News and updates about Libya

Libya to probe Minister's meeting with Israeli counterpart

Libya’s chief prosecutor establishes fact-finding mission to investigate how the meeting "damaged Libya's interests".

Libya to probe Minister's meeting with Israeli counterpart

Security forces mobilize ahead of anti-Israel protests

Armed forces in Tripoli mobilize in a bid to prevent further protests over the Foreign Minister’s meeting with her Israeli counterpart.

Security forces mobilize ahead of anti-Israel protests

'We oppose any sort of normalization of ties with Israel'

PM al-Dbeibah said his FM was very dedicated to the country, but she must pay the price for her meeting with the Israeli minister.

'We oppose any sort of normalization of ties with Israel'

'Agreement with Saudi Arabia - in the next six months'

Cohen comments on uproar following his meeting with the Libyan minister: We are working to break through and bring diplomatic achievements.

'Agreement with Saudi Arabia - in the next six months'

Netanyahu knew of meeting with Libyan minister in advance

Prime Minister Netanyahu knew of the meeting that caused an uproar in the Libyan government before it happened.

Netanyahu knew of meeting with Libyan minister in advance

'Shame that political opponents rush to react'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen responds to criticism directed at him after his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Libya was made public.

'Shame that political opponents rush to react'

Biden Admin. furious over publication of Libya meeting

US officials say publication of meeting between Israeli, Libyan foreign ministers makes normalization agreement more difficult.

Biden Admin. furious over publication of Libya meeting

Libyan PM fires foreign minister after meeting with Israeli FM

Firing of Najla Mangoush comes despite Libyan Foreign Ministry's claims that the prime minister approved the meeting.

Libyan PM fires foreign minister after meeting with Israeli FM

'Meeting with Israeli minister was approved by Prime Minister'

Ministry says the Italians promised Lybian PM al-Dbeibah a direct air route in return for a meeting between the Foreign Ministers.

'Meeting with Israeli minister was approved by Prime Minister'

Libyan Foreign Minister suspended, leaves country

Libya’s Foreign Ministry says the meeting between the two ministers “was accidental, unofficial, and not planned in advance.”

Libyan Foreign Minister suspended, leaves country

Israeli Foreign Minister meets Libyan counterpart

FM Cohen met with Libyan FM Najla Mangoush in Rome and discussed possible partnerships between the countries, among other issues.

Israeli Foreign Minister meets Libyan counterpart

Qaddafi's son moved to hospital after hunger strike

Hannibal Qaddafi, son of former Libyan dictator, moved from Lebanese prison to hospital in critical condition.

Qaddafi's son moved to hospital after hunger strike

Libya says uranium reported missing by IAEA has been found

The announcement comes a day after the IAEA reported that 2.5 tons of natural uranium had gone missing from a Libyan site.

Libya says uranium reported missing by IAEA has been found

2.5 tons of natural uranium missing from site in Libya

IAEA to conduct activities to clarify circumstances of the removal of nuclear material from a site in Libya.

2.5 tons of natural uranium missing from site in Libya

17 former ISIS members sentenced to death

Libyan court sentences 17 former ISIS members to death, gives another 16 prison sentences.

17 former ISIS members sentenced to death

Alleged Lockerbie bomb maker taken into US custody

Libyan accused of making the bomb that destroyed Pan Am flight over Scotland in 1988, has been taken into US custody.

Alleged Lockerbie bomb maker taken into US custody

Libyan PM escapes assassination attempt

Shots fired at car of Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah as he returns home. PM unharmed, shooters flee.

Libyan PM escapes assassination attempt

Senior Libyan officials: Libya wants normalization with Israel

Gen. Khalifa Haftar, Libya's leading presidential candidate, says he wants to normalize ties with Israel.

Senior Libyan officials: Libya wants normalization with Israel

Libya’s destroyed Jewish graveyards are being rebuilt online

After Jewish cemeteries in Libya 'obliterated', Libyan Jew creates virtual cemetery.

Libya’s destroyed Jewish graveyards are being rebuilt online

Muammar Qaddafi's son released after 7 years in Libyan jail

Al-Saadi Qaddafi, son of former Libyan dictator, released after more than seven years of detention in the capital of Tripoli.

Muammar Qaddafi's son released after 7 years in Libyan jail

Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

Ancient synagogue in Libya being turned into Islamic center, Jewish group says.

Report: Libyan synagogue was taken over without permission

Watch: Lebanon protesters burn tires, tear down fence

Ruptly reports on violent protests across Lebanon as civilians brought up on charges of terrorism in Libya.

Watch: Lebanon protesters burn tires, tear down fence

ANALYSIS: Turkey has become a rogue state‏

Turkey is sowing conflict in Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Qatar, planning to renew the Ottoman Empire which Erdogan intends to head.

ANALYSIS: Turkey has become a rogue state‏

'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

President Saied: No country, including US, has dared to ask him permission to build military bases on Tunisian soil.

'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

Libya's former interim PM dies from coronavirus

Mahmoud Jibril, former head of rebel government that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, dies in Cairo after contracting COVID-19.

Libya's former interim PM dies from coronavirus

Libyan militant sent to prison over Benghazi attacks

Federal US judge sentences Mustafa al-Imam to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

Libyan militant sent to prison over Benghazi attacks

Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

'But that doesn’t mean we're sending battleships to confront Turkey.' - Foreign Minister.

Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

Venezuela, Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council

Israeli, US ambassadors condemn decision to allow countries with questionable human rights records to serve on UNHRC.

