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15:01, 24 March 2017 Friday
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

11:59, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

Libya strongman accused of summary killings in Benghazi

Video showed a captain in Haftar's forces shooting down three opposition fighters  

13:40, 20 March 2017 Monday

Libyan PM still in Tripoli Government official

Media reports claimed al-Sarraj had fled from Tripoli

10:47, 18 March 2017 Saturday

Shooting in Libya's Tripoli during anti-militias demo

The fighting lasted four days and subsided only after the GNA signed a ceasefire agreement with militias from Tripoli and third city Misrata and local mayors.

14:24, 17 March 2017 Friday

Libyan coastguards recover 3 bodies from Turkish ship

Search for 3 remaining crew members continues after Turkish freighter sank off Libyan coast

10:53, 16 March 2017 Thursday

Libya ex-PM wounded in Tripoli clashes

It was the third straight day of clashes between the two sides.

15:15, 15 March 2017 Wednesday

Libya PM cancels Sudan visit over Tripoli violence

Al-Sarraj was planned to arrive in Khartoum for a two-day visit for talks on bilateral relations

09:12, 15 March 2017 Wednesday

Bringing orphaned ISIL baby girl home to Sudan

A young university student from Sudan, Aya disappeared and was later killed in fighting in Sirte, leaving a baby daughter behind in the care of her parents

19:21, 14 March 2017 Tuesday

Moscow eyes Libya as elite forces land in western Egypt

A Western diplomat, who also requested anonymity, confirmed reports that Russian forces are now at a western Egypt army "facility." 

18:59, 14 March 2017 Tuesday

Khalifa Haftar launces new battle for oil ports

Troops commanded by Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar have launched an offensive to seize back control of two of the country's key

15:24, 14 March 2017 Tuesday

UN reports executions torture in fight for Libya oil sites

The two main groups fighting for control of Libya's oil terminals are the Islamist Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) and the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by strongman Khalifa Haftar.

16:26, 08 March 2017 Wednesday

Smugglers kill 22 African migrants on Libya beach

The migrants were set to embark from Sabrata beach, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of Tripoli, in a perilous attempt to cross the Mediterranean, the source said.

21:12, 06 March 2017 Monday

Egypt army chief NATO official compare notes on Libya

Chairman of NATO military committee discusses regional developments with officials in Cairo

16:54, 06 March 2017 Monday

Army chief cordons off Libya s volatile oil crescent

Move comes following last week's clashes between Tobruk-based army and militias based in Benghazi

14:29, 04 March 2017 Saturday

Haftar's forces concede defeat in Libya oil port

Rocked by chaos since the overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, Libya desperately needs to relaunch its oil exports, the backbone of its economy.

09:06, 04 March 2017 Saturday

Libya rivals battle for key oil region

Libya's oil-exporting region is bitterly contested between the country's internationally recognised and Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and a rival administration in the east backed by Haftar.

15:09, 27 February 2017 Monday

Migrant rescues off Libya encourage traffickers Frontex

Such rescue operations "should be reevaluated", Fabrice Leggeri told Germany's Die Welt daily, also accusing the groups of not effectively cooperating with security agencies against human traffickers.

13:20, 25 February 2017 Saturday

Rival militias reach ceasefire in Libyan capital

The ceasefire deal comes after two days of sporadic clashes between rival militias in Tripoli

19:28, 23 February 2017 Thursday

5 000 Libyan families return to post-ISIL Sirte

Coastal city was recaptured from ISIL last December by forces loyal to Libya’s national unity government

08:39, 23 February 2017 Thursday

Benghazi police chief survives assassination attempt

Salah Huveydi’s convoy attacked with vehicle bomb

07:09, 22 February 2017 Wednesday

Bodies of 74 refugees wash up on Libya beach

There is a possibility migrants may have been ‘murdered’ after bodies found inside dinghy with the possibility of arguments between refugees and smuggler over the seaworthiness of boats

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