Middle East

Libya: Dozens killed as heavy fighting grips Tripoli

At least 52 Government of National Accord fighters killed, shattering period of relative calm in the capital.

Rival factions clash in Libya's Tripoli

War & Conflict

Libyans seek inquiry into escape of ISIL followers

Awaqir tribesmen demand answers to how escape from Derna and Benghazi was possible through Haftar-controlled areas.

Inquiry sought into ISIL escape under Khalifa Haftar

Middle East

Libya and UK ‘work closely’ to investigate Manchester bombing

Libya's UN-backed government says it is working with British authorities to identify what it describes as terrorist networks behind a bombing in the English city of Manchester.

Manchester Bombing

Manchester attack probe widens with arrests in Libya

Suspect's father held in Tripoli says 'everything was normal' with his son days before, as UK police make eight arrests.

Italy

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Aid groups say 70 refugees jumped into Mediterranean waters to avoid being shot as speedboat interrupted rescue.

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Middle East

Libya arrests father, brother of alleged Manchester bomber

Authorities in Tripoli detain the father and younger brother of Salem Abedi, who carried out a suicide attack in the UK, killing at least 22 people.

Refugees

Refugees drown in tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea

Children among 34 reportedly dead after about 200 migrants and refugees fall off overloaded vessel while being rescued.

Refugees drown off Libya's Mediterranean coast

Europe

1,000 asylum seekers stranded in the Mediterranean

Italian Coast Guard launches major rescue operation with about 700 people saved, many of them children.

1,000 asylum seekers stranded in the Mediterranean

Middle East

UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

UN refugee chief 'shocked at the harsh conditions' in which Libya keeps refugees and migrants in detention centres.

UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

Middle East

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Libyan and Italian coastguards pick thousands of people from dozens of boats in the Mediterranean in 48 hours.

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Middle East

Airbase attack in Libya kills at least 141 people

Most of the dead are soldiers loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar, spokesman says of Thursday's attack.

Libya: 141 people killed in Brak al-Shat airbase attack

Middle East

UN envoy criticises deadly attack in Libya's south

Martin Kobler expressed 'outrage' in response to reports of an attack by a militia loyal to the unity government.

UN envoy criticises deadly attack in Libya's south

Libya

What does the Haftar-Serraj meeting mean for Libya?

Analysts say the recent meeting in the UAE may only serve to validate Haftar's political legitimacy.

What does the Haftar-Serraj meeting mean for Libya?

Middle East

Khalifa Haftar named Libya's army chief

Khalifa Haftar named as Libya's army chief, provided he recognises GNA as Libya's sole authority, foreign minister says.

Libya foreign minister names Khalifa Haftar army chief

Human Rights

ICC mulls investigation into Libya's abuse of refugees

IOM says refugees are being sold in slave markets and being held for ransom, sexual exploitation and forced labour.

ICC mulls investigation into Libya's abuse of refugees