Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. The sovereign state is made of three historical regions: Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world. The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The second-largest city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.
Libyan government forces on Tuesday pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in the Hira area south of the capital Tripoli in a counter-offensive, Reuters reporters at the scene.. Reuters - Published
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump's voluble Capitol Hill defender, is worried that the president's chatter is undermining efforts to stop Libya from falling into an all-out civil war. Trump..
According to Reuters, remarks made by President Donald Trump show that the United States believes in the pivotal role of the Libyan National Army in the war against terrorism. Earlier the White House..
According to CNN, President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar on Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's vast oil resources. The talks came even after..
Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognized government, as the death toll in a.. Reuters - Published
TRIPOLI — Forces backing Libya's unity government battled to push back an offensive by strongman Khalifa Haftar on Sunday as his troops approached the gates of Tripoli after air raids overnight... WorldNews - Published
Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government have pushed their eastern opponents back on parts of the frontline south of Tripoli, despite the attackers flying overnight air strikes on.. Reuters - Published
Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, as forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa.. France 24 - Published
Explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally.. Reuters - Published
Several air strikes and explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally.. Reuters - Published
Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, with shelling audible in the city center, residents said, as the death toll from two weeks of fighting.. Reuters - Published
TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Saturday they have launched a counter-attack against strongman Khalifa Haftar's fighters just south of the capital Tripoli. "We have launched a.. WorldNews - Published
Efforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital to capture the region from the UN-backed.. Firstpost - Published
US President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Khalifa Haftar, the White House revealed Friday, as the Libyan warlord’s forces continued to push toward the heart of Tripoli with heavy shelling in the.. France 24 - Published
The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military.. Reuters - Published
Remarks made by President Donald Trump show that the United States believes in the pivotal role of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the war against terrorism, Sky News Arabia cited the LNA spokesman.. Reuters - Published
The White House said on Friday that US president Donald Trump spoke by phone on Monday to Libyan military commander Gen Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts and the need to.. WorldNews - Published
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday asked the Indian nationals in Tripoli to "leave immediately" after violence for the control of the Libyan capital escalated. "We will not be able to.. IndiaTimes - Published
With mortar bombs continuing to target a Tripoli suburb on Thursday, the United States and Russia said they could not support a British-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution which would.. WorldNews - Published
The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs.. Reuters - Published
Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is.. Reuters - Published
Libya's internationally recognised interior ministry on Thursday accused France of supporting eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and said it would halt cooperation with Paris. France however said it.. France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters
France said on Thursday it supported the internationally government in Tripoli after that authority accused it of backing its rival in eastern Libya and said it would cut security cooperation with.. Reuters - Published
An armed group on Thursday a major air base in southern Libya held by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday after he moved most of his forces north to try to seize the capital Tripoli,.. Reuters - Published
Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Reuters - Published
Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an.. Reuters - Published
TRIPOLI, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj pledged to bring the commander of the eastern-based Army General Khalifa Haftar to the International Criminal Court (ICC).. WorldNews - Published
Italy’s interior minister said on Wednesday terrorists have used recent upheaval in Libya to infiltrate migrant boats heading for the country’s ports. Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League.. WorldNews - Published
Chaos in Libya following General Khalifa Haftar's offensive has increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats headed for Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, adding the country's.. Reuters - Published
At least four people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said on Wednesday as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa.. Reuters - Published