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Tripoli cafes raided

Gunmen raided trendy seafront cafes in Tripoli to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, a move alarming civil liberties defenders....

Desperate African refugees pay to get into Libyan jails – UNHCR

]African refugees in Libya are so desperate some bribe their way into detention centres in the hope of being resettled out of the war-torn,...

Sisters killed in Tripoli air strike

Three children, all sisters, were killed, and their mother and a fourth sister wounded in an air strike near a military intelligence camp in...

UN pushing to halt embargo violations in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating...

ISS: Libya’s war becomes a tech battleground

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Libya’s current conflict is emerging as a very different one to what has been fought before in the country, or the world. Fleets of...

Migrants flee after rescue

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of Tripoli on Sunday but fled...

Boat capsizes off Libya

A boat with more than 50 people on board capsized off Libyan, the United Nations said, the latest accident involving migrants trying to reach...

US air strike kills 17 in Libya

US forces killed 17 suspected militants in a third air strike in a week on southern Libya. The strike, last Tuesday, hit south-western Libya,...

Push for new Libya talks at UN

Major powers sought to bury differences over Libya at the United Nations after six months of war plunging the oil producing nation into crisis...

Sudan shuts borders

Sudan’s transitional government ordered immediate closure of the nation’s borders with Libya and Central African Republic, citing security and economic “dangers”. A statement by...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...