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Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage

Tripoli - Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

Misratah - Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate."The temperature must be kept at between -18 and -20 (Celsius, 0....

Libya armed group detains Comic Con organisers for 'attack on morals'

Tripoli - A Libyan armed group said Saturday it had closed a comic book convention in Tripoli and detained the organisers for an "attack on morals and modesty" in the strife-ridden country.

Libyan group declines to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

Tripoli - A Libyan armed group holding the brother of the assailant in the deadly concert bombing in Manchester turned down Thursday a British police request for his extradition."No.

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants at sea

Tripoli - Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 300 migrants including dozens of women and children from unseaworthy boats as they tried to reach Europe, a navy official said Wednesday.

At least 12 killed in east Libya air strike: medical source

Benghazi - At least 12 people have been killed in an air strike in Libya's besieged eastern jihadist stronghold of Derna, a medical source said on Tuesday.

Libya demands Boris Johnson explanation over 'dead bodies'

Tripoli - Libyan authorities on Thursday demanded an explanation from Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson over his remark on the need to "clear dead bodies" away in the strife-torn North African country.

Four dead in suicide bombing in Libya's Misrata: security officials

Tripoli - At least four people were killed Wednesday in an Islamic State group suicide bomb attack at the main court building in Libya's third-largest city Misrata, security officials told AFP.

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: navy

Tripoli - More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

Vice tightens on Libya's people traffickers

Sabratah - In Sabrata, Libya's main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed for business.

French FM in Tripoli vows to help resolve Libya crisis

Tripoli - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held talks in Tripoli on Monday pledging his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos.

Op-Ed: Former Libyan Prime Minister released by militia group

Tripoli - After being detained for more than a week, former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been released. Zeidan was being held by a group headed by Haytem TaJouri, supposedly loyal to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint: pro-Haftar forces

Benghazi - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said."At least nine soldiers were beheaded...

Former Libya PM seized by militia group in Tripoli

Tripoli - Ali Zeidan PM of Libya between November 2012 and March 2014 was seized from a Tripoli hotel by members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigade(TRB) headed by Haytem Tajouri.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Tripoli - The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Cash crisis pushes Libyans to virtual payments

Benghazi - When a cash crisis struck the war-torn North African country of Libya, many people were forced to queue for days to withdraw their savings.

New UN envoy to Libya vows 'respect' for sovereignty

Tripoli - The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity.

Solace of orphaned children of defeated Libya jihadists

Misratah - Traumatised by war, their jihadist parents either killed or missing, 28 children have found solace in each other at a Red Crescent centre in Libya's third city Misrata.

Libya's UN-backed PM calls for vote on constitution

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj called on Monday for a referendum on a draft constitution approved over the weekend following years of wrangling in the war-torn country.

Libya unity govt denies accord for Italy ships to deploy

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government chief has denied that an agreement has been struck with Rome to deploy Italian vessels in Libyan waters to combat human trafficking.
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