Libya unrest - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Libya unrest


Paris says its missiles found on pro-Haftar base in Libya

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:37 PM

But the French government denies supplying the missiles to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar and breaching a UN arms embargo

ADMISSION. This file photo taken on June 29, 2019 shows fighters loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord displaying US-made Javelin anti-tank missile and precision guided munition, which were reportedly confiscated from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in Gharyana. Photo by AFP

1,000 dead in 3-month fight for Libya's Tripoli

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The UN's World Health Organization says air strikes and ground fighting have left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded

AIR STRIKES. This picture taken on June 29, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising in Tajoura, south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, following a reported air strike by forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:27 AM

A Fajr Libya spokesman in Tripoli Mohamad Shami confirms the attack but gives a much higher death toll on the pro government side

8 dead, Pinoy and Austrian missing after ISIS attack in Libya

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:42 AM

An Austrian and a Filipino who worked for a services company are missing after the attack on a Libyan oilfield

UNREST. An empty bullet shell is seen outside the entrance of the al-Ghani oil field, belonging to Libya's Harouge Oil Operations company, near the city of Waddan in the central Al-Jufrah province on March 23, 2013. File photo by Abdullah Doma/AFP

British hostage released in Libya after five months

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Bolam is a teacher at the international school in Benghazi A US teacher from the same school was shot dead in December

Blasts in Libyan capital as mystery jets fly over

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

The mystery comes days after new clashes between militias prompted hundreds of people to flee

810 Filipinos from Libya to arrive in Philippines

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Having fled strife torn Libya the Filipinos sail to Malta where a chartered Philippine Airlines flight will bring them back to Manila

BACK HOME. More than a dozen Filipino workers from Libya arrive on August 6, 2014 after fleeing the strife-torn North African country. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Philippines ends P78.2-M sea evacuation from Libya

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:23 PM

This leaves 10 000 Filipinos with land evacuation as their only option should they choose to flee the strife torn country

FOR FILIPINOS IN LIBYA. Filipino children hold placards during a protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippines, August 5, 2014. More countries moved to evacuate their nationals from Libya where the fighting between rival militias escalated. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Libya unrest 'worse than under Gaddafi' – evacuees

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:20 PM

So many people died to make the country better But now we started killing each other in a civil war

Nearly 50 French, British nationals evacuated from Libya

Jul 30, 2014 - 9:27 PM

France evacuates nearly 50 French and British citizens from Libya by ship amid growing lawlessness and unrest in the north African country

UNDER FIRE. A picture taken on July 16, 2014, shows flames and smoke billowing from an airplane at the Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital. Photo by Mahmoud Turkia / AFP

Libya risks civil war with spike in anarchy

May 19, 2014 - 10:23 PM

With interim authorities failing to build a regular army and police force militias rule the roost

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:20 AM

The incident was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country

Libya PM quits, says was victim of 'traitorous' attack

Apr 13, 2014 - 10:41 PM

UPDATED Interim prime minister Abdullah al Thani said he would not accept the premiership after a traitorous attack on himself and his family

Libya vows to stay on democratic path after parliament attack

Mar 03, 2014 - 11:28 PM

Under pressure from demonstrators the General National Congress Libya s highest political authority has announced early elections will be held but has not yet set a date

Libyan PM freed after several hours held by militia

Oct 10, 2013 - 5:51 PM

UPDATED The premier appeared in good health when he arrived at government headquarters after his ordeal at the hands of former rebel militiamen

RELEASED. In this photo, Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister of Libya, speaks to journalists at the United Nations headquarters in New York, 14 March 2013. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas