Middle East

Libyan forces accused of killings and body mutilations

Forces of renegade general Khalifa Haftar to investigate abuses after video emerges of troops parading with corpses.

Humanitarian crises

Libya instability behind increase in sea migrants

Libyan prime minister asked for rescue and emergency equipment to curb illegal migration across its border into Europe.

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EU countries to crackdown on people smuggling in Libya

As refugees seek a new life in Europe, they face a perilous journey crossing the Mediterranean. Officials from eight EU countries have pledged $96m to the Libyan government to help fight people smuggling.

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Libya conflict: Reports of abuses by LNA forces in Benghazi

Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli says it has evidence rebel forces are carrying out abuses in Benghazi.

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East Libyan forces claim victory in southwest Benghazi

Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army kills 23 rival fighters and arrests six more, ending weeks of siege.

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Libyan armed groups agree ceasefire after Tripoli clashes

Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal after days of fighting in the Libyan capital. The city had been paralysed as pro-unity government forces and rival militias exchanged artillery fire in the streets.


Can Russia resolve the conflict in Libya?

Moscow is trying to become an arbiter between Haftar and Sarraj and position itself as an indispensable negotiator.


At least 525 refugees drowned in early 2017

Number of drowned in Mediterranean from January to early March higher than last year, raising alarm among rights groups.

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Khalifa Haftar forces capture key Libya oil terminals

East-based forces claim they have regained control of two oil installations of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from rival forces.

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Renegade Libyan general in push to take back oil ports

Forces loyal to renegade general launch push to seize oil terminals in eastern Libya from the Benghazi Defence Brigade.

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Pro-Haftar forces launch offensive to retake Libya oil terminals

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general in Libya has launched an offensive to retake two of the country's key eastern oil terminals. The facilities in the country's Ras Lanuf came under attack earlier this month.


Libya: Will losing oil ports end Haftar's power?

Losing the oil ports could be an attempt to weaken Haftar, and force him to meet political rivals, analysts say.

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Factions fight for control of Libyan oil terminals

Haftar's LNA launches air strikes in attempt to regain control of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports seized by BDB fighters.

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Libyan group claims capture of five cities

Benghazi Defence Brigades says in control of five cities and two major oil producing areas in the east of the country.

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East Libyan group attacks Libya's oil terminals

Forces loyal to Libya's General Khalifa Haftar have lost control of two major oil terminals.