Libya


'Excluded' Turkey pulls out of Libya crisis talks: VP

2018-11-13 17:38

Turkey has pulled out of Italian-hosted Libya crisis talks after it was not invited to a meeting of key players on the conference sidelines, saying it was "deeply disappointed".

Libyan players set for Italy summit in fresh bid to solve crisis

2018-11-10 10:00

Libya's key political players are set to meet global leaders in Italy next week, in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Libya PM calls for 'common vision' ahead of crisis talks

2018-11-08 21:31

The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, has urged the international community to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit North African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

2018-11-05 21:02

The UN Security Council has extended a ban on illegal oil exports from Libya and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons to impose sanctions over objections from Russia and China

Five dead in suspected ISIS attack in central Libya

2018-10-30 05:50

At least five people were killed Monday and 10 others kidnapped in an attack by suspected Islamic State group jihadists on a town in central Libya, local and military sources have said.

Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

2018-10-29 12:00

Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

2018-10-11 17:25

Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable."

75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya's Sirte

2018-10-10 18:14

A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official has said.

Libya conference to be held in Sicily in November: Italy

2018-10-03 11:20

A Libya conference will be held in Sicily in November, Italy's foreign minister says, with talks focusing on an "inclusive approach" to stabilising the war-torn north African country while not fixating on a date for elections.

Nigerian migrants rescued after Libya cell video goes viral

2018-09-30 11:31

Nigerian migrants held in Libya were rescued after releasing a video from their cell that went viral on social media and caught the attention of authorities.

 

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-11-12 11:25

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

Libya PM calls for 'common vision' ahead of crisis talks

2018-11-09 20:53

The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, has urged the international community to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit north African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

2018-11-06 14:00

Russia and China have refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

No trace: Migration in Africa leaves 18 400 dead or missing

2018-11-01 14:37

In all, since 2014, at least 18 400 have died or disappeared traveling within Africa, according to the figures compiled from AP and IOM records

At least 4 dead in suspected ISIS attack in central Libya

2018-10-29 21:03

At least four people were killed Monday and eight others kidnapped in an attack by suspected Islamic State group jihadists on a town in central Libya, local sources have said.

EU moves to tighten borders, boost Africa ties on migrants

2018-10-18 16:02

EU leaders are set to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with northern African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe

Migrant left at sea by Libyans recovering

2018-10-11 10:20

A woman whose rescue fuelled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of.

Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant

2018-10-08 20:29

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has captured one of Egypt's most wanted militants in a raid in an eastern Libyan town long known to be a stronghold of radical Islamists

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

2018-09-30 14:37

The UN envoy to Libya says that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.

Libya seeks UN 'security' support

2018-09-29 11:30

After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya's UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country's UN political mission to transform into a "security and stability" support role.

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