Gulf Times - Libya
Libya strongman advances in battle to take eastern city

Libya strongman advances in battle to take eastern city

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by suicide attacks.

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean over the weekend, with migrants attempting to cross into Europe, often on unseaworthy boats, according to rescuers.

QFFD and QRCS aid Libya’s medical sector

QFFD and QRCS aid Libya’s medical sector

QFFD and QRCS launched an intervention to support the city's almost failing medical sector, which serves a population of no less than 50,000 people.

More than 31 killed in Libya tribal clashes this month

More than 31 killed in Libya tribal clashes this month

Fighting between rival tribes that has rocked a southern Libya town for weeks has killed more than 31 people since the beginning of May, a medical source said on Sunday.

Two dead in car bombing at checkpoint near Libya's oil crescent

Two dead in car bombing at checkpoint near Libya's oil crescent

Two people were killed and four wounded in a car bombing at a checkpoint west of Libya's biggest oil ports on Tuesday, a senior security official said.

Libya election commission suicide attack toll rises to 14

Libya election commission suicide attack toll rises to 14

Libya's health ministry said on Thursday that the death toll from the suicide attack against the headquarters of the electoral commission in Tripoli a day earlier had risen to 14.

Suicide militants storm HQ of Libya's election commission, 12 dead

Suicide militants storm HQ of Libya's election commission, 12 dead

A group of militants including suicide bombers stormed the head offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and setting fire to the building, officials said.

Three killed as military cargo plane crashes in Libya oilfield

Three killed as military cargo plane crashes in Libya oilfield

Three crewmen were killed on Sunday after their military cargo plane crashed at a major oilfield in Libya, a local official said.

US Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban

US Supreme Court appears ready to uphold Trump's travel ban

The US Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.

Libya shaken after bodies of kidnapped children found

Libya shaken after bodies of kidnapped children found

Libyans mourned Sunday after the discovery of the bodies of three small children from the same family kidnapped in 2015 on their way to school near the capital.

French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Sarkozy, 63, was taken into police custody early on Tuesday and was being questioned by officers specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion at their office in the western Parisian suburb of Nanterre.

Hundreds of migrants picked up between Libya and Italy

Hundreds of migrants picked up between Libya and Italy

Libya's coastguard and an international charity ship picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy.