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Libyans arrest 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants

Tripoli - Libyan authorities on Saturday arrested about 600 illegal migrants from African countries who were planning to sail to Europe, a coastguard official said.

A year of clashes devastates Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - One year after Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamist militias in Libya's second city Benghazi, the capital of the 2011 revolution is reeling from near daily fighting and shortages.

400 Europe-bound migrants held in Libya dawn raid

Tripoli - Libyan authorities arrested 400 illegal migrants, including several pregnant women, at dawn on Sunday as they prepared to board boats for Europe, officials said.

Shelling kills eight children in Libya's Benghazi: UN

Tripoli - Shelling of residential areas of Libya's second city Benghazi killed at least eight children this week, the United Nations said, warning such attacks may amount to war crimes.

Libya warns ships not to enter territorial waters unauthorized

Tobruk - The internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk has warned countries not to enter its territorial waters without authorisation.

Egypt hosts meeting to plan intervention in Libya

Tripoli - An unpublicized meeting of Arab military chiefs of staff will take place in Cairo on May 18 and is designed to coordinate plans for an intervention in Libya. France and Italy may also play a part in any intervention.

Op-Ed: Libyan government objects to EU plan to combat migrant crisis

Tripoli - The ambassador to the UN of the internationally-recognized Libyan government, Ibrahim Dabbashi, rejected most of an EU plan to deal with the growing migrants crisis largely centered in Libya.

Libya port coastguard battle to save migrants with single boat

Zuwarah - In their struggle to cope with the surge in illegal migrants bound for Europe, the coastguard in the Libyan port of Zuwarah have just one boat, and even that often breaks down.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Op-Ed: UN seeks political deal on Libyan unity government by June 17

Tripoli - After briefing the UN Security Council on the UN-sponsored dialogues in Libya designed to have the two rival governments agree on a unity government, Bernardino Leon, the UN Special Envoy, said he hopes to reach a deal by June 17.

Op-Ed: Haftar refuses to meet with rival militia group in peace dialogue

Tripoli - After the last round of talks in Morocco with representatives of the two rival governments in Libya, the UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, claimed that the two sides were very close to an agreement.

Op-Ed: Tripoli rejects UN plan for unity government

Tripoli - After the last round of talks in Morocco, Bernardino Leon, UN special envoy to Libya, said the two sides are close to an agreement. The two sides are to return to Libya for consultations, and then this week resume talks to finalize the deal.

Op-Ed: No word on UN-sponsored talks between rival Libyan militaries

Tripoli - There has been a continual three ring circus of peace talks and dialogue, sponsored by the UN, among three sets of Libyan groups, the most significant being those involving Libya's two rival governments.

Three of those beheaded in Libya by IS were deported from Israel

Tripoli - Three of those beheaded in Libya by IS had earlier lived in Israel where they sought refugee status before being deported.

Bomb explodes outside Spanish embassy in Libya: Security source

Tripoli - A bomb exploded outside Spain's embassy in the Libyan capital on Monday night without causing injuries, a security source told AFP, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

U.S. anger over IS 'atrocity' against Christians in Libya

Tripoli - The United States condemned the "brutal mass murder" of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya following a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showing their execution.

Op-Ed: Draft agreement on Libyan unity government appears close

Tripoli - Bernardino Leon, the special UN envoy for Libya, who is guiding peace talks between the two main rival factions in Libya, claims that the two parties are "very close to a final agreement" on a unity government.

IS shows purported executions in Libya of Ethiopia Christians

Tripoli - The Islamic State group on Sunday released a video purportedly showing the execution of some 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya.

Op-Ed: UN reports differences between parties on Libyan unity government

Skhirat - The UN clams it is trying to narrow differences between the two rival governments in Libya on the nature of a unity government to replace the two competing governments.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked Libyan armed forces head General Haftar is untouchable

Tripoli - There is ample evidence to show that General Khalifa Haftar is untouchable no matter what he does to directly snub his nose at the UN-supported peace talks promoted by the U.S. and other countries.
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