Libya forces free 13 foreign captives from militants in Sirte battle

TRIPOLI Libyan pro-government forces fighting Islamic State in Sirte have freed 11 Eritrean female captives, a Turk and an Egyptian after a battle to recapture a part of the city held by Islamic State, a spokesman for the forces said on Saturday.

Libya naval forces deny charges of attack on migrant boat

TRIPOLI Libyan naval forces have denied accusations by a rescue organisation that one of their crew had attacked a migrant boat packed with around 150 people, causing many to fall into the sea and at least four to drown.

World, 22 Oct 2016

Seven migrants die on day of 'Libyan Coast Guard' attack

ROME The crew of a speedboat labelled "Libyan Coast Guard" attacked a migrant boat packed with some 150 migrants, beating them with sticks and causing many to fall into the water and at least four to drown, humanitarian group Sea-Watch said on Friday.

World, 22 Oct 2016

Bunkers and booby-traps as Islamic State makes a stand in Libya

SIRTE, Libya Sheltering in tunnels, improvised bunkers and rooms fortified by sand-filled fridges, Islamic State is holding out in the Libyan city of Sirte, defending itself with snipers, booby-traps and car bombs against pro-government forces.

World, 21 Oct 2016

Libya forces free five foreign captives from Islamic State in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan pro-government forces have freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting in their battle to capture the final district of the city, a local official said on Thursday.

Top News, World, 21 Oct 2016

U.S. air strikes pound Libya's Sirte to oust IS militants

SIRTE, Libya U.S. aircraft hit Islamic State targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as pro-government forces push into its last militant-held districts, the U.S. military said on Monday. | Video

World, Aerospace & Defence, 18 Oct 2016

Tensions high in Libya's capital as faction challenges U.N.-backed govt

TRIPOLI Libyan armed brigades allied with rival political leaders in Tripoli have exchanged sporadic gunfire and set up checkpoints in areas they control, challenging the authority of the United Nations-backed government.

World, 17 Oct 2016

Britain sends new military training mission to Tunisia to counter Islamic State

LONDON Britain has sent 40 military personnel to Tunisia to provide training aimed at helping the North African country prevent the spread of Islamic State fighters from neighbouring Libya, the British defence minister said on Saturday.

World, 16 Oct 2016

Rival faction challenges Libya's U.N.-back government in Tripoli

TRIPOLI A Libyan faction opposed to the U.N.-backed government seized a building used by parliament in Tripoli, proclaiming its own authority and demanding a new government in a challenge to Western plans to end the instability in the country.

World, 15 Oct 2016

Britain pays compensation to victims of sex attacks by Libyan cadets

LONDON Britain's Ministry of Defence has paid compensation to two people who suffered sex attacks in 2014 by Libyan cadets who were being trained at a British army barracks.

World, 15 Oct 2016