Libya

US airstrikes kill 80 Islamic State forces in Libya, Pentagon says

United States forces carried out overnight airstrikes on two camps operated by Islamic State militants inside Libya, killing more than 80 fighters, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Migrant boat with more than 100 aboard capsizes in Mediterranean

A boat carrying around 110 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Saturday, according to Flavio Di Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Libyan government orders loyalists to retake ministries from rival

Libya’s UN-backed government has ordered forces loyal to it to retake ministries seized the day before by a rival government, the Libyan official news agency LANA reported Friday, raising fears of...

Forces loyal to Libya’s self-appointed premier take Tripoli buildings

Libya’s self-appointed prime minister, Khalifa Ghweil, Thursday announced that loyal forces had seized buildings from a rival UN-backed government in the capital Tripoli in a fresh blow to efforts...

Chad closes border with Libya over terrorist threat

Chad has closed its border with Libya and will deploy troops to prevent militant fighters from entering its territory, the government has announced.

Gaddafi loyalists charged in Malta with hijacking plane

Two Gaddafi loyalists who hijacked a plane in Libya with 117 on board before diverting it to Malta were charged in a court in Valletta on Sunday.

Passengers of hijacked Libyan plane arrive in Tripoli from Malta

Passengers of a Libyan plane, which was hijacked and forced to land in Malta the day before, arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, Libya's state news agency LANA reported.

Weapons used in Malta hijack were fake, government says

Hijackers who diverted an aircraft from Libya to Malta used replica weapons, the Maltese government says.

Hijackers of Libyan plane in custody, hostage drama ends in Malta

Two men who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta surrendered on Friday and the passengers and crew were safe, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat confirmed.

All passengers released from Libyan plane hijacked to Malta

All the passengers have been released from a hijacked Libyan plane in Malta, the Maltese state broadcaster reported on Friday.

Hijackers threaten to blow up Libyan jet with 118 on board: reports

Two hijackers who forced a Libyan passenger plane to be diverted to Malta on Friday have threatened to blow it up, according to Malta's state television and Libyan media.

Libya declares "liberation" of Sirte from Islamic State

Libya's UN-backed government said it has regained full control of the city of Sirte from Islamic State after a campaign of nearly eight months against the extremist militia.

UN sounds alarm over horrors suffered by migrants detained in Libya

The breakdown of the Libyan justice system has left migrants in Libya facing torture, rape, slavery and death, the United Nations said in a report that urged the Libyan government to reform its...

Italy coastguard: more than 1,000 migrants saved, 16 bodies recovered

Some 1,022 people were saved and 16 bodies were recovered in recent migrant rescues on the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Libyan forces claim control of last Islamic State stronghold

Forces aligned to Libya's UN-backed national unity government Monday gained full control of Sirte, the Islamic State group's last stronghold in the country, a spokesman and sources on the ground...