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UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1,000

Tripoli - The UN Security Council called Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants.

Migrants still detained at site of deadly Libyan air strike

Tripoli - Hundreds of migrants were still held Thursday in a centre days after it was hit by an air strike that killed 44 people, amid outrage over the plight of those still trapped in Libya.

Migrants face 'massacre' at Libya detention centre

Tripoli - From his hospital bed in Tripoli, wounded Al-Mahdi Hafyan recalls the nighttime "massacre" when an air strike hit a migrant centre in the Libyan capital.

Deadly air strike on Libya migrant centre sparks outrage

Tripoli - Outrage and calls for an independent probe mounted Wednesday as 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on a detention centre in Libya that the UN said could constitute a war crime.

Six Turks held in Libya as Haftar claims Turkish drone destroyed

Tripoli - Turkey said Sunday six of its nationals were being held by forces led by Khalifa Haftar, as the Libyan strongman's troops said they had destroyed a Turkish drone in Tripoli.

Haftar vows attacks on Turkish assets in Libya

Benghazi - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has threatened to attack Turkish interests and accused Ankara of backing his rivals after he suffered a major setback in his push to take the capital Tripoli.

Tripoli airport suspends flights after rocket fire

Tripoli - Flights were suspended Friday at Tripoli's only working airport after rocket fire hit its perimeter, Libyan Airlines told AFP."Mitiga international airport was targeted," said Libyan Airlines spokesman Mohamad Ghnewa.

Op-Ed: Libyan government Deputy PM reassured of US support

Washington - In an interview with NBC, Deputy PM Ahmed Maiteeq of the UN-sponsored Government of National Accord GNA asked for the US to stand behind his government as its main ally.

Two journalists released in Libya: TV channel

Tripoli - Two Libyan journalists held by an armed group for more than three weeks have been released, the television channel they work for said Saturday.

Rocket hits Libya HQ of anti-Haftar lawmakers: witnesses

Tripoli - A hotel complex in the Libyan capital serving as a base for lawmakers opposed to strongman Khalifa Haftar was hit by rocket fire Friday, witnesses said.

Almost 300 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli - The Libyan navy has rescued some 290 migrants from sinking boats off the coast of Tripoli in two separate operations, officials said Friday.

Violent clashes rage south of Libya's Tripoli

Tripoli - Violent clashes raged Tuesday south of Tripoli, marking an uptick in fighting as the UN envoy for Libya warned of a "long and bloody war".

Flow of arms into Libya risks proxy war

Tripoli - Despite a UN embargo, weapons are still flowing into Libya where an assault on the capital by strongman Khalifa Haftar threatens to escalate into a proxy war between regional powers.

Libyans band together to help Tripoli's displaced

Tripoli - Peering through the gate of a home in the western suburbs of Libya's war-torn capital, seven-year-old Chehab shyly looked on as children streamed down the nearby street."I'll just play by myself," he muttered, holding a ball under one arm.

Battle for Libya's Tripoli gives chance to IS

Tripoli - The battle for Tripoli between rival Libyan forces both championing the fight against "terrorism" has created a security vacuum, allowing the Islamic State group a chance to re-emerge, analysts warn.

2 civilians dead in Libya attack claimed by IS

Tripoli - Two civilians were killed and four captured Thursday in a southern Libyan town held by strongman Khalifa Haftar, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, sources said.

Libya's Haftar forces say warplane downed near Tripoli

Tripoli - Troops loyal to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they shot down a warplane and captured its foreign "mercenary" pilot near the capital Tripoli.

Libya's Sarraj seeks Europe's help to stop Haftar assault

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government said Monday its head Fayez al-Sarraj will tour Europe to seek support against an attack on Tripoli by strongman Khalifa Haftar, who urged his troops to "wipe out" government forces.

Libya's Haftar urges troops to 'wipe out' military opposition

Tripoli - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive against Tripoli last month, urged his troops to inflict "an even harder" lesson on forces loyal to the country's internationally recognised government.

Military stalemate, foreign players in Libya offensive

Tripoli - The month-old battle for Tripoli has turned into a military stalemate as rival Libyan forces dig in for the long haul and foreign powers vie for influence, experts said.
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