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30 killed, 33 wounded in airstrike on Tripoli military academy; attack in Libyan capital comes amid fears of escalation of violence
Tripoli, controlled by internationally recognised Government of National Accord, is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army
UN Security Council to hold urgent Libya talks after air strike at migrant detention centre near Tripoli kills 44, injures 130
The UN Security Council has called an urgent meeting on Libya to discuss an air strike at a detention centre in Tajoura near Tripoli that killed at least 44 people and severely injured more than 130
Violence in Tripoli: Cholera outbreak imminent with 60,000 living in makeshift refugee camps, says WHO
A month-old battle for Libya’s capital Tripoli risks causing an “exponential” rise in civilian casualties as well as outbreaks of deadly diseases including cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
Sushma Swaraj says 17 coordinators appointed in Tripoli to help Indians leave Libya; Indian embassy helping people with exit visas
Efforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital to capture the region from the UN-backed Government of National Accord
Sushma Swaraj appeals to 500 Indians to leave Tripoli immediately as situation in Libya deteriorates
Efforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital to capture the region from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, which has led to the creation of a bewildering array of militias all seeking to take control.
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces take over key oil field in southern region; Libyan National Army confirms capture of Al-Fil
The Al-Fil field currently produces about 73,000 barrels a day and is managed by Mellitah Oil and Gas, a joint venture between Italy's Eni and Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Libyan National Army launches air strikes against rival militia that targeted oil facilities in eastern part of country
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces launched air strikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the east of the country
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media said on Sunday, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists.
An attack on an airbase in South Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar,
Libya's disintegration comes as international efforts to tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria have highlighted stark strategic differences between Turkey and its regional and international partners.
Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught up in growing unrest as rival armed factions compete for control of the country's oil resources.
As the war continues in Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, at least 130 have been killed in the past 10 days. Heavy fighting flared on Sunday between Libya's army and Islamist militias.
Libya is descending into anarchy as former rebels who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 have turned their guns on each other as they seek to set the country's political agenda and control its vast oil reserves.
Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn but more details on the latest fighting in Libya were not immediately available.
The attack was claimed by the Operations Cell of Libyan Revolutionaries, a coalition of Islamist militias seen as the armed wing of Islamists within the General National Congress (GNC) or parliament of Libya.
In Libya, elections were called last month as a way to strengthen central state authority after renegade army general Khalifa Haftar opened a campaign against Islamists in the east.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Friday the government was safe and security under control, dismissing a statement by a senior army official calling for the parliament to be suspended and the armed forces to "rescue" the country.