Recent News Headlines : Libya - Libya

ATTACK ON LIBYAN AIRBASE BY TROOPS LOYAL TO UN-BACKED FACTION KILLS 141


An attack on an airbase in southern Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, according to a spokesman for his forces... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 91

OVER 140 KILLED IN LIBYA AFTER MILITIA ALLIED WITH UN-BACKED GOVT RAVAGES RIVAL MILITARY BASE


Over 140 killed in Libya after militia allied with UN-backed govt ravages rival military base -- RT News... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 69

LIBYA DEATH TOLL 'RISES TO 140' AT BRAK EL-SHATI AIRBASE


The Tripoli government has set up an investigative committee to present its findings to the prime minister within 15 days... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 113

UN ENVOY CRITICISES DEADLY ATTACK IN LIBYA'S SOUTH


The unity government's defence ministry laid the blame on those who started bombing Tamenhant base with warplanes and tanks, referring to Haftar's forces... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 44

AFRICA ON BRUSSELS AGENDA AMID RISING MIGRATION FROM LIBYA TO EUROPE


The Chairman of the African Union Commission is among those present... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 84

ITALY RESCUES 484 MIGRANTS, FINDS SEVEN DEAD AS CALLS MOUNT TO SECURE SOUTH LIBYA


Libya primarily needs administrative and logistical help, he added, saying Turkey had donated 20 tons of medicine but that now needed to be taken to southern Libya and distributed... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 1

AID WORKERS 'LUCKY TO BE ALIVE' AFTER LIBYAN COASTGUARD INTERCEPTS REFUGEE BOAT RESCUE IN MEDITERRANEAN


The Libyan coastguard, which has received offshore training from European nations including the UK, has previously been accused of shooting, beating and abusing migrants... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 700

LIBYAN OIL OUTPUT TOPS 800,000 BPD AS WINTERSHALL DISPUTE HOLDING BACK


Libya's oil production is running at above 800,000 barrels per day pbd for the first time since 2014, the National Oil Corporation NOC said on Wednesday... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 8

250 REFUGEES FEARED DEAD AFTER SHIPWRECKS IN MEDITERRANEAN


Up to 250 migrants are feared drowned after two refugee boats sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations has said... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 3668

NEARLY 250 REFUGEES DEAD OR MISSING AFTER SHIPWRECKS OFF LIBYAN COAST


Authorities raise alarm at increased risks of Mediterranean voyages, as people smugglers crowd refugees on to vessels meant for far fewer people... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1195

LEAKED AUDIO REVEALS HOW ITALIAN FORCES LET 268 SYRIAN REFUGEES DROWN


But, at the time, Italy had a military vessel about 37 kilometres from the refugees' ship, while Malta's closest ship was 130 kilometres away... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 51

ITALY SEIZES HUGE DRUGS HAUL INTENDED FOR ISIL FIGHTERS IN LIBYAA


The drugs would also have been sold to people in the street in Libya and Egypt, where dependence on Tramadol has become a serious social problem... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 858

LIBYA FOREIGN MINISTER NAMES KHALIFA HAFTAR ARMY CHIEF


Libya's foreign minister has named renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army LNA, as the head of the country's army... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 315

ICC MULLS INVESTIGATION INTO LIBYA'S ABUSE OF REFUGEES


Libya is the main gateway for refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 1083

ITALIAN FORCES IGNORED A SINKING SHIP FULL OF SYRIAN REFUGEES AND LET MORE THAN 250 DROWN, SAYS LEAKED AUDIO


On the evening of Oct. 10, 2013, a ship carrying at least 480 people left Zuwarah, in northwestern Libya, headed for Lampedusa... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 64953

EGYPT AIR FORCE DESTROYS VEHICLES CROSSING FROM LIBYA


The Egyptian military has flown multiple raids and destroyed 15 four-by-four vehicles crossing from Libya, deploying fighter jets and helicopter gunships in an operation that spanned 48 hours... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 301

