libya

Two killed in IS-claimed attack in Libya

A raid in Zella, close to an oilfield some 800 kilometres southeast of the capital Tripoli, is the third IS attack targeting Haftar's forces in recent weeks.

published on : 18th May 2019

UN warns of worsening humanitarian situation in Libya

Strongman Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive against Tripoli, the seat of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord, on April 4.

published on : 29th April 2019

17 coordinators to help Indians leave Libya, says External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj said there were over 500 Indians in Tripoli even after massive evacuation from Libya and the travel ban.

published on : 24th April 2019

UN says over 260 killed in Libya battle as African leaders meet

The fighting has since eased somewhat as both Libyan National Army and Government of National Accord appeared to be preparing for the next phase of the battle. 

published on : 24th April 2019

UN says 220 killed in fighting over Libya's capital

The World Health Organisation said that there were at least 15 deaths in the last two days while 1,066 others have been wounded till now.

published on : 20th April 2019

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians stranded in Libya's capital Tripoli to leave immediately

The minister said that if the Indians stranded in the Libyan capital do not leave immediately, then it may not be possible to evacuate them later.

published on : 19th April 2019

Italy donates 2 million euros to help displaced in war-torn Libya

The Foreign Ministry is gifting the cash to UNHCR from its Africa Fund "given the current situation in Libya and the risks civilians, refugees and migrants are exposed to," the statement said.

published on : 19th April 2019

Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

Fighting on the ground, the two sides have launched daily air raids and accuse each other of targeting civilians.

published on : 14th April 2019

UN warns against new clashes in Libya's capital Tripoli

Condemning the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli , The United Nations Support Mission in Libya is said to be monitoring the situation closely.

published on : 16th January 2019

IS-claimed attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least three

A car bomb exploded near the ministry following which a suicide bomber blew himself up on the second floor of the building while a second attacker died when a suitcase he was carrying exploded.

published on : 26th December 2018

Remains of Ethiopian Christians killed by Islamic State uncovered in Libya

The mass grave was discovered through confessions made by IS members captured during the battle to retake Sirte, according to the organised crime department in Misrata to the west of Sirte.

published on : 25th December 2018

US hits Libyan militia leader with sanctions

Badi is a senior commander of the armed Al-Sumud front and the Fajr Libya brigade, both of which have challenged the shaky UN-backed coalition Government of National Accord.

published on : 19th November 2018

Five civilians beheaded by suspected Islamic State militants following attack in central Libya 

Jufra lawmaker Ismail al-Sharif said IS fighters attacked the city with 25 vehicles, beheaded five civilians and torched local government and security offices.

published on : 29th October 2018

US to launch drone strikes in Niger against IS, Al-Qaeda: Report

Nigerien and US officials told the newspaper that Central Intelligence Agency operatives have been flying surveillance drones from a small airport in the town of Dirkou.

published on : 10th September 2018

Shelling hits US embassy headquarters in Tripoli

Indiscriminate shelling hit the headquarters of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, as clashes continue between forces and militias

published on : 4th September 2018
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