful general, who answers to the parliament based in the country’s east, has criticised the UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, saying the top diplomat is “meddling” in Libyan affairs.

New fighting hits Libya's oil crescent - military source

2016-09-18 15:04

New fighting has erupted between forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government and those of a viral administration for control of key eastern oil ports.

235 000 migrants ready to head to Italy - UN

2016-09-15 19:00

At least 235 000 migrants in Libya are ready to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy as soon as the opportunity arises, the UN envoy Martin Kobler says.

Libyans hope to export from oil terminals seized by general

2016-09-14 19:01

Libya's state oil company says it hopes to resume exports from three terminals seized this week by forces loyal to a powerful general based in the east

UK MPs slam David Cameron over Libya chaos

2016-09-14 13:58

UK parliamentary report has found that the intervention by Britain and France to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 directly led to the rise of the Islamic State in the region, a report says.

Italy gives details of planned Libya military hospital

2016-09-13 19:54

Italy is to build a 50-bed military field hospital to treat injured Libyan government forces in the conflict-wracked north of the country, ministers say.

 

Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Papers show Libyan ISIS bridal dowries of guns, explosives

2016-09-23 08:01

Documents retrieved from Sirte, the ISIS’s last bastion in Libya, record the variety of dowries offered by militant grooms to their future wives.

Libyan official says 3 North Koreans freed from ISIS

2016-09-20 22:00

A Libyan official says three North Koreans kidnapped by the Islamic State group near the city of Sirte have been freed

2 Italian workers kidnapped in Libya

2016-09-20 14:25

Italy's foreign ministry says that two Italian workers have been kidnapped in Libya, declining, however, to provide further details.

Libyan loyalist bid to retake oil ports fails

2016-09-19 07:46

A counter-attack by fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports has been repelled by forces from a rival administration.

Libya's east-based parliament promotes powerful general

2016-09-15 21:00

Libya's internationally recognised parliament, which is based in the far east and effectively runs this part of the country, has promoted a powerful general.

Libya frees German migrant aid workers: NGO

2016-09-14 22:00

Two migrant aid workers from Germany Germany who were held by Libyan coastguards have been freed, the group Sea Eye says, adding that the circumstances of their arrest remain unclear.

Libya unity govt seeks talks after rival seizes oil ports

2016-09-14 15:38

The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government has called for urgent talks after forces loyal to a rival administration seized the main eastern oil ports in defiance of world powers.

Libya unity rivals seize final port in 'oil crescent': military

2016-09-14 07:15

Forces opposed to Libya's unity government have seized a fourth oil port, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country's "oil crescent", a military source says.

Libya: US, European allies condemn Haftar oil offensive

2016-09-13 12:29

The US and its major European allies have condemned an offensive by faction commander Khalifa Haftar against a string of oil ports in eastern Libya.

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