EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

2017-11-23 22:44

The EU has said it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

2017-11-23 08:38

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30 000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister says.

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

2017-11-22 15:42

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalising on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

UN chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

2017-11-21 10:54

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity

UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

2017-11-18 17:53

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

2017-11-17 16:15

Egyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

2017-11-17 06:42

Prosecutors in the US are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya.

EU co-operation with Libya to stem migrant flow 'inhuman': UN

2017-11-14 12:58

The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the UN says.

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

2017-11-12 15:10

A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN says.

Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat

2017-11-09 21:17

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq.


Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army

2017-11-23 10:01

The Egyptian army has destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, a statement says.

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

2017-11-22 19:07

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

Libya's parliament votes in favour of UN road map

2017-11-21 17:25

A Libyan spokesperson says parliament has voted in favour of the United Nations' new action plan, which gives new life to stalled political talks and aims at healing divisions.

Libya to probe 'slave auction' footage

2017-11-20 15:53

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government has announced, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

African Union calls for Libya 'slave market' probe

2017-11-18 15:03

The African Union has called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

2017-11-17 12:39

Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Autopsies of 26 migrant girls find that most drowned

2017-11-16 15:01

Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies has reported.

ISIS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

2017-11-14 10:00

Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate.

Egypt's ISIS affiliate kills 10 people in Sinai convoy attack

2017-11-10 15:03

Militants from an Islamic State affiliate ambushed a convoy of cement trucks from an army factory in the central Sinai Peninsula, killing eight civilian employees and two soldiers, security officials have said.

Nigeria urges UN probe into deaths of 26 female migrants

2017-11-09 15:58

Nigeria has called for an international inquiry after 26 women and girls drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

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