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Rockets hit hotel in Libyan capital

Fighting has been concentrated in southern suburbs but the Rixos is much closer to the city centre, next to the former residence of Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011.

May 24, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians stranded in violence-hit Tripoli to leave immediately

As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that over 500 Indians are stuck there and suggested that they leave the city immediately.

Apr 19, 2019, 21:36 PM IST

Four engineers kidnapped from Libya oil field, 2 later freed

Four engineers were kidnapped from an oil field in southern Libya on Saturday, the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday. Two of them were later freed.

Jul 14, 2018, 22:02 PM IST

Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast

More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya`s western coast, the Libyan navy said.

Nov 26, 2017, 07:07 AM IST

At least 25 dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Libya is the main departure point for mostly African migrants trying to cross to Europe.

Nov 25, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

74 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guards have rescued 74 illegal immigrants, including women and children, from a damaged rubber boat off the western shores of the country, according to a medical source.

Oct 12, 2017, 06:37 AM IST

Libya bans entry of US citizens in retaliation

Libya`s interim government on Wednesday announced it would ban entry of US citizens into Libyan territory in response to a decision by Donald Trump to suspend the entry of Libyans.

Sep 28, 2017, 06:43 AM IST

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: Navy

Last week, Libya's coastguard rescued more than 3,000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, while Italy picked up another 2,000.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea

A total of 43 migrants from Pakistan and Arab countries, as well as several Libyan families, were also rescued by a team from the Coast Guard of the Libyan city of Misrata in the early hours of Friday.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Italy begins naval mission to help Libya curb migrant flows

Almost 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy over the past four years, putting Italy`s network of reception centres under huge strain and causing increasing political tensions.

Aug 02, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

Dozens of migrants believed missing off Libya

"According to the survivors about 40 others are missing, including seven children," he said. The body of one woman was had already been recovered.

Jul 08, 2017, 19:54 PM IST

Some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in four days

More than 3,400 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Saturday, bringing to about 10,000 the total number rescued over four days.

May 27, 2017, 23:03 PM IST

52 dead in militia clashes in Libya capital

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Saturday that 52 of its fighters were killed as they repelled rival militias in fierce clashes in the capital Tripoli.

May 27, 2017, 17:26 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

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.

Mar 02, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Libya strongman says Russia `to fight arms embargo`

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

Jan 03, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 8 Libyan troops near Benghazi

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

Dec 19, 2016, 16:26 PM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2016, 04:50 AM IST