Libya Parliament allies with renegade general, struggles to assert authority

Libya`s beleaguered elected Parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

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.

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.

British parliament set to approve air strikes against IS in Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron urged lawmakers on Friday to vote in favour of Britain joining US-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, hours ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote he is expected to win.

EU court strikes down sanctions against Gaddafi cousin

A top European court ruled Wednesday that EU sanctions imposed against a cousin of ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi should be withdrawn.

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.

Libya stripped of right to host 2017 Nations Cup

Libya have been removed as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament.

Libya okay with Arab, UN forces helping restore order: PM Modi

Libya does not oppose the idea of having Arab, African or UN forces in the country to help the authorities take control over the situation, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has said.

Libya`s new Parliament calls for unity as rival militias clash

Libya`s new Parliament appealed for national unity at its first formal session as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

UN hopes Libya`s new Parliament to help end violence

The UN mission in Libya hopes that the newly-elected Parliament can lead efforts to end surging violence and promote political process, a UN spokesperson said.

New Libya Parliament meets amid ongoing violence

Libya`s new nationalist-dominated Parliament held its first meeting, boycotted by Islamists, in a sign of deep divisions still plaguing a violence-racked country from which thousands are fleeing.

Gaddafi`s son Saadi faces murder charge

Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Libya`s former leader Muammar Gaddafi, was charged with the murder of his football teammate in a court here Sunday, the media reported.

Renegade general launches offensive in east Libya, up to 12 killed

A renegade Libyan general launched a fresh offensive on Sunday against Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, sparking some of the worst fighting in weeks, with up to 12 people killed and power supplies disrupted.

Libya`s new government takes office: Official statement

Libya`s new government, headed by Ahmed Miitig, announced that it had taken office, despite the refusal of Abdullah al-Thani`s cabinet to leave power.

Fierce fighting kills 18 in Libya`s Benghazi

Fierce fighting between Islamists and a rogue Libyan general killed at least 18 people in Benghazi, triggering fears of an all-out war as hospitals urged citizens to donate blood.

Libya PM`s home attacked, US urges Americans to leave

Gunmen attacked the home of Libya`s new prime minister Tuesday, as the growing security concerns prompted Washington to recommend Americans leave the country "immediately".

Maiteeq installed as Libya`s new premier but dismissed by speaker

Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as Libya`s new prime minister on Sunday after chaotic voting in parliament, but hours later the deputy speaker declared the election invalid as a power struggle erupted in the assembly.

Eight killed as suspected Islamist militants attack security HQ in Libya

Eight people were killed and up to 15 wounded when suspected Islamist militants tried to storm the Libyan government security headquarters in Benghazi on Friday, army officials and medics said.

Libya court reopens trial of Gaddafi regime figures

A Libyan court Sunday reopened the trial of dozens of senior figures from Muammar Gaddafi`s government, with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the slain leader`s son, appearing in court via a video-link.