Libya ex-PM Khalifa Ghweil wounded in Tripoli clashes

Libya`s former Prime Minister Khalifa Ghweil was wounded in heavy fighting in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday but his injuries are not life-threatening, sources close to him said.

Mar 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

ISIS 'besieged' in last bastion in Syria's Aleppo province: Monitor

The Islamic State group was "completely besieged" in Al-Bab after forces loyal to Syria's regime cut off a road into the jihadists' last major stronghold in Aleppo province, a monitor said Monday.

Feb 06, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
ISIS seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra: Monitoring group

ISIS seizes more ground near Syria's Palmyra: Monitoring group

Amid fierce clashes that raged for the second day, the Islamic State (ISIS) seized more territory from Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said today.

Dec 09, 2016, 21:49 PM IST

55 killed in deadly clash between Ugandan forces and separatists: Police

At least 55 people have been killed in fierce fighting that erupted in western Uganda between security forces and a separatist militia linked to a tribal king, police said Sunday.

Nov 27, 2016, 16:08 PM IST
Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal

Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal

Pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town in Mali`s restive north, officials told AFP on Thursday, removing a key obstacle to the country`s fragile peace process.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:39 AM IST

Kurds push back IS in northern Syria border provinces: Monitor

 Kurdish militia in Syria wrested control of a dozen villages from the extremist Islamic State group either side of the jihadist's bastion province of Raqa today, a monitor said.

Jun 01, 2015, 00:39 AM IST

Islamic States militants seize radio, TV stations in central Libya

A security official in the central Libyan city of Sirte says gunmen from an al Qaeda inspired militia have taken over radio and television stations there.

Feb 14, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

 Libya`s toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.

Sep 02, 2014, 09:08 AM IST

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

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.

Jul 30, 2014, 00:58 AM IST

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

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.

Jul 22, 2014, 00:27 AM IST

Tanker taken from militia by US Navy back in Libya

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.

Mar 23, 2014, 22:39 PM IST

Militias attack Libyan protesters, killing 7

A Libyan hospital official says seven protesters have been killed when militiamen opened fire on peaceful protesters demanding the removal of armed groups in the capital.

Nov 15, 2013, 23:54 PM IST

Four members of anti-Taliban militia shot dead in Pakistan

Four members of an anti-Taliban militia were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan Wednesday.

Jan 23, 2013, 18:05 PM IST

Congo wants UN force to `neutralise` rebels

Congo said it wants the UN peacekeeping force to protect the tense and porous border with neighbouring Rwanda.

Sep 01, 2012, 13:55 PM IST

US prosecutor seeks death penalty for 3 soldiers

Pvt Isaac Aguigui, Pvt Christopher Salmon and Sgt Anthony Peden are each charged with 13 counts including malice murder, felony murder.

Aug 31, 2012, 11:53 AM IST

`Libya will not hand over Saif al-Islam to ICC`

Libya will put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the country`s former leader, on trial in his own country.

Apr 09, 2012, 14:17 PM IST

Libyan gunmen kidnap 5 Tunisian smugglers: Report

Tunisian authorities ave temporarily closed the main crossing of Ras Jder pending negotiations for their release.

Apr 08, 2012, 00:02 AM IST

Clashes near Libya`s Tunisia border: Militias

The battle between Ragdalein and Zwara is the latest in a series of local conflicts that demonstrate weak authority of Libya`s government.

Apr 02, 2012, 16:03 PM IST

Al Qaeda, Iran exploit Yemen turmoil: US diplomat

Jeffery Feltman said national dialogue and a smooth transition to elections in yemen would help counter al Qaeda and Iran.

Mar 29, 2012, 09:10 AM IST

Libya frees two detained British journalists

Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson were detained on February 22 by the Swehli brigade.

Mar 19, 2012, 11:03 AM IST