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UN in Libya warns of possible war crimes as fighting rages

April 21, 2020 11:44 am

Without naming Western-based forces, it lamented arbitrary arrests, abuse of civilians and fighters and electricity and gas supply cut-offs, which it said amounted to “collective punishment'' in the strategic city.

Rival Libyan forces say they have captured Tripoli airport

April 07, 2019 8:54 am

Forces loyal to Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter say they have seized control of the main airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, two days after Hifter ordered his forces to seize the seat of Libya's UN-backed government.

Libya crisis: Residents drill through pavements to search for water as taps run dry

October 28, 2017 4:47 pm

The water crisis is a symbol of the state's failure in a country that was once one of the wealthiest in Middle East, but has been gripped by turmoil since a 2011 uprising unseated Muammar Gaddafi

Emmanuel Macron to focus on Libya conflict, Qatar crisis during his one-day Morocco visit

June 15, 2017 9:33 am

Emmanuel Macron will also be trying to defuse the dispute between Qatar and its neighbours. Meetings are likely to take place in June last week for the same. Also on his agenda was the conflict in Libya, where the UN-backed government is struggling to impose its legitimacy.

France says ready to strike extremists crossing Libya border

January 06, 2015 1:51 pm

France is setting up a military base in northern Niger, 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the lawless Libyan border region

Gaddafi has 'suicide plan' to blow up Tripoli: Russian envoy

July 14, 2011 5:16 pm

If the rebels seize the city,the Libyan leader apparently 'plans to cover it with missiles and blow it up.'

Defiant Gaddafi threatens attacks in Europe

July 02, 2011 9:06 am

Libyan leader warns of attacks in "homes,offices,families," unless NATO halts its airstrikes.

Libya conflict: UN accuses both sides of war crimes

June 02, 2011 11:17 am

10,000-15,000 people have been killed during the 15-week fight between Gaddafi regime and rebels.

Gaddafi hiding in different hospitals every night: Report

May 27, 2011 12:17 pm

Rattled by the bombing in Tripoli,Libya's embattled leader is showing increasing signs of paranoia.

SAfrica's Zuma plans Gaddafi 'exit strategy' talks in Libya

May 26, 2011 10:01 am

Zuma had led an AU mission to Tripoli in April but the bid to halt the civil war collapsed within hours.