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Libya journalists caught in the crossfire

Tripoli - In a country splintered by conflict and propaganda wars, Libya's journalists are caught in the crossfire between battle fronts and partisan employers, exposing them to risks on the ground.

Libya capital flights suspended after deadly rocket fire

Tripoli - Flights at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport were suspended Thursday after deadly overnight rocket fire, a spokesman for the country's unity government said.

Rival Libya forces agree to UN-backed Eid truce

Tripoli - Forces battling for control of Libya's capital agreed to a truce Saturday, on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Adha, but a car bomb killed two UN staff in the eastern city of Benghazi.

UN urges rival Libya forces to agree humanitarian truce

Tripoli - The United Nations has called on forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government and a rival administration to commit to a humanitarian truce by midnight on Friday.

Air strike kills 42 in southern Libya town

Tripoli - At least 42 people were killed and dozens wounded in an air strike targeting a town hall meeting in southern Libya, a local official and the UN-recognised government said Monday, accusing forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Libya foes step up air war as ground battle stalls

Tripoli - Libya's rival forces have taken their battle for Tripoli to the skies as fighting stalls on the ground, alarming UN envoy Ghassan Salame who has stepped up calls for a truce.

Libya buries bodies of 46 migrants after deadly shipwreck

Tajurah - Libyan authorities buried the bodies of 46 migrants Sunday after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year.

Libya rescuers recover 62 bodies at sea after 'worst' wreck of year

Tripoli - Rescue workers said Friday they had plucked the bodies of 62 migrants from waters off the Libyan coast a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean this year.

Bodies of 62 migrants retrieved off Libya coast: Red Crescent

Tripoli - Libya's Red Crescent said Friday its rescue workers had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year in the Mediterranean.

Migrants rescued from shipwreck off Libya await their fate

Al Khums - Traumatised African migrants plucked from the sea silently awaited their fate Friday, as a Libyan fisherman said the waters were full of floating bodies after the latest boat sinking in the Mediterranean.

More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM

Tripoli - More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, aid agencies said Thursday.

Libya halts loading at key oil terminal as pipeline closed

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Company said it had stopped loading crude at a key government-controlled shipping terminal, declaring "force majeure" after a pipeline closure halted operations at its main oil field.

Last Kadhafi PM freed in Libya for 'health reasons'

Tripoli - Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya's last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli's justice ministry said Saturday.

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.
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