Islamic State poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya: UN envoy

The United Nations envoy on Libya says that Islamic State extremists can "become a very serious threat" in the country within months if rival governments fail to reach a unity deal.

Hillary Clinton's 296 emails published

The US State Department has published online 296 emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's account.

State Department releases first Clinton emails

The State Department on Friday released a first batch of emails by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, relating to Libya and a 2012 militant attack on the US mission in Benghazi.

Far from Libya chaos, drivers battle it out in dunes

With the engines throbbing, young Libyans battle it out among the sand dunes, not with Humvee-style fighting vehicles but brightly coloured and sporty four-wheel drives.

Hillary Clinton emails reveal Benghazi militant fears: Report

Emails from Hillary Clinton obtained Thursday by a US daily revealed her own sources provided intelligence on a deadly 2012 attack in Libya that conflicted with White House statements.

Libya Islamists battle IS jihadists near Sirte

 Islamic State group jihadists and members of the Fajr Libya Islamist coalition engaged in fierce clashes on Wednesday in Sirte east of the capital Tripoli, an official said.

Libya rejects EU military action against migrant ships

Libya's internationally recognised government rejected today any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants after EU nations approved plans for a naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers.

'Terrorists' may use migrant cover to get to Europe: NATO

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg warned Monday that fighters from Islamic extremist groups may hide among the flood of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, increasing the need for an effective response.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

EU to back unprecedented naval force to fight people smugglers

European Union ministers are set to approve plans Monday for an unprecedented naval force to fight people smugglers in the Mediterranean after a series of shipwrecks killed hundreds of migrants.

ISIS militants being smuggled into Europe on migrants' boats: Report
ISIS militants being smuggled into Europe on migrants' boats: Report

In what may add fuel to the fire by exacerbating the already existing migrant crisis, a Libyan government official has told the BBC that Islamic State militants are being smuggled into Europe through boats filled with migrants.

Video of migrant ship sunken off Libya shows hundreds of bodies

A navy video of the corpse-filled interior of the sunken fishing boat that capsized last month off Libya coupled with survivor testimony make plausible fears that some 800 smuggled migrants died in the shipwreck, prosecutors in Sicily said on Friday.

Eight killed, seven of them children, in rocket strike in Libya's Benghazi

Eight people were killed, including seven children, when a rocket hit a residential building in the city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Thursday, medics said, two days after a similar attack claimed by Islamic State militants.

Italy reports 3,600 migrant rescues in two days

Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over the past 48 hours, Italy said on Thursday, with sea conditions seen as perfect for attempting the crossing.

Libya warns against sending ships to its waters

Libya`s internationally recognised government warned countries on Tuesday against sending vessels into its territorial waters without authorisation, after it attacked a Turkish-owned ship and killed a seaman at the weekend.

West backs Libyan `national unity`

 The United States and five European nations reaffirmed their commitment to Libyan "territorial integrity and national unity" Monday, as the North African nation works toward a unity government to emerge from chaos.

Migrants labour in Libya to keep Europe dream alive

Elias, a teenager from Benin, spends hour after hour under a bridge in Libya`s capital waiting for menial day jobs to bring him closer to a new life in Europe.

Turkey sends warship to escort cargo vessel attacked off Libya

 Turkey has sent a frigate to escort a cargo ship attacked off the Libyan coast, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Libya MP says Turkish ship hit as headed for Islamist port

 Libya`s internationally recognised government attacked a Turkish-owned cargo vessel from ground and air, killing a seaman, after it entered territorial waters "without permission", a lawmaker said Monday.

Turkish ship attacked as it approached Libya's Tobruk: Foreign Ministry

  A Turkish dry cargo ship was shelled from the Libyan coast as it approached the port of Tobruk and then attacked from the air as it tried to leave the area on Sunday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.