Oil tanks in Libya terminal ablaze after firefight

Three storage tanks at one of Libya`s main oil terminals were ablaze on Friday after being hit by a rocket during fighting between Islamists and pro-government forces, officials said.

Eight Keralite nurses leave for Libya

Despite worsening situation in strife torn Libya, eight Keralite nurses left early on Friday from here for Benghazi, not paying heed to pleas of police and NORKA (Non Resident Keralite Affairs) department about the dangers lurking there.

Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead: Hospital

Benghazi: An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said today.

Egyptian Coptic teen seized in Libya found dead: Hospital

An Egyptian Coptic Christian teenager abducted in Libya by armed men who killed her parents has been found dead, a hospital source said Friday.

22 Libya soldiers slain after speedboat attack on oil ports

 Islamists have killed at least 22 soldiers after a surprise attack in which they used speedboats in a failed bid to seize some of Libya's main oil terminals, officials said.

19 Libya soldiers slain after speedboat attack on oil ports

 Islamists killed at least 19 soldiers Thursday after a surprise attack in which they used speedboats in a failed bid to seize some of Libya`s main oil terminals, officials said.

19 Libya soldiers killed by Islamist militia: Military source

At least 19 soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamist militia on Thursday in eastern Libya, where an oil tank also caught fire in separate fighting, a military source said.

Rocket hits tank at Libya's biggest oil port

A rocket hit a storage tank at the eastern Libyan oil port of Es Sider as armed factions allied to competing governments fought for control of the country`s biggest export terminal, officials said on Thursday.

UN warns of catastrophic results due to Libya conflicts

The persistent fighting in recent months between the armed groups in Libya has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths, mass displacement and acute humanitarian conditions for those trapped in conflict zones, the UN warned Tuesday.

Without help, Libya could become next Syria, foreign minister says

Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic militants, the country`s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

UN says Libya rivals agree ''in principle'' to peace talks -envoys

 The United Nations informed the Security Council on Tuesday that rival factions in Libya have agreed "in principle" to hold a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis early in the new year.

Hundreds of civilians killed in months of fighting in Libya: UN

Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 11

At least 11 people were killed and 59 others injured Monday in clashes between the forces of Khalifa Haftar and Islamist militants in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and security sources said.

First batch of 12 Kerala nurses return from Libya

Kochi: A first batch of 12 Keralite nurses evacuated by the Centre from trouble-torn Libya arrived here in the wee hours of Friday.

Mahinda Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to 'forget the past'

Sri Lanka will not allow any Arab Spring-type uprising in the country which is emerging from decades of ethnic war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking an unprecedented third term, vowed today as he appealed to minority Tamils to "forget the past".

Indian nurses evacuated from Libya to reach Kochi

A group of Indian nurses, who have been evacuated from Libya by the government, are scheduled to arrive in Kochi on Thursday.

Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote

Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.

West should intervene in Libya: African leaders

African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.

87 more Indian nurses to return home from Libya

Eighty-seven nurses from Kerala working in Libya are all set to return home in the coming days, says an official here, adding that the remaining 600 nurses have not expressed desire to return at the moment.

More air strikes near eastern Libyan oil port, Tunisia border

Libya`s recognised government conducted air strikes against rival government forces trying to seize major oil ports in the east and against targets in the west on Monday, witnesses said.