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Turkey, Libya committed to eastern Mediterranean maritime accord

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after...

Libya power brokers welcome accord but challenges lie ahead

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Libya’s parallel eastern administration welcomed Friday’s announcement of a new interim government to unite the country, but added it would only cede power if...

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar and supporters against attacking its forces

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Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed...

Anti-tank missile in Libya looks like Iran-produced weapon – UN

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A United Nations analysis of photos of four anti-tank guided missiles in Libya found that one “had characteristics consistent with the Iranian-produced Dehlavieh” missile,...

Eastern Libyan force says it intercepted Turkish ship

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Eastern-based Libyan forces have intercepted a Turkish ship under a Jamaican flag heading to the port of Misrata in western Libya, their spokesman said...

Shooting stops in Libya, but no pullback

In Libya’s frontline city Sirte, parts still in ruins, the commission set up to oversee warring rivals’ recent ceasefire put its name on a...

Killing of Libyan dissident underscores stakes in peace talks

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Gunmen shot dead a prominent dissident in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the country’s violence as sides...

Libyan investigators find more mass graves in recaptured city

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Libyan authorities have dug 12 bodies from four more unmarked graves in the city of Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered...

UN acting Libya envoy ‘optimistic’ on ceasefire talks

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The United Nations’ acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday she was “quite optimistic” that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a...

Turkey will keep supporting Libya’s GNA despite Sarraj plan to quit

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Turkey’s agreements and cooperation with Libya’s internationally recognised government will continue despite Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj’s desire to quit, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin was...

Libyan GNA fighters head for front as battle for Sirte looms

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Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday moved fighters closer to Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil terminals that the...

Libya’s LNA says blockade on oil will continue

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Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Saturday it would maintain a blockade on oil production and exports that the National Oil Corp...

Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA...

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Bodies of children were among those found in the Libyan town of Tarhouna after eastern-based forces and their local allies withdrew this month, Red...

UN decries reported mass graves found in Libya town after LNA...

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The United Nations mission in Libya said on Thursday it was horrified by the reported discovery of mass graves in the town of Tarhouna...

Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

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Russian fighters in Libya were flow out a town south of Tripoli by their Libyan allies after retreating from frontlines at the capital, the...

Eastern Libyan forces pull out of parts of Tripoli

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Eastern Libyan forces pulled out of parts of Tripoli overnight, they said, after losing one of their main strongholds in western Libya on Monday,...

Shelling kills two at Tripoli displaced people shelter – emergency services

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Shelling killed two people on Saturday, the emergency services said, at a displaced people’s shelter in a part of the Libyan capital Tripoli that...

Tripoli under fire

A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground...

Thousand plus Russian military group personnel in Libya – UN

Russian private military contractor Wagner Group has up to 1 200 people deployed in Libya, strengthening the forces of eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar,...

GNA focused on Tripoli

Libya’s internationally recognised government is focused on pushing its enemies out of artillery range of Tripoli after making advances on the main western battle...

Tripoli aligned forces strengthening momentum

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government advanced Tarhouna, a key support base of eastern-based rival Khalifa Haftar, at the weekend. The advance comes days...

Libyan Mi-35 apparently shot down

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A Libyan National Army (LNA) Mi-35 attack helicopter has apparently been shot down by Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, killing three crewmembers on...

Tripoli aligned forces advance

Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government seized towns west of Tripoli after heavy clashes and drone strikes, military sources and residents said. If held,...

UN condemns Libya shelling

The UN Libya mission condemned a shelling attack it said killed four young women hours after international pleas for a humanitarian pause to aid...

Libya GNA to go offensive in Tripoli

Libya’s internationally recognised government will push back Khalifa Haftar’s eastern forces attacking Tripoli, its interior minister told Reuters. “The GNA (Government of National Accord)...

Hopes of salvaging Libya ceasefire talks slim

Libya’s internationally recognised leader dashed hopes of reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of resuming was overtaken by events as...

Rival Libya factions dig in

Libya’s combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from...

West Libyan forces claim downed drone

Forces aligned with Libya’s Tripoli-based government shot down a drone operated by their rivals, suggesting a strengthening of air defences with accelerated military support...

East Libya forces push Tripoli offensive

Forces in East Libya led by Khalifa Haftar they will not let up their military campaign against rival factions in Tripoli, appearing to reject...

Libya fighting claims eight more lives

Eight fighters allied to Libya’s internationally recognised government were killed in air strikes as rival eastern forces stepped up an offensive to retake a...

Libya’s UN-backed government receives large arms shipment

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Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have received dozens of armoured vehicles and other arms, including Turkish-made Kirpi vehicles. The vehicles...

Libyan forces launch operation against Islamic State

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Libya's internationally recognised government launched a military operation on Monday against remnants of the Islamic State group, it said. Local forces aligned with...

U.N. seeks to rally foreign backing for new Libyan peace plan

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The United Nations is seeking to marshal international support this week for a new push to break a political stalemate in Libya...

East Libya forces push west, take desert air base

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Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have taken the strategic military base of Jufra after rival factions withdrew. The move consolidates...

Libya political roadmap unclear

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Rival Libyan camps issued separate statements promising to calm tensions in southern Libya and fight terrorism, but offering no shared way forward...

Armed faction takes over rival compound in heavy Tripoli fighting

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Armed groups aligned with the UN-backed government in Tripoli took over a compound occupied by a rival prime minister on Wednesday, after...

Attempt to seize ministry buildings in Tripoli fails

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A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya's UN-backed government tried to seize the defence ministry and other state offices on Thursday, but...

Libyan lawmakers say majority back unity plan, but no vote yet

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Libya's internationally recognised parliament, which was forced out of the capital by factional violence, failed to vote for a unity government this...

ISS: A turning point for Libya?

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That the head of Libya's optimistically named Government of National Accord (GNA) could only arrive in the country on 30 March via...

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