Libya


Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp

2018-05-26 18:01

More than 100 east African migrants have escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured, international agencies and local sources say.

Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2

2018-05-23 18:00

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel

UN envoy: Ending corruption and trafficking key in Libya

2018-05-22 16:32

The UN envoy for Libya warns that the oil-rich country's "perverse economic model" based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods "must be shattered" to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.

Amnesty says Europe complicit in Libyan abuse of migrants

2018-05-16 21:29

An international rights group says European countries share responsibility for hundreds of migrants intercepted by Libyan authorities and sent to "squalid detention centres."

More than 31 killed in Libya tribal clashes this month

2018-05-14 10:08

Fighting between rival tribes has rocked a southern Libya town for weeks has killed more than 31 people since the beginning of May, a medical source says.

Aid group: Migrants 'prefer to die' than return to Libya

2018-05-10 19:52

Aid workers say a group of migrants who were left at sea for over a day during a bureaucratic standoff were so afraid of being turned over to the Libyan coast guard that they were about to jump into the water because they "prefer to die."

ICC prosecutor: new arrest warrants expected soon in Libya

2018-05-10 16:03

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says her office is "steadily progressing" in its investigation of crimes committed in Libya and expects to issue new arrest warrants "in the near future."

Migrants accuse Italy of responsibility for Libyan abuses

2018-05-09 12:25

Seventeen Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by "subcontracting" their rescue to Libya.

Libya strongman announces offensive to take Derna from 'terrorists'

2018-05-08 17:30

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced a military offensive to take from "terrorists" the city of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya outside his forces' control.

Libyan coast guard intercepts more migrants in Mediterranean

2018-05-07 15:00

Libya's coast guard has intercepted hundreds of migrants, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea.

 

At least 7 dead in Benghazi attack: security source

2018-05-25 06:08

At least seven people were killed and around twenty others injured late Thursday in a car bomb attack in the centre of Benghazi in eastern Libya, a local security official says.

Suicide attack on strongman's forces kills 2 in east Libya

2018-05-22 17:57

A suicide attack against a checkpoint in eastern Libya killed at least two militiamen loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, a security source has said.

US references to Libya model ahead of Kim Summit confuse

2018-05-18 17:30

President Trump and his hawkish national security adviser have both referenced the Libya model ahead of the much-vaunted summit with North Korea's Kim Jun Un, but what is the historical context?

Libya hands over bodies of beheaded Christians to Egypt

2018-05-15 06:00

Libya's prosecutors say they have handed over the bodies of 20 Coptic Christian workers, who were beheaded on a beach in the coastal city of Sirte by Islamic State militants, to their families in Egypt.

UK apologises 'unreservedly' for role in Libyans' kidnapping

2018-05-10 21:01

Britain has acknowledged that its intelligence agents played a role in the kidnap and torture of an opponent of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and the man's wife in a rare admission of wrongdoing by British spies

UN resumes airlifts of migrants from Libya to Niger

2018-05-10 18:40

The United Nations' refugee agency says it has airlifted 132 vulnerable migrants from Libya to Niger, the first group to be flown out after a two-month halt in such evacuations.

ICC seeks UN help in arresting 3 Libyan fugitives

2018-05-10 11:17

The ICC's chief prosecutor has requested for help from the UN Security Council to arrest three fugitives in Libya, including a military commander serving under strongman Khalifa Haftar and a son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Suicide bomber kills at least two in east Libya

2018-05-08 21:04

A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in eastern Libya held by militiamen loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, killing at least two people including a civilian, a senior security official has said.

Rights group says 2 journalists detained in Libya

2018-05-08 10:07

An international rights group says armed men linked to Libya's internationally recognised government have arrested two organisers of an annual media award

Deadly attack hits Libya electoral commission

2018-05-04 09:13

A deadly attack has hit Libya's electoral commission in the capital Tripoli, a senior security official in the city says.

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