Libya


Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

2018-08-16 11:50

Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP.

Libyan MP hurt as shots fired in row outside parliament

2018-08-14 20:00

Two people including a lawmaker were wounded when shots were fired during a row outside Libya's parliament, a witness has said.

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

2018-08-14 12:23

European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.

Libyan coast guard rescues 60 Europe-bound migrants

2018-08-13 11:31

Libya's coast guard says it has rescued 60 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the Mediterranean coast.

UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

2018-08-11 14:17

UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region

UN says Libya recovered some 100 bodies of migrants in 2018

2018-08-06 20:10

The UN refugee agency says Libya's coast guard has recovered some 100 bodies of Europe-bound migrants off its coast in 2018.

UN agency investigating transfer of 108 migrants to Libya

2018-07-31 16:30

The UN refugee agency says it is looking into possible violations of international law involving the transport to Libya of 108 migrants rescued at sea by an Italian-flagged mercantile ship.

Spain rescues nearly 1 000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

2018-07-30 19:42

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1 000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa in recent days.

Official: ISIS-linked group kills 2 policemen in eastern Libya

2018-07-25 10:13

A Libyan official says militants with links to the extremist Islamic State group have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east of Libya.

France's FM visits Libya to boost reconciliation deal

2018-07-23 17:38

France's foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the main Libyan rivals in Paris in May

 

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

2018-08-15 20:49

A Libyan court sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the justice ministry has said.

UN: Libyan militia forces 1 900 people from camp in Tripoli

2018-08-14 18:00

The UN refugee agency says it's concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1 900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.

WATCH: French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

2018-08-13 18:39

The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.

Aquarius resumes migrant rescues off Libya: NGOs

2018-08-12 18:07

Two French groups operating the rescue ship Aquarius has said it was back in Libyan coastal waters for the first time since triggering a diplomatic row over migration in June.

Italy to provide vessels to Libyan coast guard

2018-08-07 21:23

Italian lawmakers have approved 10 new patrol boats and two larger ships for the Libyan coast guard, as part of measures by the populist government to control migration

Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 300 Europe-bound migrants

2018-08-01 19:54

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted nearly 300 Europe-bound migrants, including dozens of women and children, off the Mediterranean coast

5 Egyptian troops held hostage in Libya freed: Sudan security

2018-07-31 09:10

Five Egyptian troops held hostage in Libya have been freed in a joint operation carried out by Sudanese and Egyptian intelligence services, security officers from the two countries have said.

Violence as 600 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

2018-07-26 20:00

More than 600 African migrants have reached the Spanish territory of Ceuta after storming a double border fence with Morocco and attacking police with caustic quicklime and excrements.

French foreign minister visits Libya in election push

2018-07-24 12:28

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has pushed a deal paving the way for elections in Libya during a visit to the chaos-ridden country.

Libya rejects EU plan for asylum processing centres

2018-07-20 17:50

Libya's prime minister has said he would not allow the EU to set up asylum processing centres in his country, in a new setback for European leaders seeking to curb new migrant arrivals.

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