First batch of 12 Kerala nurses return from Libya

Kochi: A first batch of 12 Keralite nurses evacuated by the Centre from trouble-torn Libya arrived here in the wee hours of Friday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to 'forget the past'

Sri Lanka will not allow any Arab Spring-type uprising in the country which is emerging from decades of ethnic war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking an unprecedented third term, vowed today as he appealed to minority Tamils to "forget the past".

Indian nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi

A group of Indian nurses, who have been evacuated from Libya by the government, are scheduled to arrive in Kochi on Thursday.

Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote

Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

West should intervene in Libya: African leaders

African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.

87 more Indian nurses to return home from Libya

Eighty-seven nurses from Kerala working in Libya are all set to return home in the coming days, says an official here, adding that the remaining 600 nurses have not expressed desire to return at the moment.

More air strikes near eastern Libyan oil port, Tunisia border

Libya`s recognised government conducted air strikes against rival government forces trying to seize major oil ports in the east and against targets in the west on Monday, witnesses said.

Libya Islamists press advance on key oil region

Islamist fighters clashed with pro-government forces for the second consecutive day Sunday as they pressed an advance on a key oil region in eastern Libya, sources on both sides reported.

Libyan rivals clash over eastern oil ports and Tunisia crossing

Armed factions allied to Libya`s two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia on Sunday, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.

Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in Libya

A senior Al Qaeda member was killed in Libya by troops of General Khalifa Haftar, an Algerian security source said Saturday.

Islamist militias form new coalition in Libya`s Derna

Islamist militias in the eastern Libyan town of Derna say they have formed a new coalition ahead of an expected assault by pro-government forces.

EU bars Libyan airlines from Europe's skies

The EU barred all Libyan airlines from European airspace today for fear violent clashes between warring factions mean the authorities can no longer guarantee the safety of their aircraft.

ICC refers Libya to UN Security Council for not surrendering Gaddafi's son

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday Libya had violated an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and it referred the matter to the U.N. Security Council.

Libya internationally recognised govt backs UN talks: FM

Libya`s internationally recognised government has given its backing to UN-brokered talks between warring factions aimed at halting unrest across the country, its foreign minister said late Thursday.

Deadly air raid hits Libya militia on Tunisia border

An air strike hit a Libyan militia post on the border with Tunisia on Friday, killing one person and wounding several others, a militia spokesman said.

More air strikes near Tripoli in struggle between Libya's rival groups

Forces allied to one of two rival governments vying for power in Libya launched an air strike near Tripoli on Thursday, officials and residents said, in a struggle that began when one group seized the capital in August and set up its own cabinet.

Islamic State has training camps in Libya: US commander

The Islamic State group has set up training camps in eastern Libya, and although they are not yet well developed, the US is watching them closely, a senior US general said yesterday.

Islamic State group has training camps in eastern Libya: US general

The Islamic State group has set up training camps in eastern Libya and the American military is closely monitoring the situation, a top US general said Wednesday.

Migrant workers among seven dead in Libya air raid

Seven people were killed, including five African migrant workers, as pro-government forces carried out air strikes Tuesday on the coastal city of Zuara in western Libya, an official said.

Scholars' group in Libya calls for defying Ansar Al-Sharia

A scholars' group in Libya urged the Army, police and citizens in general to stand against the Ansar Al-Sharia group and their diktat.