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Libya PM Fayez Seraj calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

Libya PM Fayez Seraj calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Indian professors held captive by IS for a year return home

Indian professors held captive by IS for a year return home

T Gopikrishna from Andhra Pradesh and Ch Balram Kishan from Telangana, who were teaching at Libya's Sirte University, were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year.  

Two Indians, rescued from war-torn Libya, set to arrive home today

Two Indians, rescued from war-torn Libya, set to arrive home today

Two Indians, who were rescued after over a year of captivity in war-torn Libya, will return to India on Friday.

Bombs for brides: IS dowries revealed in Libya

Islamic State group marriage contracts unearthed by pro-government forces battling the group in Libya reveal that the jihadists offered their brides unusual dowries: machineguns and explosive belts.

Tunisia extends state of emergency by another month

Tunisia announced on Saturday that a state of emergency in force since a deadly attack on the presidential guard last November will be extended by one month.

Two Indians held captive in Libya since July 2015 rescued: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indians held captive in Libya since July 2015 rescued: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday informed that two Indians, who had been in captivity in Libya since July 29, 2015, have been released.

Kuwaitis abandon battle for Muammar Gaddafi's `Air Force One`

Muammar Gaddafi was killed in October 2011, after which the oil-rich country slid into chaos, with the Islamic State group making inroads.

3 Indians stuck in Libya being flown home: Sushma

Three Indians who are stuck in war-torn Libya, including two who went back after being evacuated in April, are being brought to Benghazi city and will be flown to India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya: Coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 6,500 migrants off of Libya in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years.

Battles in Libya's Sirte kill 34 fighters, injure over 180

Battles in Libya's Sirte kill 34 fighters, injure over 180

At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a field hospital.

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya`s internationally recognised parliament on Monday voted no confidence in a UN-backed unity government, a spokesman said, in a blow to efforts to end the country`s political chaos.

Syrian baby, 5-year-old dead in migrant boat capsize

Two Syrian girls, one of them an eight-month-old baby, are among up to six people who died when a boat carrying would-be migrants to Europe capsized off Libya Thursday, rescuers said.

23 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed

State television reported they were freed by "Libyan special forces in coordination with the Egyptian general intelligence service".

Battle for Islamic State bastion in Libya in `final phase`

Battle for Islamic State bastion in Libya in `final phase`

Pro-government forces battled Thursday to clear the Islamic State group from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte, after dealing a major blow to the jihadists by seizing their headquarters.

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention centre, hospital from Islamic State

Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State (IS) from Sirte said they had made major advances on Wednesday, capturing a convention centre previously used as a base by the jihadist group, as well as the city`s university and hospital.

Parents of Benghazi victims file lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

Relatives of two men killed in the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Libya have filed a lawsuit blaming the deaths on Hillary Clinton's "reckless" handling of classified information in her private email server.

US releases redacted drone strike `playbook`

The 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), published Saturday by the American Civil Liberties Union, provides more details than the government had previously revealed on how drone strikes are approved.

ISIS loyalists behead two men in Afghanistan: Reports

ISIS loyalists have reportedly beheaded two men in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province for supporting the pro-government forces in their fight against the terror group.

Libyan forces advance in Islamic State bastion as US keeps up air strikes

Libyan forces said Tuesday they were advancing inside the jihadist bastion of Sirte, as Washington conducted a second straight day of air strikes on Islamic State group positions in the city.

Official says car bombing in eastern Libya kills 23 people

A suicide car bomb attack in the eastern city of Benghazi targeting Libyan troops killed 23 people and wounded dozens of others today, a hospital official said.