UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya

2019-05-22 13:11

The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".

Libya air strikes point to possible UAE involvement - UN report

2019-05-07 15:38

United Nations experts are investigating missile strikes near Libya's capital that were fired likely using Chinese-made drones and point to possible involvement by the United Arab Emirates, a confidential report shows.

Eight soldiers killed in attack on Haftar camp in south Libya

2019-05-05 21:31

A source in Haftar's Libyan National Army blamed ISIL and tribesmen opposing the renegade commander for the attack.

How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

2019-04-24 16:19

As some Libyan officials and Italian media warn of exodus, experts say it is impossible to predict impact on migration.

Libya clashes resume with 35 dead, thousands displaced

2019-04-09 11:18

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar pushed on with his assault on Tripoli, defying international calls for a ceasefire days into a battle that has left dozens dead.

Swazi King tells Ramaphosa he has Gadaffi's 'missing millions' that were hidden at Nkandla - report

2019-04-07 10:17

Libyan military authorities have asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to help recover a stash of cash, estimated to about R442m, belonging to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

2019-02-17 07:41

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital and are demanding the release of a comrade held in Tunisia, a rights activist said on Saturday.

UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

Desolation, dismay await Libya displaced

2019-01-27 10:55

"Our town has been looted, homes wrecked and olive trees torched," Moftah Mohammed said in dismay on returning home to Al-Gawalesh in western Libya after years wandering from place to place.

UN organising national conference in Libya in coming weeks

2019-01-19 14:07

The United Nations is seeking to hold a conference in Libya in the coming weeks to agree on a national agenda to rebuild the fractured north African nation and spell out the path to elections, the UN says.


UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert

2019-05-15 21:36

The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him dropped.

Libya conflict: Tripoli residents feel the pinch in Ramadan

2019-05-07 07:43

For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of mercy and forgiveness, but Libyans in Tripoli are worried if there is no ceasefire imposed it could become a month of more suffering and hardship.

What can be done about the refugees trapped in Libya's fighting?

2019-05-04 12:52

Many refugees who hope to migrate to Europe from Africa, end up in Libya first.

WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

2019-04-19 11:44

The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organisation said.

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.

WATCH: Libyan militias capture Haftar's forces marching on Tripoli

2019-04-06 11:53

Libyan militias vow to confront rival army commander's attempt to seize Tripoli, raising prospect of renewed civil war.

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

2019-02-13 11:46

The goal of the summit would be to set the framework for nationwide polls to take place in October.

East Libyan forces say they've taken southern oil field

2019-02-08 06:42

Libyan forces from the east say they have taken control of the southern Shahara oil field, part of an expansion of General Khalifa Hifter's control over Libya's main revenue generator

Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives

2019-01-20 19:06

Pope Francis has decried the loss of 170 lives of migrants recently in the Mediterranean Sea.

Fighting flares up in Libyan capital, killing 1, wounding 17

2019-01-17 14:45

Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a UN-brokered cease-fire

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