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Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Libya's navy has rescued 57 people on a migrant boat off the coast of the North African country, in an operation that involved a clash with armed smugglers.

Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital

Rockets target airport despite fragile truce in Libya capital

The attack underscored the fragility of the latest peace push in the North African nation, which has been beset by turmoil since 2011.

Headquarters of Libyan national oil firm under attack

Headquarters of Libyan national oil firm under attack

An oil company official, who asked not to be named, said masked gunmen had exchanged fire with guards and attacked the firm's headquarters.

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

The UN decried Saturday "reliable reports" that smugglers and traffickers were impersonating its staff in Libya to target desperate migrants and refugees, and demanded action to hold them to account.

Airport in Libyan capital reopens after clashes

Airport in Libyan capital reopens after clashes

The only working airport in Tripoli reopened on Thursday, after being forced to close by deadly clashes in the Libyan capital last week, the transport ministry said.

Tripoli airport to reopen within two days after ceasefire

Tripoli airport to reopen within two days after ceasefire

The United Nations has brokered a ceasefire between groups that had been fighting for more than a week in the chaos-ridden oil producer's capital.

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

Libya is a major departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, mainly from other parts of Africa.

Clashes rage in Libyan capital Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Clashes rage in Libyan capital Tripoli as UN calls for talks

Clashes raged on Monday on the outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, as the UN called for talks after more than a week of deadly violence.

New fighting in Libya capital after truce collapses

New fighting in Libya capital after truce collapses

Fresh fighting erupted in the Libyan capital on Wednesday after the collapse of a truce, a witness and military source said, after the UN called for calm.

US says air strike kills Islamic State militant in Libya

US says air strike kills Islamic State militant in Libya

A US air strike killed a suspected Islamic State militant in Libya on Tuesday, the US Africa Command said.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Libya checkpoint attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for Libya checkpoint attack

Thursday's attack took place between the towns of Zliten and Khoms on the coastal road leading from Tripoli to the port city of Misrata.

Gunmen attack checkpoint in western Libya, killing four

Gunmen attack checkpoint in western Libya, killing four

At least four people were killed in a gun attack by suspected militants on a checkpoint east of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, a local official and a resident said.