East Libyan forces say have arrested commander sought by ICC

BENGAHZI, Libya Security forces in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested the commander of an elite forces unit who is sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners.

East Libyan elite forces snub ICC over warrant for commander

BENGHAZI, Libya An elite forces unit linked to the army that controls much of eastern Libya has snubbed international efforts to bring to justice one of its senior officers for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners.

World, 16 Aug 2017

Spanish migrant rescue ship threatened by Libyan coastguard: witness

ABOARD THE GOLFO AZZURRO, Mediterranean The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said.

World, 16 Aug 2017

Italy minister sees light at the end of the tunnel on migrant flows

MILAN Italy's interior minister said on Tuesday he saw light at the end of the tunnel for curbing migrant flows from Libya after a slowdown in arrivals across the Mediterranean in recent months.

World, 15 Aug 2017

Libya army commander arrest sought by ICC for alleged executions

THE HAGUE Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Libyan National Army (LNA)commander accused over the alleged execution of dozens of prisoners.

World, 15 Aug 2017

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

ROME Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. | Video

World, 15 Aug 2017

Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain - Frontex

BRUSSELS The number of African migrants arriving in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya dropped by more than half in July from June, the European Union's border agency Frontex said on Monday.

World, 14 Aug 2017

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

ROME Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government's policies have made its job harder.

World, Top News, 12 Aug 2017

More than half a million children in Libya need help - UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS United Nations children agency UNICEF warned on Wednesday that more than half a million children in Libya need help and called on warring parties to end the violence and negotiate a political solution to the crisis.

World, 11 Aug 2017

East Libyan city suffers as military forces tighten siege

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Residents of Derna in east Libya say they are facing critical shortages after Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened its longstanding siege around the city last week.

World, 07 Aug 2017