Libya


ISIS claims Libya suicide attack on strongman's forces

2018-02-23 10:50

The Islamic State group has claimed a suicide car bomb attack in central Libya against the forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar, a day after it killed three militiamen.

Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

2018-02-20 16:29

Libya's coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor has said.

At least 23 migrants killed in Libya truck crash: hospital

2018-02-14 13:09

At least 23 migrants have been killed and around 100 injured after the truck transporting them crashed in Libya, a hospital says.

One dead, 62 wounded in mosque attack in Libya's Benghazi

2018-02-09 19:30

Twin bomb blasts struck a mosque in Benghazi in eastern Libya on Friday, killing one person and wounding more than 62, the city's main hospital has said.

ICC-wanted Libya commander 'hands himself in' to strongman's forces

2018-02-07 15:34

A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges has announced he has handed himself in to the allied forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Libya condemns militia attacks against Tawergha minority

2018-02-05 16:34

Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli has condemned attacks against hundreds of displaced black Libyans known as Tawergha who are stranded in a camp while attempting to return home.

Libya gunmen block return of displaced from pro-Gaddafi town

2018-02-02 16:31

Armed groups have blocked thousands of displaced from returning to their homes in a town that supported Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in the country's 2011 revolution.

Rights group says displaced Libyans can't return to Benghazi

2018-02-02 08:30

Armed groups, some linked to the self-styled Libyan National Army, have prevented thousands of internally displaced families from returning to their homes in the eastern city of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch has said.

ICC prosecutor renews call for Libyan commander's arrest

2018-01-26 14:22

The ICC prosecutor is renewing calls on Libyan authorities to arrest a Libyan commander wanted by the court for war crimes, after he was linked to a shocking video purported to show brutal killings.

Death toll in car bombings in Libya's Benghazi rises to 33

2018-01-24 21:00

The death toll from a nighttime twin car bombing near a mosque in a residential area of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi rose to 33, authorities have said.

 

Three militiamen killed in Libya car bomb attack

2018-02-21 17:54

Three militiamen from forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar were killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack in the central Waddan region, a militia spokesperson has said.

Libya mired in chaos 7 years since Gaddafi fall

2018-02-15 21:07

Seven years since a revolution that ended four decades of dictatorship under Moammar Gaddafi, Libyans see no end in sight to the North African nation's chaotic transition to democracy.

Bombings at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kill 2, injure 75

2018-02-09 20:32

A Libyan official says twin bomb explosions at a mosque in the city of Benghazi have killed at least two people and wounded 75 others

UN hopes for Libya elections 'by end of 2018'

2018-02-08 17:35

UN envoy Ghassan Salame has said he hoped for elections in Libya by the end of 2018 but that conditions in the strife-torn country were not yet ready for polling.

Libya PM slams armed groups blocking return of displaced

2018-02-06 12:52

Libya's UN-backed government has accused gunmen of "terrorising" thousands of displaced after armed groups opened fire at them to prevent them from returning to their town.

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

2018-02-02 18:29

At least 90 people were feared dead in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency has said.

UN: At least 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

2018-02-02 14:12

The UN's migration agency says its partner agencies are reporting that 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler's boat mostly carrying Pakistani migrants capsizes off Libyan coast

ICC prosecutor renews call for Libyan commander's arrest

2018-01-26 20:00

The International Criminal Court prosecutor has issued a renewed appeal to Libyan authorities to arrest a Libyan commander wanted by the court for war crimes, after he was linked to a shocking video purported to show brutal killings.

UN demands handover of Libya commander after new killings

2018-01-25 16:30

The United Nations has demanded the immediate surrender of a Benghazi commander wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges after evidence emerged suggesting he had carried out new summary executions in Libya.

Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

2018-01-24 08:54

Libyan authorities say twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30.

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