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Libyan rivals clash in neglected south

Libya`s southern desert, long neglected by central authorities, risks becoming an arena for score-settling between rival governments vying for clout across the war-torn country, analysts say.

Nearly 100 migrants feared missing after boat sinks off Libya: Coastguard

Close to 100 migrants were feared missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Thursday.

With Libya's transition paralysed, a would-be premier projects power in Tripoli

With Libya's transition paralysed, a would-be premier projects power in Tripoli

In a cluster of luxury residences that survived Tripoli`s battles almost unscathed, a self-declared defender of Libya`s revolution has set up base as one of three claimants to the country`s premiership.

Car bomb explosion hits Libyan capital Tripoli

A car bomb explosion hit the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday, near the Italian embassy, Xinhua news agency reported.

Libya strongman says Russia `to fight arms embargo`

The Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, is recognised by the international community.
 

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 8 Libyan troops near Benghazi

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 8 Libyan troops near Benghazi

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement circulated online.

Libyan coastguard rescues 115 migrants off Tripoli

Libya's coastguard said it rescued 115 migrants today who had been aboard a rubber boat that broke down off Tripoli, and that one migrant had drowned.

Blow to Libya unity government as rival seizes offices

Libya`s UN-backed unity government suffered a blow in its Tripoli base late Friday when a rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

Armed men kidnap Muslim cleric outside mosque in Libyan capital Tripoli

Armed men kidnapped a Muslim cleric outside a mosque in the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Thursday, according to local media reports.

Car bomb kills 12 soldiers in Libya

At least 12 soldiers were killed on Thursday in a car bomb attack in Libya's Benghazi city, officials said.

Arms depot blast kills 29 near Libya capital

An explosion in an arms depot near the Libyan capital killed at least 29 people and wounded dozens of others today, security and medical officials said.

Arms depot blast kills at least 29 near Libya capital

An explosion in an arms depot near the Libyan capital killed at least 29 people and wounded dozens of others on Tuesday, security and medical officials said.

Pro-govt forces repel IS counter-attack in Libya`s Sirte

Pro-govt forces repel IS counter-attack in Libya`s Sirte

Forces allied with Libya`s unity government said Wednesday they had repelled a counter-attack by the Islamic State group in the jihadists` coastal stronghold of Sirte.

IS suicide bombings target Libya pro-govt forces in Sirte

One bomber blew up his car a few metres from a group of pro-government fighters near the Abu Hadi roundabout in the city's southeast.

Libyan forces retake port in jihadist bastion Sirte: Spokesman

Forces allied with Libya`s unity government said Saturday they had recaptured the port in the jihadist stronghold of Sirte from Islamic State group fighters who are surrounded inside the city.

Libya must unite against IS: UN envoy

The IS group has built a stronghold in Sirte, a city 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Tripoli.

Libya militia scramble to halt IS advance

Commanders in Libya's third city Misrata rushed militiamen to a key crossroads on Friday after it was overrun by the Islamic State (IS) group in an assault in which a suicide bomber killed two police personnel.

Italy FM in Libya for talks with unity government

Italy FM in Libya for talks with unity government

Italy`s foreign minister arrived in the Libyan capital on Tuesday in a show of support for the new unity government, the first visit by a top Western official since 2014.

Blow to Libya unity govt as rival refuses to cede power

Efforts by Libya's UN-backed unity government to assert its control over the capital were thrown into chaos today as the head of a rival Tripoli-based authority backed away from ceding power.

Kerala engineer held captive in Libya unharmed: Family

A 43-year-old Keralite software professional in Libya, taken captive along with three other colleagues in Tripoli, have not been been physically harmed, according to information received by the family.