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The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.
Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed

Official: Libya’s sovereign wealth fund chairman detained

The chairman of Libya’s LIA sovereign wealth fund, Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, was detained on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged “corruption and exploitation of (his) position,” an official in the attorney-general’s office said.
Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on January 19 in Libya by a stray shell. [Facebook]

Photo journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya

Photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job.
Muammar Gaddafi

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

Five die in suicide attack on Libyan foreign ministry

Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy wants Libya election by June 2019

The UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame has expressed the hope that another attempt to hold an election will take place by June next year.

Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.

UN: Libya election to take place in early 2019

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has said he expects elections to take place in the war-wracked country in early 2019.

315 illegal migrants intercepted at Mediterranean sea

The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said.
Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya’s Sirte

A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said on Wednesday.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya to close Tripoli airport again over violence

Libya has closed the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli again after rockets were fired in its direction, officials said on Tuesday, days after flights had resumed following earlier shutdown.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

The UN envoy to Libya has said that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

Libya, where a new ceasefire was announced on Wednesday to end a month of deadly fighting near the capital, fell into chaos with the ouster and killing of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.
According to the UN, at least 115 civilians have been killed, with 560 wounded [Hani Amara-Reuters]

UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

More than 1,700 families have been displaced by fighting in Libya's war-ravaged capital over the last 48 hours, the UN has said, as clashes between rival groups intensify.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya urges ‘effective’ UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya’s latest militia-on-militia fighting leaves 10 dead

In a statement Saturday, the medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed conflict first began there late last month. Friday's fighting further strained a cease-fire that has been in force since September 4.

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