Recent News Headlines : Libya - Libya

13 MIGRANTS SUFFOCATE IN LIBYA SHIPPING CONTAINER, AID GROUP SAYS


Earlier this week, dozens of migrants washed ashore at the western Libyan city of Zawiya after their rubber boat lost its engine... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 0

13 PEOPLE SUFFOCATE IN LIBYA SHIPPING CONTAINER TIED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS


CAIRO--Thirteen African migrants suffocated inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns, a Red Crescent official said Thursday... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 8

FOOTAGE EXPOSES HORRORS FACED BY MIGRANTS WAITING TO CROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN


Harrowing footage exposes 'inhuman' treatment of refugees trapped in Libya... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 323

INSIDE THE DEADLY PIRATE CORRIDOR WHERE MIGRANTS ESCAPE TO EUROPE


But if it's all the way from Somalia to Libya, then you may pay 4,000 or 5,000... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 262

BODIES OF MORE THAN 70 MIGRANTS WASHED ASHORE IN WESTERN LIBYA


Most migrants are escaping poverty, unemployment and climate change in sub-Saharan African and hoping to find a better life in Europe... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 2486

BODIES OF 74 MIGRANTS HEADING TO EUROPE WASH UP IN LIBYA


At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilou... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 0

BODIES OF 74 MIGRANTS WASHED ASHORE IN LIBYAN CITY


The bodies of dozens of African migrants have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 1

74 DEAD REFUGEES WASH ASHORE IN ZAWIYA


Libya's Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 7437

FAYEZ AL-SARRAJ NOT HURT AFTER CONVOY COMES UNDER FIRE


No injuries as motorcade carrying prime minister of Libya's UN-backed government comes under fire in Tripoli... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 434

GROUP OF 'EXTINCT' ANTELOPE RELEASED INTO WILD IN SOUTHERN SAHARA


Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 2072

LIBYANS INTERCEPT AT LEAST 1,131 MIGRANTS OFF WESTERN COAST IN A WEEK


Libya's coast guard intercepted at least 1,131 migrants near the western city of Sabratha over the course of a week, a spokesman said on Saturday... READ MORE

5th February, 2017 303

LIBYA HALTS HUNDREDS OF EUROPE-BOUND REFUGEES


Hundreds of refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe have been intercepted in recent days by Libyan authorities, according to a coastguard spokesman... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 2687

LEADERS WARNED AGAINST STRANDING THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES IN 'CONCENTRATION CAMPS' IN LIBYA DEAL


EU Malta summit Leaders warned against stranding thousands of refugees in 'concentration camps' in Libya deal... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 714

RUSSIA EXPECTS LIBYAN PM SARRAJ TO VISIT MOSCOW THIS MONTH


Last month, Russia welcomed Khalifa Haftar, a prominent commander in eastern Libya, on board one of its warships... READ MORE

3rd February, 2017 160

EU SUMMIT SEEKS ACTION-PLAN WITH LIBYA


European leaders gather to find ways to tackle people smugglers in the North African country... READ MORE

3rd February, 2017 603

TRUMP DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT ANOTHER LIBYA IN SYRIA - LAVROV


Lavrov proposed re-including the official Syrian government in the Arab League as a way of solving the crisis... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 80

GERMAN FOREIGN MIN CITES TORTURE, EXECUTIONS IN LIBYAN MIGRANT CAMPS


The sea crossing from Libya to Italy, operated by people-smugglers based in the North African country, is now the main route for migrants bound for Europe... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 225

EU LOOKS TO FUND CAMPS IN AFRICA TO CUT IMMIGRATION


Thomas de Maiziere, German interior minister, said on Thursday that the idea was to send the people to a safe place without bringing them into Europe... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 1500

SUSPECTED EMIRATI SPY KILLED IN LIBYA'S TRIPOLI


A member of Libyan intelligence killed the Emirati citizen before being gunned down by security forces, the prosecutor added, without giving a date for the incident... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 76

REGIONAL AFRICAN POWERS REJECT FOREIGN INTERVENTION IN LIBYA


Saturday's meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Chad, Niger, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia... READ MORE

22nd January, 2017 1197

US PLANES STRIKE ISIS FIGHTERS IN LIBYA 'PLANNING ATTACKS IN EUROPE'


He did not say how many Isis fighters remain in Libya following the attack... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 806

BARACK OBAMA ORDERS RAID TO KILL 80 ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS IN LIBYA WHO WERE 'PLOTTING ATTACKS IN EUROPE'


