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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...

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.

Libya's National Oil Corporation to resume exports

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Thursday that it would resume exports from its eastern ports "as soon as possible," after taking control of the facilities for the first time in about...

Libyan forces seize key oil terminals, official says

Libyan army troops, aligned with an administration rival to the UN-backed unity government, said on Sunday they had seized major oil terminals from a militia.

Libyan government forces advance into former Islamic State stronghold

Forces aligned with Libya’s UN-backed government have made territorial gains in the last district held by the Islamic State in the group's former stronghold of Sirte, an official said on Saturday...

Libyan parliament votes down unity government, office says

Libya's internationally recognized parliament, based in the eastern city of Tobruk, has voted down a UN-backed proposed national unity government, the assembly's media office said on Monday.

Libyan forces claim advances in last Islamic State stronghold

Forces aligned to Libya's UN-backed unity government Tuesday said they had captured one of three remaining Islamic State-held districts in the city of Sirte, the extremist group's last stronghold...

Libyan forces claim control of Islamic State command centre in Sirte

Libyan forces aligned to a UN-backed unity government Wednesday said they had captured Islamic State's command centre in the city of Sirte, its last stronghold in the North African country.

Medical sources: 15 soldiers killed by suicide attack in Benghazi

Tripoli (dpa) -  A suicide attack targeting Libyan Army troops in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killing at least 15 soldiers, medical sources tell dpa.

Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government advance deep into Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's internationally backed unity government managed Wednesday to advance deep into the western parts of Islamic State's main stronghold, Sirte city, a senior military official...

Libyan government advances towards Sirte; Islamic State hits back

Libya's UN-backed unity government claimed advances against Islamic State on Wednesday, saying its forces had taken three towns near the extremist group's stronghold of Sirte, while the jihadists...

Over 20 Libyan soldiers die in suicide attack claimed by Islamic State

More than 20 Libyan troops have been killed in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint near the western city of Misrata, hospital officials in the city say.

Western envoys in Libya in show of support for UN-backed government

Ambassadors from Britain, France and Spain were in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday in a rare visit seen as a show of support for a nascent UN-backed administration.

Libya peace efforts boosted as unrecognized government quits

International efforts to end Libya's civil strife and install a national unity government received a major boost on Tuesday as a rival administration that claimed control of the capital Tripoli...

Libyan leader shrugs off EU sanctions

The head of Libya's elected parliament on Saturday shrugged off sanctions that the European Union (EU) imposed after accusing him of hampering a peace deal for the restive country.