Algerian president calls Libya's Tripoli a 'red line'

2020-01-07 17:30

The head of Libya's internationally recognised government has met the Algerian president during an official visit to discuss the heightened tensions in his country.

Gaddafi millions: SA will investigate if Libya wants it to

2019-04-08 20:34

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will probe allegations that late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's loot of millions made its way from Nkandla's bunker to eSwatini – if the Libyan government wants it to do so.

Libya PM calls for 'common vision' ahead of crisis talks

2018-11-09 20:53

The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, has urged the international community to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit north African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

2018-10-29 12:00

Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

Gunmen storm Libya's national oil company headquarters

2018-09-10 12:59

Libya's UN-backed government says gunmen have stormed the headquaters of the country's national oil company in the capital Tripoli and taken hostages.

Official: ISIS-linked group kills 2 policemen in eastern Libya

2018-07-25 10:13

A Libyan official says militants with links to the extremist Islamic State group have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east of Libya.

Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

2018-07-18 14:38

Libya's state oil company says it has halted crude exports at its Zawiya terminal due to falling production after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped.

Children among 8 migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

2018-07-17 10:17

At least eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces say.

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.

Libyan coast guard rescues 200 migrants bound for Europe

2018-06-27 15:26

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 200 African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.


Libya govt urges military aid from 'friendly' countries

2019-12-20 21:01

Libya's UN-recognised unity government has urged five "friendly countries" to implement military deals as it seeks to repel the forces of an eastern-based strongman fighting to seize the capital.

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-11-12 11:25

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

2018-11-06 14:00

Russia and China have refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

Libyan officials say unknown missiles hit Tripoli airport

2018-09-12 14:21

Government and airport officials say missiles have been fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to anther airport to the south.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

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.

Libyan coast guard rescues some 160 Europe-bound migrants

2018-07-18 08:22

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted about 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.

Libya says 8 migrants suffocated inside shipping container

2018-07-16 22:23

Libya says at least 8 people, mainly children, died of suffocation inside a shipping container crammed with migrants in the western coastal city of Zuwara.

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's forces say key oil ports recaptured

2018-06-22 11:32

A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar says it has recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia.

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