That's particularly true in view of the fact that we know some of the Isil operatives in Libya were involved with plotting attacks... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 5155

180 MISSING PEOPLE PRESUMED DEAD AFTER SHIPWRECK


East African survivors from latest disaster off Libyan coast recount harrowing details from Saturday's sinking... READ MORE

17th January, 2017 2000

EU BRACES FOR NEW SPRING WAVE OF MIGRANTS TRYING TO CROSS SEA FROM LIBYA


Tens of thousands of people seeking better lives are expected to trek across deserts and board unseaworthy boats in war-torn Libya this year in a desperate... READ MORE

16th January, 2017 0

NEARLY 100 MIGRANTS MISSING IN MEDITERRANEAN


2016 closed out as the deadliest year for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, the group said... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 212

NEARLY 100 REFUGEES MISSING AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA


Nearly 100 people are missing after a boat packed with refugees and migrants sank off the Libyan coast, killing at least eight, according to the Italian coastguard... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 5620

SCORES OF MIGRANTS FEARED DEAD, 13 BODIES FOUND IN MEDITERRANEAN


The majority paid Libyan people traffickers to make the journey... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 104

LIBYAN PLANE HIJACKERS CHARGED WITH TERRORISM AT MALTA COURT


The two Libyan men, 28-year-old Ali Saleh and 27-year-old Moussa Soko, arrived at Malta Law Courts on Sunday noon, escorted by armed guards... READ MORE

25th December, 2016 0

ALL PASSENGERS ARE SAFE AFTER LIBYAN JET IS HIJACKED


Libyan officials, though, believed the hijackers had more personal goals... READ MORE

24th December, 2016 986

MIGRANT DEATHS IN MEDITERRANEAN TOPS RECORD 5,000 THIS YEAR


So far this year, about 359,000 migrants and refugeesA fleeing war-torn areas of the Middle East and AfricaA have reached Europe by sea, according to IOM figures... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 8003

Trending News Headlines : Libya

WHICH COUNTRY IS THE MOST GENEROUS IN THE WORLD?


A new table claims Iraqis are the kindest to strangers, while Myanmar is the most generous country on earth... READ MORE

26th October, 2016 8739

U.S. HAS SECRETLY EXPANDED ITS GLOBAL NETWORK OF DRONE BASES TO NORTH AFRICA


Drones flown from a new base in Tunisia are collecting intelligence on Islamic State sites in Libya... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 7536

5 YEARS SINCE GADDAFI'S KILLING, LIBYA STILL SOAKED IN BLOOD, BUT NO SIGN OF LIBERTY TREE GROWING


5 years since Gaddafi's killing, Libya still soaked in blood, but no sign of liberty tree growing... READ MORE

20th October, 2016 7210

MONKEY ATTACK SETS OFF DEADLY TRIBAL CLASHES IN LIBYA


Days of deadly tribal clashes have erupted in southern Libya after a pet monkey attacked a high school girl... READ MORE

21st November, 2016 5888

LIBYA ON BRINK OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE


Libya's daily oil production before the 2011 uprising stood at 1.6 million barrels... READ MORE

1st November, 2016 4737

DUTCH JOURNALIST JEROEN OERLEMANS DIES IN SIRTE


Fighting on Sunday killed at least 10 ISIL fighters and eight pro-government fighters around Sirte, the Tripoli-based GNA said... READ MORE

3rd October, 2016 4353

ALMOST 100 MISSING FROM WRECKED MIGRANT BOAT OFF LIBYA


Ayoub Gassim, a Navy spokesman in Tripoli, said a survivor reported that 126 people set off Wednesday from Garabulli in northwest Libya, The Guardian reported... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 4294

CLINTON COALITION THAT COULD TRIGGER WWIII


Think back to 1999 and the US-led bombing of Yugoslavia... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 4040

LIBYA MALTA HIJACK: HIJACKERS ARRESTED


The hijackers of a Libyan jet with 118 people aboard are arrested at Malta International Airport... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 3284

FRANCE'S NICOLAS SARKOZY FACES GADDAFI PAYMENT CLAIMS


France-Lebanese businessman tells French news site he delivered cash from late Libyan leader in 2006 and 2007... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 3191

HUNDREDS FEARED DEAD IN REFUGEE SHIPWRECKS OFF LIBYA


As many as 239 people are feared dead in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, according to the United Nations refugee agency... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 2747

