At least 23 civilians killed in Libya in October

2017-11-02 14:42

The United Nations says violence in Libya killed at least 23 civilians across the north African country last month.

Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

2017-09-18 14:00

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports say.

UN trying to improve 'terrible' migrant detention conditions in Libya

2017-09-14 14:14

The UN agency for migration is trying to improve "terrible" conditions for migrants detained in Libya, and repatriate those willing and able to go home, its deputy head says.

Libya seizes foreign tanker, trawler

2017-08-31 08:34

Libya has seized a foreign oil tanker and trawler off the country's western coast and detained their crews for questioning in Tripoli, the navy and coastguard said.

Libya committee votes in favour of constitutional draft

2017-07-31 16:28

A committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted in favour of a draft, paving the way for parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents.

News of Saif al-Islam’s release: regional politics fuels rumour mill in Libya

2017-07-03 17:01

The news of Saif al-Islam's release should be taken with a pinch of salt. During the past six years of warfare in Libya the fabrication of news has become common practice, writes Ilia Xypolia.

Libya: Breeding and training ground for jihadists

2017-05-26 10:01

Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants.

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

2017-05-10 06:12

Libya's foreign minister says a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

Libya rescues 420 migrants off its coast: navy

2017-03-21 07:08

Libya has in two days rescued 420 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a navy spokesperson says, but three were found dead and 30 reported missing.

Key forces battling for control in Libya

2017-03-17 10:00

Dozens of armed factions have battled for control of oil-rich Libya since the 2011 fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi.


Italy urges Libyan general to work with UN stabilising plan

2017-09-27 11:24

Italian officials have urged Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter to "contribute effectively" to the UN effort to stabilise Libya, and ruled out any military solution to end Libya's chaos.

Libya trafficker's militia in deadly clash with security forces

2017-09-18 12:28

A Libyan militia led by a former people trafficker has clashed with security forces at a checkpoint in the western city of Sabratha, leaving one dead, a security official says.

French FM in Tripoli vows to help resolve Libya crisis

2017-09-05 10:05

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has held talks in Tripoli, pledging his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos.

UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

2017-08-29 08:50

The UN has called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya, many of whom have been subjected to appalling human rights abuses including "extreme violence".

Libya rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach

2017-07-05 08:30

A rocket has hit a beach in Tripoli, killing five people, including at least one child, and wounding 25 others, the Libyan health ministry says.

Libya: Once El Dorado, now hell for migrants

2017-06-15 10:04

Once an El Dorado for those seeking work and advancement, Libya has turned into the seventh circle of hell for migrants whose experiences range from exploitation verging on slavery to kidnapping and torture.

Libyan general's forces lose 17 in push to take Benghazi

2017-05-10 15:03

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan general say they have lost at least 17 fighters in their two-day push to clear central parts of Benghazi from Islamists and their allies.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

2017-05-09 08:39

The Internationals Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor says.

Shooting in Libya's Tripoli during anti-militia demo

2017-03-18 13:30

Gunmen have opened fire in the Libyan capital as hundreds of people demonstrated against the presence of militias in Tripoli, where armed groups are key power brokers, witnesses say.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

2017-03-15 17:59

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government have overrun the headquarters of a rival militia as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source says.

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