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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...

Former Libya PM seized by militia group in Tripoli

Tripoli - Ali Zeidan PM of Libya between November 2012 and March 2014 was seized from a Tripoli hotel by members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigade(TRB) headed by Haytem Tajouri.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Tripoli - The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Cash crisis pushes Libyans to virtual payments

Benghazi - When a cash crisis struck the war-torn North African country of Libya, many people were forced to queue for days to withdraw their savings.

New UN envoy to Libya vows 'respect' for sovereignty

Tripoli - The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity.

Solace of orphaned children of defeated Libya jihadists

Misratah - Traumatised by war, their jihadist parents either killed or missing, 28 children have found solace in each other at a Red Crescent centre in Libya's third city Misrata.

Libya's UN-backed PM calls for vote on constitution

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj called on Monday for a referendum on a draft constitution approved over the weekend following years of wrangling in the war-torn country.

Libya unity govt denies accord for Italy ships to deploy

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government chief has denied that an agreement has been struck with Rome to deploy Italian vessels in Libyan waters to combat human trafficking.

Op-Ed: Meeting of Libyan leaders in Paris results in extensive agreement

Paris - In a joint press conference in the suburbs of Paris, Faiez Serraj, head of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar, commander of the armed forces of the rival eastern-based government announced an agreement on ten points.

Key challenges in putting an end to Libya's chaos

Tripoli - France is hosting a rare meeting on Tuesday between Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and military strongman Khalifa Haftar who backs a rival administration in the east.

The rival Libyan leaders holding Paris talks

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and military strongman rival Khalifa Haftar are set to meet near Paris on Tuesday for talks aimed at easing tensions in their violence-wracked country.

Op-Ed: Head of Libyan government to meet with eastern commander in Paris

The Saudi-owned newspaper al-Hayat has claimed that Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the armed forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government will meet with Faiez Serraj, head of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord.

Libya clashes leave four dead east of Tripoli: ministry

Tripoli - Clashes between forces loyal to Libya's unity government and rival fighters east of Tripoli have left four people dead including at least two civilians, the health ministry said.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander Haftar takes full control of Benghazi

Benghazi - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) the armed forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government claimed that his forces had taken full control of Libya's second largest city Benghazi.

Benghazi celebrates after jihadists driven out

Benghazi - Forced from his neighbourhood in Libya's Benghazi three years ago, Said al-Mabruk is looking forward to going back after jihadist forces were driven from the city."I will finally be able to go home.

Libya rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach: ministry

Tripoli - A rocket hit a beach in Tripoli killing five people, including at least one child, and wounding 25 others, the Libyan health ministry said.
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