HIJACKED LIBYAN PLANE DIVERTED TO MALTA WITH 118 ABOARD, PROMPTING AIRPORT STANDOFF


The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, tweeted Informed of potential hijack situation of a Libya internal flight diverted to Malta... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 2545

LIFE IN TUNISIA'S CLOSED REFUGEE CAMP


Life in Tunisia's closed refugee camp 'I lost my mind'... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 2538

LIBYAN FORCES CLAIM CONTROL OF ISIL STRONGHOLD OF SIRTE


Hundreds of loyalist troops and unknown number of ISIL fighters killed as pro-government forces seize coastal city... READ MORE

5th December, 2016 2412

A LIBYAN ARMS DEALER CHASED BY GADDAFI'S LEGACY


Anwar Sawan, 45, provides arms and supplies to militias in Misurata, Libya, that are combating the Islamic State's Libyan affiliate in the coastal city of Sirte... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 1944

SCORES OF EUROPE-BOUND REFUGEES DROWN OFF LIBYAN COAST


Bad weather, flimsy boats, and the fact that refugees are increasingly taking the hazardous central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy has lifted the death toll... READ MORE

28th October, 2016 1691

MEET THE ERITREA REFUGEE TURNED RESCUE VOLUNTEER


So far this year, at least 3,654 refugees have died while trying to reach Europe on perilous journeys... READ MORE

24th October, 2016 1592

#AFRIQIYAH HOSTAGE CRISIS: HIJACKERS SURRENDER IN MALTA, ALL 118 ON BOARD RELEASED (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


Hijackers surrendered, searched and taken in custody, tweeted Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after a protracted hostage situation... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 1533

KHALIFA HAFTAR FORCES SEIZES OIL PORT BREGA IN LIBYA


The GNA called on loyalist forces to protect and defend the ports against what it called a flagrant aggression of Libya's sovereignty... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 1479

LIBYAN TROOPS CLEARING SIRTE OF REMAINING ISIL FIGHTERS


Even in Tripoli, the unity government's rule is far from secure, with a third rival administration backed by hardline armed groups recently attempting a comeback... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 1394

LIBYAN FORCES CLEAR LAST ISLAMIC STATE HOLDOUT IN SIRTE


Libyan and Western officials say some Islamic State fighters escaped from Sirte before the battle or in its early stages... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 1376

GAMBIA GOALKEEPER WHO DIED IN MEDITERRANEAN WANTED TO PLAY IN EUROPE


Bakery Jatta, a Gambian teenager who reached Germany via the Sahara and the Mediterranean in 2014, was recently signed by the German football club Hamburg... READ MORE

4th November, 2016 1186

FORCES LOYAL TO KHALIFA HAFTAR ATTACK PORTS IN LIBYA


Rebel commander's forces assault Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, and Es Sider oil ports in Libya's oil crescent, witnesses say... READ MORE

11th September, 2016 1178

30,000 REFUGEES RESCUED FROM MEDITERRANEAN


More refugees dead in Mediterranean Sea this year than all of 2015... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 1015

AS ISIS CLOSED IN, A RACE TO REMOVE CHEMICAL-WEAPON PRECURSORS IN LIBYA


At the same time, U.S. and European officials were scrambling to coordinate a way to get the chemicals out of Libya... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 877

IN LIBYA, UNITED STATES LAYS PLANS TO HUNT DOWN ESCAPED ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS


Even if the United States can hunt down escaped militants outside Sirte, it's unlikely to signal an end to the Islamic State's most powerful affiliate... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 847

POWERFUL LIBYAN COMMANDER SEIZES TWO VITAL OIL PORTS


Khalifa Hifter said his forces had seized control of Ras Lanuf and Sidra, among Libya's largest oil ports, and were fighting for control for Zuwaytinah... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 836

AT LEAST 239 MIGRANTS BELIEVED DROWNED IN MEDITERRANEAN UN SAYS


Survivor accounts suggest that two crowded boats broke up just off the Libyan coast Wednesday, said Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the U.N... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 788

LIBYA: RIVAL GROUP SEIZES UN-BACKED GOVERNMENT OFFICES


Libya's UN-backed government suffers new setback as rival seizes key offices in Tripoli in a bid to regain power... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 773

US LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES ON IS IN LIBYA


The air strikes are the first such US military intervention co-ordinated with the Libyan unity government... READ MORE

1st August, 2016 680


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