84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Twenty-six people were rescued from the boat which sank on Friday, and were questioned overnight.

UN blacklists Indian-flagged cargo vessel carrying Libyan oil

An Indian-flagged cargo ship has been blacklisted by the UN Security Council for transporting crude oil illicitly exported from Libya.

US challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

US challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year

A US guided-missile destroyer conducted a freedom of navigation patrol near one of China`s man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago in October. 

Barack Obama says no plans for ground troops in Libya

US President Barack Obama on Friday scotched suggestions that the international community would deploy troops to Libya to prop up the fledgling unity government and fight the Islamic State group.

Islamic State in retreat around east Libyan city - military

Islamic State fighters retreated from long-held positions around the port city of Derna on Wednesday, military forces in eastern Libya said, as troops loyal to the government in the region pressed on with an offensive in Benghazi.

Italy insists `no invasion` after spike in migrant arrivals

Italy insisted Friday it was not facing an "invasion" after a spike in migrant boat crossings from Libya exacerbated fears the country is on the verge of becoming the main entry point for people trying to reach Europe.

Hillary Clinton cites effort in getting India, China commit to GHG cut

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton cited her efforts to get India and China committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions during a heated debate with rival Bernie Sanders as the two clashed aggressively over economic growth and energy security.

Italy rescues 1,850 migrants in Strait of Sicily

The Italian coastguard Monday rescued 1,850 migrants in eight operations in the Strait of Sicily, as a wave of boats departing from the Libyan coast intensifies.

Obama calls Libya his `worst mistake`

Obama calls Libya his `worst mistake`

Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, with the country spiraling into chaos and grappling with violent extremists.

Fiasco in Libya was the worst mistake of my presidency: Barack Obama

Fiasco in Libya was the worst mistake of my presidency: Barack Obama

In his final year in office, US President Barack Obama has said that failing to prepare for the aftermath of the ousting of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was the "worst mistake" of his presidency.

Facebook emerging as online market for arms sale in Libya: Report

Facebook emerging as online market for arms sale in Libya: Report

Social media giant Facebook and mobile message service WhatsApp are increasingly being used to sell weapons like AK-47s and truck-mounted machine guns in war-ravaged Libya, a media report said on Saturday.

IS group doubles number of fighters in Libya: US

4,000 to 6,000 IS fighters are now in the country, a number that has doubled in the last 12 to 18 months.

Blow to Libya unity govt as rival refuses to cede power

Efforts by Libya's UN-backed unity government to assert its control over the capital were thrown into chaos today as the head of a rival Tripoli-based authority backed away from ceding power.

Kerala engineer held captive in Libya unharmed: Family

A 43-year-old Keralite software professional in Libya, taken captive along with three other colleagues in Tripoli, have not been been physically harmed, according to information received by the family.

Kerala techie abducted in Libya by rebel forces

Kerala techie abducted in Libya by rebel forces

An IT engineer from Kerala is suspected to have been abducted by rebels in war-torn Libya. 

Libya's self-declared National Salvation government stepping down - statement

Unity government leaders arrived by ship from Tunisia last Wednesday, after the National Salvation government closed Tripoli`s air space to prevent them from flying in.
 

John Kerry due in Riyadh to seek mending ties with Gulf states

John Kerry due in Riyadh to seek mending ties with Gulf states

General Secretary of Gulf Cooperation Council Abdullateef Alzayani has said that US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Gulf foreign ministers on Thursday in Manama.

PM Narendra Modi lauds Saudi govt's arrangements for Indian Haj pilgrims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday conveyed his sincere appreciation for the excellent arrangements made by the authorities of the Saudi Arabia Government for the comfort of the Haj and Umrah pilgrims from India.

India planning to evacuate its nationals from Libya

India planning to evacuate its nationals from Libya

The development comes close on the heels of the death of a Kerala nurse and her child in western Libya.

Sushma Swaraj confirms death of Indian nurse, son in Libya

Sushma Swaraj confirms death of Indian nurse, son in Libya

The minister also renewed her call to Indians abroad to move out of conflict zones.