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Children among eight migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

Tripoli - Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

Benghazi - A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said.

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

Tripoli - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani in Libya Monday called for a "blacklist" of people smugglers to be set up to help stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe.

UN urges Libya not to detain rescued migrants

Tripoli - The head of the United Nations' migration agency called Thursday on Libyan authorities not to detain migrants rescued or intercepted by the country's coastguard.

At least seven dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Tripoli - At least seven migrants including two children died when their boat ran into trouble Tuesday off the coast of Libya, the coastguard said, the latest victims of the perilous voyage to Europe.

Libya oil output faces further cuts: NOC

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Company said Friday it expected to halt operations at two key export terminals at the weekend, slashing crude output by some 800,000 barrels per day.

Three babies dead, 100 missing in latest shipwreck off Libya

Libya - Three babies died off the coast of Libya on Friday while 100 people remained missing in the latest Mediterranean migrant shipwreck as European leaders reached a hard-fought deal to tackle the issue.

Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Libya - The lifeless bodies of three babies were brought ashore in Libya on Friday, victims of a Mediterranean migrant shipwreck in which survivors say 100 people are still missing.

Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

Benghazi - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Thursday the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias.

Op-Ed: Head of official Libyan NOC makes statement on oil port control

The head of the official National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Financial Times writes about the decision of General Khalifa Haftar to turn over control of the two oil ports of Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf to the rival Benghazi National Oil Corporation.

Libya navy bemoans lack of EU support over migrants

Tripoli - The Libyan coastguard, charged with patrolling the frontline of Europe's efforts to halt irregular migration, has only three working patrol boats, which often stay in port for lack of fuel.

Libya unity government urges UN to block 'illegal' oil sales

Tripoli - Libya's unity government on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to block any "illegal" oil exports from the chaos-hit country after a rival administration won control of key ports.

Libya unity government urges UN to block 'illegal' oil sales

Tripoli - Libya's unity government on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to block any "illegal" oil exports from the chaos-hit country after a rival administration won control of key ports.

Libya strongman hands oil ports to unrecognised eastern authority

Benghazi - Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced Monday the handover of oil installations under the control of his self-styled army to an administration that rivals Libya's UN-backed government, after retaking them from militias.

Italy's Salvini in Libya as migrants in limbo at sea

Tripoli - Italy's pugnacious new government took its fight to block migrants to Libya on Monday as a new boat with hundreds on board remained stranded at sea, deepening a crisis shaking Europe.

Italy calls for migrant centres south of Libya

Tripoli - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called Monday on a visit to Tripoli for processing centres to be set up south of Libya's borders as a way to block attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean.

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: navy

Tripoli - Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday.

Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

Tripoli - Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday.

Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

Benghazi - A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in a blow to crucial exports.

Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

Benghazi - A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia.
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