Libya


GOP Benghazi report faults security, no new Clinton claims

2016-06-28 18:31

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee have faulted the Obama administration for security at the diplomatic outpost during the deadly 2012 attacks, but produced no new allegations about then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Car bomb near Benghazi hospital kills 4 in eastern Libya

2016-06-25 14:25

Security and medical officials say a car bomb has gone off outside a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing four people and wounding 14

Arms depot blast kills scores near Libyan capital

2016-06-21 21:39

An explosion in an arms depot near the Libyan capital has killed at least 29 people wounded dozens of others, security and medical officials say.

EU boosts Libya naval mission, enforces arms embargo

2016-06-20 19:37

EU foreign ministers have agreed to boost the bloc's anti-people smuggling operation in the Mediterranean to include training of the Libyan coastguard and enforcing a UN arms embargo.

ISIS tries to break siege in Libya's Sirte

2016-06-19 21:03

ISIS supporters have tried to break a siege on their last holdouts in Sirte but have been pushed back by fighters allied to Libya's unity government.

UN calls for Libya's feuding forces to unite against ISIS

2016-06-14 07:18

UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution calling on Libya's feuding militias and security forces to unite and strengthen national security forces to defend the country from "terrorism."

Libyan forces brace for street battles against ISIS

2016-06-12 16:33

ISIS militants group have barricaded themselves in the centre of their stronghold in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, hoping to draw militias fighting to dislodge them into a protracted street battle.

Troops find bodies of handcuffed ISIS fighters

2016-06-10 18:00

A Libyan media official says pro-government forces have found the handcuffed bodies of ISIS militants inside army barracks in Sirte.

Libya's PM says victory over ISIS is near

2016-06-06 05:44

The prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government says "total victory" against the Islamic State group in its main stronghold is near.

UN seeks assurances from Libya over arms purchases

2016-06-04 18:35

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya's unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorise the purchases, diplomats say.

 

Dems: Clinton never denied Benghazi security

2016-06-28 06:31

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel have said in a report that security at the Libya facility the night of 9/11, 2012 was "woefully inadequate", but that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.

4 500 migrants rescued in Med on one day

2016-06-23 20:47

About 4 500 migrants have been were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean in a single day, the Italian coastguard says, averting another potential high seas disaster.

Libya pro-govt forces preparing 'decisive' Sirte assault

2016-06-21 19:39

Libya's unity government forces say they are preparing for a final assault on the Islamic State group's stronghold of Sirte, after repelling multiple counter-attacks from the surrounded jihadists.

Libya's eastern govt declares martial law

2016-06-20 05:49

The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament has declared martial law in areas under its control in a move to respond quickly to infiltration.

Libya PM calls for unity behind ISIS offensive

2016-06-14 16:24

The head of Libya's unity government has urged Libyans to rally behind forces battling to retake the city of Sirte from ISIS.

Libya's UN envoy condemns torture, killing of prisoners

2016-06-13 16:27

The United Nations envoy to Libya has condemned the torture and killing of 12 people after their release from a militia-run prison.

Libyan forces 'retake port' in Sirte

2016-06-11 16:47

Forces allied with Libya's unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist stronghold of Sirte from Islamic State group fighters encircled inside the city.

Libya unity govt forces enter ISIS bastion

2016-06-10 10:28

Fighting are raging for control of the Islamic State group's Libya stronghold of Sirte after unity government forces battled their way into the city centre.

More bodies wash up on Libyan beaches

2016-06-05 19:29

The bodies of 132 migrants trying to reach Europe have been found on western Libyan beaches over the past four days, the Red Crescent says.

Dozens of refugee bodies wash up on Libyan beaches

2016-06-03 07:12

Bodies of at least 85 people are recovered near Zuwarah in latest disaster involving refugees trying to reach Europe.

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