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15:53, 26 May 2017 Friday
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20:18, 25 May 2017 Thursday

Haftar forces seize rival airbase in south Libya

Last week Third Force fighters attacked Brak al-Shati airbase, also in southern Libya, which is controlled by Haftar forces, killing 140 people, including civilians.

13:14, 22 May 2017 Monday

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum

"I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said after visiting one centre in the Libyan capital.

17:35, 21 May 2017 Sunday

Haftar forces bombard rivals after Libya airbase attack

LNA spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari said the soldiers were returning from a military parade unarmed, and that most of them were executed. 

16:15, 20 May 2017 Saturday

5 000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

Around 2,900 people were rescued Thursday, 2,300 of whom were found in international waters and taken to Italy, while 580 picked up in Libyan waters were returned to the north African country.

17:51, 19 May 2017 Friday

UN envoy slams deadly attack in Libya's south

Members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli attacked an airbase used by military strongman Khalifa Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, military sources said.

19:48, 18 May 2017 Thursday

Libya asks Italy to arm refugee patrol boats

Libyan authorities have complained about lacking the means to deal with the floods of refugees who try crossing the Mediterranean in makeshift boats.

01:05, 11 May 2017 Thursday

Libya intercepts almost 500 migrants after sea duel

The migrants, who were bound for Italy, were picked up off the western city of Sabratha, said navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem.

10:16, 10 May 2017 Wednesday

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

Remarks made in Algiers yesterday by Presidency Council foreign minister Mohamed Siala about Khalifa Hafter, seen as sympathetic to the eastern commander, have resulted in a powerful wave of criticism in Tripoli.

15:46, 07 May 2017 Sunday

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and refugees

Six years after a revolution that toppled dictator Muammar Ghaddafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

22:13, 02 May 2017 Tuesday

Libyan political rivals meet in UAE capital for talks

Head of Libya’s UN-backed govt meets commander of forces loyal to Tobruk-based parliament

12:25, 30 April 2017 Sunday

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Oil is Libya's main natural resource, with reserves estimated at 48 billion barrels, the largest in Africa.

10:53, 29 April 2017 Saturday

Gambia 160 migrants return from Libyan jails

Since Jammeh's fall, dozens of migrants who had left to go to Europe via Libya have started coming back

02:06, 28 April 2017 Friday

UN envoy to Libya to visit Sudan for peace talks

Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and other senior officials in Khartoum.

16:23, 26 April 2017 Wednesday

Libyan MPs protest central bank governor election delay

Slated for Tuesday, election of new Libyan central bank governor is indefinitely postponed by parliamentary official

20:27, 17 April 2017 Monday

Tobruk govt forces accused of breaching S Libya truce

Head of Libya’s unity government calls on international community to help stop recent escalations in south

14:33, 16 April 2017 Sunday

Rivals reach 3-day ceasefire in south Libya

Violence escalated in southern Libya in recent days since Haftar's forces captured the Timnahent airbase

19:51, 13 April 2017 Thursday

100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

Libyan coastguards rescue 23 people but many more remain missing

12:18, 29 March 2017 Wednesday

Plane crash kills 4 in eastern Libya

An Air Force commander was among those killed in crash

17:22, 28 March 2017 Tuesday

The ongoing fight for Libya's strategic 'oil crescent'

Libya’s warring camps remain locked in conflict over North African country’s oil-rich central region

11:56, 25 March 2017 Saturday

Russia trying to gain influence in Libya US general

A US official this month told AFP that Moscow apparently has deployed military forces to a base in western Egypt.

22:03, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

UN envoy voices deep concern over Libya violence

Martin Kobler makes assertion amid continued reports of grievous rights violations across troubled nation



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