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UN says boat capsizes off Libya, 35 dead or presumed dead

April 16, 2022 7:45 pm

The shipwreck took place Friday off the western Libyan city of Sabratha, a major launching point for the mainly African migrants making the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean, said the International Organisation for Migration.

Libya's embattled Prime Minister says replacing him could trigger war

February 22, 2022 4:43 pm

Addressing Libyans late Monday, Prime Minister Abdul Hamdi Dbeibah reiterated his insistence that he will hand over power only to an elected government.

Explained: Why is Libya sliding back to political division?

February 18, 2022 1:02 pm

After tentative steps towards unity, Libya is once again being pulled apart, with two rival prime ministers claiming power.

Libya PM defiant as lawmakers set to name new leader

February 09, 2022 2:49 pm

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said in televised speech that he will not hand over power, as the country's parliament is scheduled to name a new premier on Thursday.

Libyan parliament delays next move amid election chaos

December 28, 2021 9:36 am

A parliamentary committee on the elections submitted a report on Monday saying that if problems were not addressed then it would also be impossible to hold an election on that date.

Bodies of drowned migrants wash up on Libyan shore

December 26, 2021 10:26 pm

Libya is a major transit point for migrants, many from African countries, who are seeking better opportunities in Europe.

Explained: Why Libya's election has collapsed and what comes next

December 24, 2021 6:05 pm

Libya fell apart after the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi and split in 2014 between warring eastern and western factions.

Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

November 25, 2021 11:49 am

Libya is set to hold the first round of presidential elections on December 24, after years of UN-led attempts to usher in a more democratic future and end the country's civil war.

Moammar Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

November 15, 2021 8:48 am

Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the 2011 uprising, submitted his candidacy papers in the southern town of Sabha, the High National Elections Commission said.

World powers meet to push for elections in politically fragile Libya

November 12, 2021 11:45 am

Libya's election targeted for December 24 was set through a UN-backed roadmap adopted last year that also established an interim unity government to take over from rival administrations in east and west that had been warring for years.

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Indians stranded in Libya reach Delhi

August 07, 2014 3:11 pm

An Air India plane on Thursday brought back home about 200 Indians stuck in war-torn Iraq.

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