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Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 16:22

Libyan militiamen fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, moving a battle with a rival armed faction closer to the centre of the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:58

Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya`s capital today, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country`s 2011 civil war.

C African Republic ceasefire `broken`: Rebels

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:30

A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:27

A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said.

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:14

Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the last week, Libya`s Health Ministry said.

Benghazi attack `ringleader` arrives in US: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:49

The suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi arrived in the United States on Saturday in the custody of US authorities, a justice official said.

Islamist militia help new Libyan PM seize office

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 19:47

The newly elected Libyan prime minister has taken charge of his office with the help of an Islamist militia, officials said, the latest in the crisis roiling the North African country where a renegade general is leading an offensive against Islamists.

Fighting in Sudan Darfur city kills four: Sources

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 18:33

Fighting between government and militia forces erupted in a city in Sudan`s Darfur on Tuesday, killing four and ending an uneasy calm after the region`s worst unrest in a decade, sources said.

US soldiers plead guilty in 2011 militia slaying

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 00:52

Two US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a former military colleague and his girlfriend to protect an anti-government militia group.

Tanker taken from militia by US Navy back in Libya

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:39

A North Korean-flagged oil tanker illegally loaded by a militia with Libyan oil and retaken by US Navy SEALs has arrived off the coast of Tripoli.

Central African Republic militia leaders arrested

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 03:09

Officials in Central African Republic say 11 men including leaders of the Christian anti-Balaka militia have been transferred to the capital`s main prison.

Congo militia leader ordered rapes, massacres: Prosecutor

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 09:42

A Congolese militia leader widely known as "the Terminator" ordered troops, including child soldiers, to massacre and rape civilians to spread terror and grab territory, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court on Monday.