The Libyan coast guard says it has intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the Mediterranean coast.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018
Shocking claims by a leading medical charity that an EU migrant sea rescue operation, in which an Irish naval vessel is participating in, is helping the Libyan coastguard return migrants to camps for torture, rape and murder, must be “taken very seriously”, the leader of Fianna Fáil said today.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been handed preliminary charges over allegations he took millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly been placed in police custody.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018
A number of people have been arrested in Brussels after police officers were attacked on the margins of a protest over the recent revelations of migrant slave markets in Libya.
Sun, 26 Nov, 2017
The Libyan parliament has voted in favour of a new United Nations action plan, which is aimed at giving new life to stalled political talks and healing the country's deep divisions.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
It comes as nearly 600 people are rescued from the Mediterranean in the past week.
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
Some 600 migrants rescued at sea arrived on Friday in Sicily.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
More than 90 people have been killed in weeks of fighting between Libyan militias in the city of Sabratha.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
An estimated 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off Libya’s west coast, the country’s coast guard said.
Thu, 21 Sep, 2017
The head of an international court has today renewed her call for the arrest of a Libyan military officer alleged to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives "in cold blood".
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
The UN envoy to Libya has condemned a suspected militia attack on an air base in the country's south that reportedly killed at least 60 soldiers and civilians and wounded dozens more.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
The German government said a "request list" from Libya's coastguard also includes ambulances, communications equipment and night vision gear.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
Crude headed for its longest run of gains this year as Libya’s biggest oil field suffered another outage while Russia signalled it is weighing an extension of Opec-led production cuts.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2017
Hundreds of migrants are feared to have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
A Spanish aid organisation says it has recovered five bodies from waters off the Libyan coast and fears that at least 240 migrants could have died after two boats capsized in the Mediterranean.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
Five people smugglers have been charged by Italian prosecutors with aiding and abetting the murder of more than 200 migrants as a result of evidence provided by the captain and crew of an Irish Naval service ship.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2017
Two Libyan men have appeared in court in Malta on charges of hijacking a domestic Libyan flight to the Mediterranean island.
Sun, 25 Dec, 2016
According to the Malta Prime Minister the last of the passengers and crew members, along with the hijackers have left the plane.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2016
The last buildings occupied by Islamic State militants in Sirte have fallen into the hands of Libyan fighters, officials said, as anti-IS fighters celebrated in the streets of the final IS stronghold in Libya.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2016
Three foreign workers, including two Italians, have been kidnapped in south-west Libya, officials have said.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
Thousands of migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups today.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
The Libyan parliament has approved a no-confidence motion in the country's UN-backed government.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
Twenty-three people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to a hospital official.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
The United States has launched multiple air strikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
Navy officials in Italy have recovered 217 bodies from the hull of a migrant ship that sank off Libya last year in a tragedy which led to the EU beefing up Mediterranean rescue operations.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Amnesty International has published “horrifying” accounts by migrants of exploitation and abuse in Libya, including Christians who were abducted by Islamic State militants and forced into sexual slavery.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
Amnesty International has published "horrifying" accounts by migrants of exploitation and abuse in Libya, including Christians who were abducted by Islamic State militants and forced into sexual slavery.
Fri, 01 Jul, 2016
Libya's pro-government forces have seized control of the key port of Sirte from Islamic State, helped by British and American support.
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed yesterday by a humanitarian organisation.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
The LÉ Róisín has rescued 123 people from a boat off the coast of Libya.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Fri, 27 May, 2016
At least 20 refugees have died trying to reach Europe after their boat sank off the coast of Libya.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Irish navy vessel the LÉ Róisín has rescued nearly 300 refugees off the coast of Libya.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
The United States and other world powers have said they are ready to supply Libya's internationally recognised government with weapons to counter the so-called 'Islamic State' group and other terrorists.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
More than 400 migrants, mostly from Somalia, are reported to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a boat trip from Libya to Italy.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
The value of the US and UK’s special relationship has been reaffirmed in the wake of Barack Obama’s criticism of David Cameron for his actions over Libya that allowed it to become a “shit show”.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
The political and security vacuum in Libya is being exploited by the Islamic State extremist group which has "significantly expanded" the territory it controls in the conflict-torn nation, United Nations experts have said.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2016
Deadly clashes between Tunisian forces and extremist attackers have left at least 53 people dead near Tunisia's border with Libya, the government said, amid growing fear that violence from Libya could destabilise the whole region.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016