Europe-bound migrants arrested in Libya

2015-10-08 19:37

Libyan authorities said almost 300 migrants, a third of them from Senegal, have been arrested as they prepared to board boats for the crossing to Europe.

Explosion near Libya parliament in session

2015-10-07 21:31

There has been an explosion near the Libya parliament while it was in session.

Libya peace talks resume

2015-10-05 22:02

Libya's rival factions have resumed talks in Morocco to try to move forward with a UN-brokered peace deal and agree on a national unity government.

German diplomat to become UN envoy to Libya

2015-10-02 10:56

A top German diplomat has been named to become the UN’s new special envoy for Libya, according to diplomats in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Tunisian troops seize arms, papers with ISIS symbol near Libyan border

2015-10-01 13:00

Tunisian troops have seized arms and documents bearing the symbol of Islamic State from two cars near the Libyan border, as authorities tighten security following two major attacks this year, officials say.

German navy rescues migrants

2015-09-29 15:59

A German navy ship is sailing off the coast of Libya rescuing migrants in distress and looking for people smugglers.

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

2015-09-29 12:25

President Barack Obama says the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

UN Libya envoy says text of peace deal finalised

2015-09-22 17:45

UN envoy Bernardino Leon says that a final text of a peace deal for war-torn Libya has been reached at talks in the Moroccan resort of Skhirate.

ISIS claims attack on Tripoli airport, 3 killed

2015-09-18 15:35

Militants have attacked Tripoli’s airport and killed three security personnel, a Libyan official says, in an assault claimed by the ISIS jihadist group.

Zuma is a hypocrite on Libya - Malema

2015-09-17 15:56

EFF leader Julius Malema has called President Jacob Zuma a hypocrite after statements he made about Libya and the migrant crisis in Europe.


Libyan officials don't agree on national unity government

2015-10-08 11:21

Libyan lawmakers have not yet reached agreement on a national unity go0vernment that is meant to stitch the oil-rich but chaotic north African country back together, a UN envoy says.

Nearly 100 migrants reported dead off Libya – IOM

2015-10-06 14:06

Nearly 100 migrants are reported to have died in the Mediterranean off Libya since Sunday, the International Organisation for Migration says, citing unconfirmed reports from the Libyan Red Crescent.

Libyan Red Crescent says bodies of 95 migrants washed ashore

2015-10-04 21:58

Libyan Red Crescent spokesman says bodies of 95 migrants found washed ashore in past 5 days

ISIS attacks forces guarding Libya oil port – official

2015-10-02 07:28

ISIS militants have attacked forces guarding one of Libya’s main oil ports with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official says.

Over 520 000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean this year

2015-09-29 21:14

More than 520 000 migrants have made the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Libya coastguard rescues at least 346 migrants

2015-09-29 15:43

The Libyan coastguard says it has rescued 346 migrants, almost 100 of them women and children, crammed onto rubber boats and stranded off the country’s coast.

EU urges Libya parties to grasp peace deal

2015-09-23 14:00

The EU is urging Libya’s warring factions to grasp the opportunity of a new peace deal and is promising massive backing once a unity government is formed.

Libya peace talks stall as deadline looms

2015-09-18 21:00

Libya’s UN-brokered peace talks have met with objections on both sides, making a much awaited deal of a unity government in the war-torn country unlikely before a deadline.

Libya arrests 124 migrants bound for Europe

2015-09-18 15:00

Libyan authorities have arrested more than 100 people near Tripoli as they were preparing to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a coastguard official says.

Libya's Tripoli govt captures Russia-flagged tanker smuggling oil

2015-09-17 14:07

Military forces allied with Libya’s self-declared government in Tripoli say they have captured a Russian-flagged oil tanker and its crew trying to smuggle oil from the port of Zawara.

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