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22:02, 27 February 2017 Monday
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

20:21, 21 February 2017 Tuesday

Russian and Libyan state oil giants sign deal

Once a little-known firm, Russia's Rosneft has enjoyed a meteoric rise under President Vladimir Putin. 

19:49, 20 February 2017 Monday

Tunisia Algeria Egypt unveil 5-point Libya initiative

Initiative calls for stepping up reconciliation efforts and safeguarding Libya’s sovereignty, territorial integrity

16:50, 20 February 2017 Monday

Libyan PM survives assassination attempt in Tripoli

Head of UN-backed unity government’s convoy comes under fire in Libyan capital

17:50, 17 February 2017 Friday

6 years since uprising Libyans long for reconciliation

Reconciliation between Libya’s warring factions will be key to building democratic state, former government official says

06:09, 16 February 2017 Thursday

Libya rivals agree to explore ways to end rift Egypt

The head of Libya's unity government Fayez al-Sarraj and rival army chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar had been in Cairo this week for talks mediated by the Egyptian army.

21:35, 15 February 2017 Wednesday

Tobruk chiefs fail to show up for Cairo meet Libyan

Khalifa Haftar, Akila Saleh both declined invitation to hold talks in Egypt, Libyan PM Fayez al-Sarraj asserts

16:49, 12 February 2017 Sunday

Libya unity govt slams creation of rival 'national guard'

A GNA source has said most of the groups involved in the "Libyan National Guard" had participated in a seven-month battle to retake the city of Sirte from ISIL last year.

07:48, 11 February 2017 Saturday

US blocks ex Palestinian PM heading UN Libya mission

The US has moved against the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to lead the UN mission in Libya, in a move intended to reassure the Tel Aviv regime of the new US administration’s support for Israel at the world body.

19:53, 09 February 2017 Thursday

Sites linked to militia group targeted in central Libya

Revolutionary group appears to have been target of airstrikes in Libya's central Al-Jufra district

12:13, 05 February 2017 Sunday

Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast

The migrants set off Friday from Sabratha -- a town 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of Libya's capital that has become a staging ground for traffickers -- but their boat's engine failed, a coastguard official said.

17:53, 04 February 2017 Saturday

Libya halts more than 400 migrants bound for Europe

General Ayoub Qassem, the coast guard spokesman, said 431 people on inflatable crafts were rounded up between Thursday and Saturday at sea off the town of Sabratha, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of the capital Tripoli.

17:10, 03 February 2017 Friday

EU leaders slam Trump ink Libya migrant deal

Faced with a surge in migrants this spring, the 28 leaders backed steps including helping the Libyan coastguard to stop boats to Italy and setting up temporary camps in the north African state.

15:11, 30 January 2017 Monday

Libyan coastguard intercepts 700 Europe-bound migrants

He said most of the people detained were from sub-Saharan Africa, but also among them were Egyptians, Syrians, Tunisians and Palestinians.

13:31, 30 January 2017 Monday

Turkey reopens Libyan embassy after 2 years

Foreign Ministry says office in Tripoli should aid reconstruction

21:13, 26 January 2017 Thursday

Detained UAE national murdered in Libya

Emirati detained in Libya for 'spying' was killed by Libyan intelligence agent, says official

06:01, 25 January 2017 Wednesday

Dialogue committee calls for reform of Libya unity govt

Move comes at conclusion of two-day meeting in Tunisia attended by signatories of 2015 Skhirat Agreement

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