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01:56, 22 July 2017 Saturday
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10:16, 14 July 2017 Friday

140 African migrants rescued off Libya

1,800 migrants died in Mediterranean Sea since beginning of 2017

11:46, 11 July 2017 Tuesday

4 killed in Tripoli clashes Libya's unity gov't

Two foreign workers were among the victims

16:46, 09 July 2017 Sunday

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

Haftar, who has visited the United Arab Emirates regularly in recent months, held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Saturday on "joint cooperation between the two countries... in combating extremism and terrorist organisations," state news agency WAM said.

01:32, 09 July 2017 Sunday

80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast

20 women, 7 children among those rescued

14:33, 08 July 2017 Saturday

Dozens of Egyptian migrants found dead in Libya

The victims were en route to enter Libya illegally for work

15:28, 06 July 2017 Thursday

Libya government forces 'repulse twin attacks' on Sirte

Forces loyal to unity government beat back attacks by ISIL, pro-Haftar fighters in north-central Libya, according to claims

09:29, 20 June 2017 Tuesday

More than 120 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

Boat had mostly Nigerian, Sudanese migrants

15:21, 18 June 2017 Sunday

More than 900 migrants rescued off Libya

"A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday," General Ayoub Qassem said.

09:57, 17 June 2017 Saturday

More than 900 refugees caught by Libyan coast guard

Migrants picked up in Mediterranean Sea just off Libyan coast

17:47, 14 June 2017 Wednesday

ICC calls for 'immediate arrest' of Kadhafi son

Seif al-Islam, the second son and heir apparent of the late deposed Libyan dictator, was said to have been released on Friday by a militia that controls the town of Zintan in western Libya.

12:05, 11 June 2017 Sunday

Libyan militia frees Gaddafi's son from jail

Saif al-Islam had been in custody since November 2011 after ouster and killing of Libya's former dictator

01:24, 11 June 2017 Sunday

8 die as refugee boat capsizes in Mediterranean

100 refugees missing after boat sinks off Libya

17:07, 08 June 2017 Thursday

Hamas dismisses claims it has fighters in Libya

Libya's Haftar accuses Gaza-based group of sending members to fight in Libya on embattled Qatar’s behalf

04:06, 04 June 2017 Sunday

Libya strongman's forces say take southern desert base

Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army seized Al-Jufra base 500 kilometres (300 miles) south of Tripoli, LNA spokesman Khalifa al-Abidi said.

18:18, 03 June 2017 Saturday

Pro-Haftar forces capture airbase in central Libya

Pro-Haftar forces have bombed Benghazi Defense Brigades sites in Al-Jufra area during past 2 days

13:48, 28 May 2017 Sunday

Libya extremist group Ansar al-Sharia announces dissolution

The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and United States, announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online on Saturday. Washington accuses the group of being behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi in which ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Ansar al-Sharia is one of the jihadist groups that sprung up in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, in the chaos following the death of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. They overran the city in 2014. East Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar earlier this month launched an offensive to oust jihadist fighters from their two remaining strongholds in Benghazi. In its communique Ansar al-Sharia said it had been "weakened" by the fighting. The group lost its leader, Mohammed Azahawi, in clashes with Haftar's forces in Benghazi at the end of 2014. Most of its members then defected to the so-called Islamic State group. Ansar al-Sharia later joined the Revolutionary Shura Council of Benghazi, a local alliance of Islamist militias. At its zenith, Ansar al-Sharia was present in Benghazi and Derna in eastern Syria, with offshoots in Sirte and Sabratha, western Libya. The organisation took over barracks and other sites abandoned by the ousted Kadhafi forces and transformed them into training grounds for hundreds of jihadists seeking to head to Iraq or Syria.

15:43, 27 May 2017 Saturday

Egypt strikes camps in eastern Libya after bus attack

A spokesman for the pro-Al-Qaeda Majlis Mujahedeen Derna, which controls the city, said the Egyptian air force carried out eight raids on the city without causing casualties.

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.



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