Libya


10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya

2015-07-04 21:05

A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.

Libya a 'magnet' for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

2015-07-04 10:40

Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, says a Middle East analyst.

Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal

2015-07-02 12:04

The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya says he is “aspiring” to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco.

Libya peace talks stall again

2015-07-02 06:46

Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats of sanctions by the UN Security Council.

21 Libya soldiers die this week

2015-06-30 21:01

Fighting has raged between government forces and Islamists in eastern Libya, with 21 soldiers killed since the clashes broke out at the weekend.

Egypt's chief prosecutor injured in bomb blast

2015-06-29 11:56

Egypt’s chief prosecutor has been injured after a bomb blast hit his convoy in northern Cairo, health and security officials say.

Hillary Clinton emails: 15 missing

2015-06-26 08:06

A US official says the state department was unable to locate all or part of 15 emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server that was released this week by a congressional panel probing the 2012 attacks on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton ally praised her Libya 'success'

2015-06-23 07:10

An unofficial adviser to Hillary Clinton when she was US secretary of state told her during the 2011 rebellion that ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that history had "vindicated" her and the "successful strategy" of the US.

EU to use drones, subs against migrants

2015-06-22 18:55

The European Union will use submarines, warships, drones and helicopters in an operation to gather intelligence on gangs who smuggle thousands of asylum-seekers to Europe from Libya, officials say.

Five Libyan troops killed by mortar

2015-06-20 15:36

Sources say at least five Libyan troops have been killed after a mortar landed in the eastern city of Benghazi.

 

Five killed in east Libya car bomb attack: report

2015-07-04 14:33

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in a car bomb attack in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, national news agency LANA reported.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

UN threatens sanctions over Libya deal

2015-07-02 09:33

The UN has urged Libya’s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

Libyan PM hopes for agreement

2015-07-01 22:57

The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya hopes to reach a power-sharing peace agreement with his rivals to end a conflict that threatens to break up the country.

Libya agreement within reach, UN envoy says

2015-06-29 11:56

A peace agreement between Libya's two rival governments is within reach after talks in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat, the UN envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Libyan factions sit at same table in UN peace talks

2015-06-28 17:53

Officials from Libya's rival parliaments have sat down at the same table for the first time at the latest round of UN -backed peace talks in Morocco - a move negotiators saw as an important step to forming a unity government.

Libya rivals back in Morocco

2015-06-26 06:07

Libya's warring factions have arrived in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state.

Tripoli forces hit ISIS

2015-06-22 22:13

Libya's self-declared government in control of the capital Tripoli has launched air strikes on ISIS fighters in the city of Sirte.

Libya's Tripoli forces hit ISIS in Sirte with air strikes

2015-06-22 14:04

Libya’s self-declared government in Tripoli has carried out airstrikes on Islamic State militant positions in the city of Sirte, hitting a building where fighters had gathered, officials and witnesses say.

EU approves military to tackle migrant smugglers

2015-06-20 07:08

EU member states have approved plans to launch as early as next week the first phase of a military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean.

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