NEARLY 200 ASYLUM SEEKERS FEARED DEAD OFF LIBYA COAST


Italy and Libya have moved to boost cooperation in recent months in an attempt to curb the issue... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 303

ITALIAN COASTGUARD: 3,000 RESCUED IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA


According to the International Organisation for Migration IOM, so far this year 43,490 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea as of April 26... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3610

DOZENS FEARED LOST AS RESCUERS FIND EMPTY DINGHY ON MIGRANT ROUTE OFF LIBYA


On Sunday morning near Zuwara, in northwestern Libya, the crew spotted a dinghy that did not appear to have been in the water for long... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 3

LIBYA SEIZES OIL TANKERS AFTER SHOOTOUT AT SEA


Ukrainian and Congolese-flagged vessels caught loading Libyan oil detained after a fierce, hours-long gun battle... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 1947

ITALY FEARS ISIS FIGHTERS SLIP INTO EUROPE POSING AS INJURED LIBYANS


Italian intelligence document reveals how group has infiltrated Europe using scheme meant to treat wounded Libyan soldiers... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 5255

A EUROPEAN DEAL WITH LIBYA COULD LEAVE MIGRANTS FACING BEATINGS, RAPE AND SLAVERY


And stop migrants from crossing into Libyan territory, said Ahmed Safar, the Libyan ambassador to Italy... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 1860

ANALYSIS | OVER 1,000 MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES HAVE DIED CROSSING THE MEDITERRANEAN SO FAR THIS YEAR


According to the International Organization for Migration, 1,089 migrants are believed to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Jan. 1... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 898

ICC UNSEALS WARRANT FOR LIBYA'S GADDAFI-ERA OFFICIAL


The warrant, first issued in 2013 by the ICC, charged Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled with three charges of war crimes and four crimes against humanity... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 417

DONALD TRUMP REMARKS RAISE FEARS OF US DISENGAGEMENT IN LIBYA


Trump's remarks were welcomed by an official who represents Aguila Saleh Issa, the head of the Libyan house of representatives in Tobruk, in eastern Libya... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 232

CHILD AMONG SEVEN DROWNED MIGRANTS FOUND OFF LIBYA AS YEAR'S TOLL HITS 666


Dozens of Mediterranean rescue operations throughout the day spotted around 2,000 would-be migrants, according to an Italian coast guard estimate... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 3

GERMAN BOAT SENDS OUT SOS AFTER TAKING ON TOO MANY MIGRANTS IN MEDITERRANEAN


"We have never had to deal with so many people at the same time," Jugend Rettet Iuventa spokeswoman Pauline Schmidt told AFP... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 2213

97 MISSING AFTER ASYLUM SEEKER BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA


Libya has become a key departure point for people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 1572

AFRICAN MIGRANTS SOLD IN LIBYA 'SLAVE MARKETS', IOM SAYS


Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in slave markets in Libya, the International Organization for Migration IOM says... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 7738

DONALD TRUMP AIDE SEBASTIAN GORKA DREW LIBYA 'PARTITION' PLAN ON NAPKIN


Libya has been engulfed in conflict between two competing governments since the Nato-backed removal of former president Muammar Gaddafi in 2011... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 58

Trending News Headlines : Libya

525 REFUGEES DIE AT SEA IN FIRST FEW WEEKS OF 2017


It is clear that from Libya we are seeing a mixed flow of refugees and migrants escaping extreme poverty... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 11922

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

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 8392

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

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

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

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

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

DOZENS OF PEOPLE FEARED DEAD IN SHIPWRECK OFF LIBYA


Last month, the bodies of 74 people were found washed up on a beach in Zawiya, western Libya, after the engine of their vessel was stolen... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 3427

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

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 2773

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

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 2695

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

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

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

WHY LIBYA'S CRY FOR JUSTICE MUST BE HEARD


This brings us back to the talks recently held in Moscow between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Mr. al-Sarraj... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1969

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

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

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