Libya

18 killed in southern Libya tribal clashes, mayor says

Eighteen people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of tribal clashes in Sabha, southern Libya, the city's mayor told dpa on Sunday.

Seven migrants dead, dozens missing, almost 900 rescued off Libya

Seven bodies were found and dozens of boat migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea were feared dead off the coast of Libya, a rescue charity and the Italian coastguard said...

Armed smugglers forced migrants onto boat that sank, survivor says

People smugglers in Libya pushed reluctant migrants onto a boat at gunpoint before it sank, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday, one day after some 240 people were reported dead or...

Gambia national goalkeeper dies crossing the Mediterranean to Italy

The goalkeeper of the women's national soccer team in Gambia is believed to have died while trying to migrate to Italy, a member of her family said Thursday.

NATO agrees to support EU anti-migrant operation off Libyan coast

NATO defence ministers have agreed to assist the European Union's anti-migrant-smuggling mission off the coast of Libya, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday.

2016 deadliest year for migrants in Mediterranean, UN agency says

This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, with at least 3,800 people having drowned, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.

MSF: 25 bodies recovered off Libya, 246 migrants rescued

Twenty-five bodies have been recovered and 246 people saved in Mediterranean Sea rescue operations, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says.

Migrant rescues close to Libya pose security risk, EU agency says

Migrants adrift in the Mediterranean are being picked up "closer and closer" to Libyan waters, exposing rescue vessels to greater security risks, the head of the European Union's border and coast...

At least 4 dead in Libyan attack on refugee boat, rescue group says

An attack on Friday by the Libyan coastguard on a boat carrying around 150 refugees has caused "many" deaths, according to the non-profit maritime rescue organization Sea-Watch.

Islamist government attempts comeback in Libya

International efforts to install a unity government and end Libya's civil strife suffered a new blow overnight when an Islamist-leaning government that controlled the capital Tripoli until March...

Italian report: US has increased airstrikes on Libya

The United States has dramatically increased airstrikes on the stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist organization in the Libyan city of Sirte, Rome-based La Repubblica newspaper reported...

More than 4,600 migrants rescued, 28 bodies recovered off Italy shore

Some 4,655 migrants were rescued and 28 bodies were recovered in 33 operations on the stretch of sea between Sicily and Libya, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.

Ten dead among the 6,100 boat migrants rescued off Italy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday there were 10 bodies among the more than 6,000 boat migrants who were rescued the previous day off the coast of Italy.

Eastern Libyan port exports oil for first time since 2014

A tanker left the eastern Libyan port of Ras Lanuf on Wednesday carrying the first oil export from the terminal in two years, a company official said. 

Two Italians abducted by militants in southern Libya

Two Italian nationals were abducted Monday by militants in Libya's southern town of Ghat near the border with Niger, a local official told dpa.