Libya's Haftar ready to fight Turkish forces if talks fail

2020-02-21 15:06

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has vowed to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva fail, in comments to a Russian news agency.

Libya's Mitiga airport closes again amid threats from Haftar

2020-01-23 14:38

Closure of Tripoli's only working airport comes ahead of talks aimed at finding a political solution to Libyan conflict.

US, Egypt urge calm in Libya amid Tripoli offensive

2019-05-29 20:00

The United States and Egypt, a key backer of Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar, have called for calm as the strongman pressed ahead in his offensive on Tripoli.

Libya says death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 61

2018-09-05 09:50

The death toll from more than a week of fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has climbed to at least 61 people, including civilians, Libyan authorities have sai, as the UN expressed alarm over the fate of detained migrants and Libyans already displaced by years of unrest.

Checkpoint attack kills six Libyan soldiers - ministry

2018-08-24 13:44

An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten has killed six soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, an interior ministry source has said.

UN calls on Libya to crack down on militias

2018-08-20 20:22

The United Nations has called on Libya's internationally recognised government to crack down on armed groups obstructing the work of state institutions in the chaos-wracked country.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

2018-07-13 12:59

A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar says.

ICC unveils second arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

2018-07-05 14:29

The International Criminal Court revealed it has issued a second arrest warrant for a Libyan military commander accused of shooting dead 10 jihadist prisoners after a Benghazi mosque attack.

Libya strongman rejects any foreign military presence to stem migration

2018-06-30 13:01

The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar have rejected any foreign military presence in the south of the country to stem migration, after EU leaders struck a deal to deter Mediterranean crossings.

Washington, allies demand Libyan oil terminals be returned to UN-backed government

2018-06-28 12:30

Washington and its allies have demanded that two key oil installations in the east of the country be returned to control of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, having fallen into the hands of a rival strongman.


Why African countries seek greater role in Libya peace process

2020-01-29 14:07

Summit in Congo comes almost two weeks after world powers met in Berlin to end foreign meddling in North African state.

Libya ceasefire nigh? Putin to attend Libya peace conference

2020-01-17 21:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a peace conference on Libya in Germany on Sunday, as world powers step up efforts to find a lasting ceasefire.

UN envoy: Libya lurching from emergencies as extremists grow

2018-09-06 16:14

The UN envoy for Libya has said the country has lurched from one emergency to another in recent weeks and warned that the Islamic State extremist group is expanding its operations and Libya could become a refuge for terrorist groups of all persuasions.

Libya in chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-09-04 13:45

Libya, which has seen more than a week of deadly clashes between rival militias around Tripoli, fell into chaos with the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

Checkpoint attack kills four Libyan soldiers - mayor

2018-08-23 15:25

An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten has killed four soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, the town's mayor has said.

French foreign minister visits Libya in election push

2018-07-24 12:28

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has pushed a deal paving the way for elections in Libya during a visit to the chaos-ridden country.

Libya resumes oil exports from east

2018-07-11 12:50

Libya is resuming oil exports from its eastern production heartland, its National Oil Corporation said after a showdown between the war-torn country's rival authorities.

All oil exports suspended from Libya's east: national firm

2018-07-02 15:32

All oil exports from Libya's east have been suspended after operations halted at two key ports, the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation said Monday, in a further blow to the vital sector.

Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

2018-06-29 14:08

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias.

Libya govt says oil exports by rival administration 'illegal'

2018-06-26 16:28

Libya's UN-backed government has warned that any oil exports by a rival administration in the east would be illegal after the region's military strongman handed over its key export ports.

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