Qatar ambassador returns to Egypt after rift over Libya

Qatar returned its ambassador to Cairo on Tuesday, almost a month after recalling him in response to an Egyptian official accusing the tiny Gulf nation of supporting terrorism.

Western Libya rocket strike kills Filipino, wounds 8 people - official

A Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya, a Libyan official said on Monday.

Vladimir Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises
Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS

Libya told an Arab summit on Saturday that a UN arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State militants.

Hillary Clinton wiped e-mail server clean, deleted all e-mails: US Republican

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her e-mail server "clean", permanently deleting all e-mails from it, the Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya has said.

UN to vote on steps to fight Libya extremists

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

Libyan parties need more time to agree unity government: UN

Libya`s warring factions need more time to agree on a unity government to end growing conflict and chaos in the oil producer, a UN envoy said on Thursday. 

Arabs to consider joint military force at Egypt summit

 Saudi-led strikes on Yemeni rebels are set to dominate an Arab summit that will consider forming a joint military force as several countries in the region teeter on the brink of collapse.

Judges reject warlord Charles Taylor call for jail transfer

 An international tribunal said Wednesday it had rejected a request from Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor to be allowed serve the remainder of his 50-year jail term for war crimes in an African jail.

Islamic State fighters take on Libya''s rival government forces

 Militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State fought forces loyal to Libya`s two rival governments in the central city of Sirte and further east in Benghazi, state media and military officials said on Wednesday.

Libya rivals discuss UN-backed peace proposals: Envoy

Libya`s rival parliaments discussed Wednesday proposals unveiled a day earlier aimed at ending violence and establishing a provisional government, UN envoy Bernardino Leon said.

Libyan activists `under attack` by all sides: UN report

Activists speaking up against abuses in war-torn Libya face reprisals from all sides in the chaotic conflict, and are increasingly being threatened, attacked, abducted and killed, the UN warned in a report Wednesday.

Islamic State releases Bangladeshi hostages in Libya oilfield attack

  Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by the Islamic State militant group in an attack on a Libyan oilfield, have been released after more than two weeks, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Suicide car bombing kills 7 soldiers in Libya`s Benghazi: Sources

 A suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint killed at least seven Libyan soldiers in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, military sources said.

UN unveils proposals to end Libya crisis

The United Nations unveiled Tuesday a six-point proposal aimed at ending the violence plaguing Libya by establishing a transitional government to rule until a new constitution is adopted and elections held.

Libyan pro-government warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

Libyan pro-government forces said they had targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides late Monday.

Eight killed in air strike as Libya government aims to recapture capital

Eight civilians were killed in an air strike near Tripoli on Monday, the U.S. ambassador said, as Libya`s internationally recognised government pressed on with an assault to recapture the capital it abandoned to a rival faction last year.

EU urges end to military action for peace in Libya

European Union's (EU) foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that all military activities have to stop if a solution to the Libyan crisis has to be reached.

Libya unity govt could get first names this week: UN envoy

The first names for a new Libyan unity government could emerge this week after progress in UN-mediated talks between its warring parties, UN special envoy Bernardino Leon said Monday.