Jihadists flock to Libya's remote south to train

Libya's remote desert south has become a haven for north African jihadists who have set up training camps in what has traditionally been a hotbed of arms smuggling, experts say.

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began.

Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market

Lebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.

Five Lebanon troops wounded in Tripoli clash: Security source

Five Lebanese army troops and a number of Islamist gunmen were wounded in a clash late Friday in a historic area of the northern city of Tripoli, a security official said.

Libya government calls for civil disobedience in Tripoli

The internationally recognised Libyan government called today for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it.

Toll in Libya clashes rises to 75

Nine more people were killed in violent clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the renegade general Khalifa Hafter's forces and Islamic militants, taking the total toll to 75, medical sources said Monday.

Militia fighting in Libya's west kills 23

A hospital official says fighting between Islamist militias and rival groups in western Libya has killed at least 23 people.

UN chief in Libya, calls for end to fighting

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on a surprise visit to Libya Saturday urged warring factions to end the turmoil gripping the North African nation since Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011.

Ban Ki-moon makes surprise visit to Libya, urges dialogue

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Tripoli on Saturday to urge the warring factions fighting for control of Libya to make peace, in the highest-level visit since an armed faction took the capital in August.

Dozens of Libyan troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

Dozens of soldiers were killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a Libyan Army spokesman said on Thursday, as the UN threatened sanctions.

UN threatens sanctions after Libya talks

The UN Security Council on Thursday threatened sanctions against those who reject peace in Libya in a bid to shore up UN-brokered talks on ending the violence.

Gunmen kill soldier in Lebanon`s Tripoli: Army

Gunfire killed a soldier on Tuesday in Lebanon`s main northern city of Tripoli, where clashes often break out between Sunni Muslim gunmen and troops, the Lebanese army said.

Libya PM presents new cabinet to rival Tripoli govt

Libya`s internationally recognised premier presented Wednesday a new cabinet to parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk, in opposition to a Tripoli government, as the strife-torn country`s political divisions deepened.

Libyan parliament takes refuge in ferry

Libya's embattled parliament took refuge in a Greek ferry after its members had to move to the eastern town of Tobruk to escape Islamist rebels, a British daily reported Tuesday.

Libya accuses Sudan of arming `terror` groups

Libya has accused Sudan of flying weapons to "terrorist" groups on its territory and declared Khartoum`s military attache persona non grata, a government statement said.

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.

10 Libya troops killed in clashes with jihadists: Army

Jihadist gunmen clashed today with Libyan troops in Benghazi, killing 10 soldiers, as the Islamists tried to advance on an airport in the eastern city, the army said.

Abdullah al-Thinni asked to form new Libyan government

Libya`s newly-elected parliament Monday asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new government, a lawmaker said.

Libya militias take control of Tripoli govt offices

Libya's toothless outgoing government on Monday admitted it had lost control of government offices in Tripoli to armed militias.

Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

Libya`s government said it has lost control of most ministries and state institutions located in Tripoli after rival armed groups took over the capital.