Rappler's latest stories on Libya conflict
The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300
(UPDATED) Diplomats have long complained that Libyan peace efforts have been stymied by major power backing for the rival sides, with Haftar ally Russia quibbling over the proposed wording of the ceasefire demand
The World Health Organization denounces 'repeated attacks on health care workers, vehicles' during the fighting which erupted on April 4
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
The violence has already displaced thousands and left several dozen people dead. The UN warns that nearly half a million children in Tripoli are 'at immediate risk.'
Khalifa Haftar's forces claim responsibility for the air raid on Mitiga airport. It caused no casualties, but left a meter-deep crater on a runway.
Libya has been torn between rival administrations and a myriad of militias since the NATO-backed overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011
The loss of Sirte would be a major blow to ISIS at a time when it is under mounting pressure in Syria and Iraq
The fall of Sirte the hometown of ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi is considered a major setback to the extremists who have also lost territory in Syria and Iraq where they have declared an Islamic caliphate
Albert del Rosario 76 formally steps down as the Philippines top diplomat after helping save thousands of OFWs and even bringing China to court
United Nations investigators report widespread and horrific torture by different factions
Three other Filipino oil workers are reportedly wounded in a Sunday attack on Zawiya
Libya s new nationalist dominated parliament held its first meeting Saturday boycotted by Islamists in a sign of deep divisions still plaguing a violence racked country from which thousands are fleeing
The 21 Filipinos red eyed and weary from lack of sleep and a long journey arrive in Manila Saturday The gov t says only about 800 have returned to the Philippines
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario makes an urgent appeal for Filipinos in Libya to flee now when they still can under the government s mandatory evacuation program