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10 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport

Tripoli - Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Libya strongman says backs 2018 elections

Benghazi - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has said he will support 2018 elections in the war-torn country but also implied he would seize power if the polls did not occur.

Libya in grip of chaos two years after unity deal

Tripoli - Two years after a deal to form a unity government aimed at ending deep divisions between Libya's opposing sides, the country remains mired in crisis with no solution in sight.

Libya oasis town offers rare 'Safe House' for migrants

Tarhuna - For migrants who escape torture and starvation at the hands of people traffickers, a "Safe House" in an oasis town offers a rare commodity in Libya: shelter and medical care.

Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

Tripoli - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through their assistance to the Libyan coastguard implicated in people trafficking.

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Tripoli - Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the Tripoli government said Saturday.

Op-Ed: UN envoy speaks about Libya situation

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame spoke to the UN Security Council about the situation in Lbya on November 16. He announced his action plan back in September of this year.

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...
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