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Friday, 9 February 2018

Trump extends Obama-imposed sanctions against Libya

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President Donald Trump on Friday extended the state of emergency that imposed unilateral sanctions on Libya, a measure ordered by former President Barack Obama nearly seven years ago.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

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The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya have agreed on a nationwide ceasefire, except for in the fight against terrorist groups, and will work on holding early presidential and parliamentary elections, according to a joint declaration.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Nearly 200 asylum seekers feared dead off Libya coast

Eleven migrants have died and nearly 200 are missing after two boats carrying asylum seekers sank off the coast of Libya, UN agencies said on Monday citing survivors.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

US stealth bombers kill more than 80 ISIS "fighters" in Libya

More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a US aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks in Europe, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Libya pro-govt forces announce capture of ISIS Sirte headquarters

Pro-government forces in Libya said they seized control of the Islamic State group's headquarters in Sirte on Wednesday as they push to oust the jihadists from the coastal city.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Libyan forces 'retake port' in ISIL bastion of Sirte (video)

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally backed government say they have recaptured both the port and airport of Sirte from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), forcing the armed group also known as ISIS to retreat.

Monday, 16 May 2016

World powers agree to arm Libya in fight against ISIS group

The United States, Italy and Libya's friends and neighbours agreed Monday to arm the war-torn country's fledgling unity government to fight the Islamic State threat.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Libya's internationally recognised parliament based in Tobruk has voted against the UN-backed unity government with rival authorities based in Tripoli, Libyan news agencies reported.

Friday, 9 October 2015

UN backs EU military action against migrant smugglers

The UN Security Council on Friday gave its approval to a European military operation to seize and dispose of boats run by migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean off Libya's coast.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

UN human rights officials seriously concerned by verdicts in trial of former members of Qadhafi regime

UN, 28 July 2015 – The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts.

Monday, 11 May 2015

EU asks UN for help with migrant crisis

Migrants intercepted at sea will not "be sent back against their will", the European Union's foreign policy chief has told the UN Security Council, in the context of a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from North Africa.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Egypt Calls for Joint Arab Defense Force


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his countrymen, in a televised national address late Sunday, that Egypt is hoping to be part of a new Arab joint defense force, which is now under consideration by the Arab League.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Egypt: Hundreds mourn local men slaughtered in Libya

Hundreds of grieving mourners in Al-Our village in Minya on Monday bade farewell to the 21 Egyptian victims killed by Islamic State militants in Libya.
At a funeral prayer at Saint Mary's Church in the Upper Egyptian village where most of the 21 migrant workers were from, women dressed in black demanded revenge for their sons, husbands and relatives.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

US Aware of Egyptian, UAE Air Strikes in Libya

WASHINGTON. —The U.S. State Department on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time it was aware of air strikes in Libya by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in recent days.

Until now Washington would not talk about the involvement of Egypt and the UAE in the air strikes against militia in the capital Tripoli.

“We understand there were air strikes undertaken in recent days by the UAE and Egypt” in Libya, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a daily briefing with reporters.

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