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Aid agency says Libya arbitrarily detained 500 migrants in raid

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A major aid agency operating in Libya said on Friday it had reports that at least 500 migrants had been arbitrarily detained during a...

Eastern Libya parliament pulls confidence from unity government

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Libya's eastern-based parliament withdrew its support for the unity government and will continue to operate as a caretaker administration, signalling a threat to a...

Worst Tripoli fighting in a year shows limits of Libya peace...

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Fighting broke out in Tripoli early on Friday between rival armed forces, witnesses said, the heaviest clashes in the Libyan capital since the conflict...

Firefight at Libyan government building shows continued insecurity

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Clashes erupted at a government building in central Tripoli on Tuesday after a dispute over the leadership of a state institution, its head said,...

Fear and hope on Libya’s reopened highway

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The green bus rumbling from Benghazi to Tripoli this week was the first to traverse the main highway between Libya's two biggest cities in...

Deadly landmine legacy in Tripoli shows stakes of Libya talks

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The death of Sadeeq Ferjani from a booby trap left by fighters in his home in southern Tripoli is a reminder of the deadly...

US Tripoli visit shows increased Libya focus after fighting

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The United States on Tuesday sent its highest-level official to Libya since 2014 in what it called a signal of Washington's increased focus on...

Macron says France to reopen embassy in Tripoli on Monday

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France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new authorities, President...

In locked-down Lebanon, protester killed in night of unrest

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A man was killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Thursday in clashes between security forces and protesters angry over a strict coronavirus...

Libya talks reach election breakthrough, UN says

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Political talks on Libya’s future have reached agreement on holding elections within 18 months, the United Nations acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday, hailing...

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...

First Tripoli-Benghazi flight for a year follows Libya talks

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A commercial passenger plane flew from the Libyan capital Tripoli across front lines to the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in...

Pope expresses support for detained fishermen in Libya

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Pope Francis expressed support on Sunday for 18 fishermen held in Libya, weighing in on a standoff between Italy and the administration of Khalifa...

Libya says it detains men suspected of burning Nigerian to death

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Three Libyans killed a Nigerian man by setting him on fire in Tripoli, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, in what a UN agency...

Head of Libya’s Tripoli government says he wants to quit

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Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Wednesday he wants to quit by the end of October, which could feed political tensions...

Blast hits Libyan capital, residents say

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A loud blast hit the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Tuesday, residents said, with the noise audible across much of the city and dark...

Protesters dispersed by gunfire in Libya’s capital

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Armed men fired in the air to disperse several hundred protesters demonstrating over living conditions and against the government in the Libyan capital, Tripoli,...

Libya’s Tripoli-based government declares ceasefire

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Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is internationally recognised but controls only the western part of the country, announced a ceasefire on...

Libya’s Haftar pulls back east as Tripoli offensive crumbles

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Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government took the last stronghold of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar near Tripoli on Friday and advanced further south,...

Eastern forces quit Libyan capital after year-long assault

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Libya’s internationally recognised government regained control of Tripoli on Thursday, driving eastern forces out of the capital after a year-long battle in which foreign...

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

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As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the...

Libya’s Tripoli govt says 30 migrants killed in revenge attack

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The family of a Libyan people trafficker killed 30 migrants in revenge for his death, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said...

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...

Libya frontline pullback puts eastern offensive in question

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar said it had pulled back from some Tripoli frontlines on Wednesday, calling into...

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,...

Libyan forces aligned with Tripoli government capture key air base

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Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government took control of an air base south-west of Tripoli on Monday after a sustained assault, in what...

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...

Near misses for embassies in Tripoli

Shells landed near the Turkish and Italian embassies in central Tripoli in an apparent expansion of bombardment by eastern-based forces on a central district...

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,...

Tripoli water cut condemned

The UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Libya condemned cutting off water supply to the capital Tripoli as “particularly reprehensible” and said it must stop immediately. An...

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)...

Tripoli bombardment intensifies

Bombardment of the Libyan capital Tripoli intensified residents said as the UN envoy called for a return to a ceasefire agreed last month and...

Mitiga Airport closed to UN

Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the UN to use the only functioning airport in Tripoli, a force spokesman said. Ahmed...

Tripoli shelled

Artillery shells hit the centre of the Libyan capital, which eastern forces have been trying to take in a near year-long war, on Tuesday...

Haftar pushes for Tripoli advance

Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance towards the centre of Tripoli in what he said would be the “final battle” for...

US wants Haftar to halt Tripoli offensive

The US wants eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognised government and warned against...

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....

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...

Three dead in renewed Tripoli fighting

At least three fighters aligned to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed in an offensive aimed at pushing back eastern forces...

Tripoli migrant detention centre hit in air strike

An air strike hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least 40 and wounding...

Haftar loses main Tripoli base

Forces allied to Libya’s internationally recognised government seized Gharyan south of Tripoli, the main supply base of eastern forces attacking the capital, witnesses and...

Resolve to fight hardening in Misrata

In a warehouse packed with rocket launchers, grenades and rifles in the Libyan city Misrata, workers sweat as they install anti-aircraft guns on pickup...

Heavy fighting in Tripoli

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces pushed to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government. The...

Tripoli water supply restored

Water supplies to 2.5 million Tripoli residents were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said, allowing the besieged capital...

Countries fuelling Libya conflict must be stopped

Libya is on the brink of a civil war that could “lead to permanent division of the country,” a top UN official warned the...

Tripoli water supply cut off

Gunmen cut off the main water pipeline to Libya’s besieged capital, Tripoli, spelling more misery for residents reeling from weeks of fighting. The United Nations...

Business suspended for 40 foreign firms in Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government suspended operations of 40 foreign firms including French oil firm Total, a government official said. The ministry said the firms’ licences...

Rise in casualties – and cholera – expected in Libya

A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of diseases including cholera, the...

Haftar forces down government warplane

Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar shot down a Tripoli government warplane purportedly piloted by a foreign mercenary south of Tripoli, the Libyan...