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Op Irini notches up 22 board and search missions

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The fragile situation in Libya means Operation Irini, the EU (European Union) tasking enforcing a United Nations (UN) arms embargo on the North African...

EMSA to provide maritime awareness for operations in Somalia and Libya

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The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has signed cooperation agreements with EU Naval Missions to provide enhanced maritime awareness for operations in Somalia and...

Coups, COVID-19 and a cease-fire: Africa’s top stories of 2021

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The year 2021 in Africa will be remembered like 2020 was — the year of COVID-19. But there were other big stories in 2021...

UN chief names US diplomat to run Libya mediation

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed US diplomat Stephanie Williams to lead mediation efforts in Libya after his special envoy quit just weeks...

Libya fighters disrupt Gaddafi son’s election appeal

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A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his...

ISS: Gaddafi’s bid for president questions the ICC’s influence

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s ambitions in Libya may not materialise, but his move shows the international court’s limits. It’s almost ten years to the day since...

UN warns not holding Libya elections could fuel further conflict

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Outgoing United Nations Libya mediator Jan Kubis warned on Wednesday that not holding planned elections in the country could "greatly deteriorate" the situation and...

Libyans to pick from long, divisive list in presidential vote

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Almost 100 Libyans, including a parade of divisive politicians and warlords from the past decade of violence, have registered as presidential candidates for an...

Turkey repatriates seven citizens held in eastern Libya

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Seven Turkish citizens who were being held in eastern Libya have been brought back safely to Turkey, the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday. The...

Libya’s eastern commander Haftar announces election bid

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Khalifa Haftar, a major figure in the Libyan civil war who wields wide sway over the east of the country, announced on Tuesday he...

Gaddafi’s son registers for presidential election

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The son of Libya's late leader Muammar al-Gaddafi registered as a candidate in the country's first direct presidential election next month. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was...

More than 600 migrants reach Italy by sea from north Africa

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More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday, defying stormy winter...

World powers press for Libya elections but disputes remain

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World powers will push for sanctions against anyone who disrupts Libya's electoral process and political transition, they said in Paris on Friday, though big...

World powers to push Libya election in Paris meeting

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World powers will push for sanctions against anyone who disrupts Libya’s electoral process and political transition, according to draft conclusions of a conference they...

Libya’s eastern forces say 300 foreign mercenaries to leave

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Libya's eastern-based forces have agreed to repatriate 300 foreign mercenaries from their area of control after a request from France, a military official said...

Libyan premier to run for president as election turmoil grows

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The head of Libya's national unity government plans to run for president next month, according to a senior official, an apparent breach of a...

Don’t send migrants back to unsafe countries, pope says, citing Libya

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Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and...

In Libyan city, mass graves evoke stakes of faltering peace push

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Workers in the Libyan city of Tarhouna have spent more than a year exhuming bodies from mass graves that show the cost of a...

Cyprus says US agents checking aircraft cited in Libya war report

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US federal agents are in Cyprus inspecting a Thrush agricultural aircraft modified to carry weapons, Cypriot police said on Wednesday, suggesting continuing international interest...

UN says 15 dead in attempted migrant voyage from Libya

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The UN refugee agency said it had recovered the bodies of 15 migrants and 177 survivors from two coastguard boats returning to Libya people...

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