Venezuela, Libya elected to UN Human Rights Council

US kills 17 jihadists in Libya

US forces kill 17 suspected jihadists in air strike in southern Libya.

US kills 17 jihadists in Libya

Black Slavery exists today in Muslim-dominated African nations

Black Slavery exists today in Muslim-dominated African nations

Report: Netanyahu may have benefited from cousin's Libya deals

HuffPost reports that a company owned by PM's cousin sold electrodes to Libya while Netanyahu invested in its raw material supply company.

Report: Netanyahu may have benefited from cousin's Libya deals

Three dead in suicide attack in Libya

Suicide attackers storm Libyan foreign ministry in Tripoli, killing at least three. ISIS claims responsibility.

Three dead in suicide attack in Libya

Benghazi terrorist sent to 22 years in prison

Ahmed Abu Khattala, believed to be the mastermind behind 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Benghazi terrorist sent to 22 years in prison

U.S. air strike kills Al-Qaeda terrorist in Libya

The United States military says it conducted an air strike in Libya targeting a terrorist from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

U.S. air strike kills Al-Qaeda terrorist in Libya

Six dead in car bomb explosion in Benghazi

At least six people killed in car bomb explosion in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Six dead in car bomb explosion in Benghazi

US exemption allows import of some Jewish artifacts from Libya

Some Jewish artifacts from Libya can still be brought into US, despite new import restrictions.

US exemption allows import of some Jewish artifacts from Libya

New US MOU gives Libya 'license to steal,' activist says

US agrees to Libyan request that activists say prevents ancient Jewish artifacts from leaving the country.

New US MOU gives Libya 'license to steal,' activist says

22 killed in car bomb attack in Libya

At least 22 people killed in a double car bomb attack in city of Benghazi.

22 killed in car bomb attack in Libya

Egypt upholds death sentences for 7 ISIS members

Egyptian court upholds death sentences for seven people over beheadings in Libya of 21 Christians.

Egypt upholds death sentences for 7 ISIS members

Libya considering extradition of Manchester terrorist's brother

Libyan authorities say they are processing a request from Britain to extradite the brother of the Manchester bomber.

Libya considering extradition of Manchester terrorist's brother

Britain seeks extradition of Manchester terrorist's brother

British prosecutors ask Libya to extradite Hashem Abedi, whose brother carried out attack following Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Britain seeks extradition of Manchester terrorist's brother

US arrests terrorist who attacked embassy in Libya on 9/11

Officials say terrorist who participated in murder of US ambassador in 2012 attack on embassy captured, to be brought back to US.

US arrests terrorist who attacked embassy in Libya on 9/11

U.S. air strikes kill several ISIS jihadists in Libya

Two U.S. air strikes kill several Islamic State jihadists southeast of Sirte.

U.S. air strikes kill several ISIS jihadists in Libya

American forces kill 17 ISIS jihadists in Libya

U.S. forces carry out six air strikes against ISIS camp in Libya.

American forces kill 17 ISIS jihadists in Libya

Trump announces new travel restrictions for 8 countries

President Trump replacing travel ban with a targeted list of restrictions enhancing vetting for nationals from eight countries.

Trump announces new travel restrictions for 8 countries

Qaddafi's son released by Libyan militia

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi reportedly freed after six years in captivity.

Qaddafi's son released by Libyan militia

Group behind Benghazi attack dissolves

Ansar al-Sharia, accused by Washington of 2012 attack on consulate in Benghazi, announces its dissolution.

Group behind Benghazi attack dissolves

Russia moving special forces into Libya

U.S. sources claim Russia moving special forces into Libya to aid Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Russia moving special forces into Libya

Report: Trump to restrict immigration from some Muslim countries

Trump expected to sign several orders restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, say sources.

Report: Trump to restrict immigration from some Muslim countries

US bombers wipe out ISIS training center

85 terrorists killed in stealth bomber strikes against ISIS forces in Libya targeting Europe.

US bombers wipe out ISIS training center

Plane hijacking in Malta ends without injuries

Hijackers who pledged loyalty to former Libyan dictator free their hostages unharmed and surrender.

Plane hijacking in Malta ends without injuries

Passenger plane hijacked over Libya amid bomb threat

Jet carrying 118 people diverted to Malta in apparent hijacking as terrorists threaten to blow up the plane.

Passenger plane hijacked over Libya amid bomb threat

Italy warned about Milan-based ISIS cell, expels imam

Lybia warns Italian authorities of possible ISIS cell on its soil, jihadist plans to cross Mediterranean into Italy and mount attacks.

Italy warned about Milan-based ISIS cell, expels imam

Black Lives Matter movement declares war on 'Israeli Apartheid'

Radical organization releases 6-point platform, demands Israeli aid be diverted to reparations to Iraq and Libya.

Black Lives Matter movement declares war on 'Israeli Apartheid'

Benghazi report revealed: Surprise allies, security snafus

Sacrificed for politics: 4 Americans die as State Department worries about offending Libya. The rest rescued by Qhaddafi supporters.

Benghazi report revealed: Surprise allies, security snafus

ISIS's silent Libyan crucifixion campaign revealed

HRW exposes underreported atrocities of ISIS rule in Sirte, including beheading 'sorcerers' and flogging music listeners.

ISIS's silent Libyan crucifixion campaign revealed

US to arm Libya against ISIS

Senior officials reveal administration is ready to get UN sanctions lifted, in effort to stop ISIS from gaining ground in North Africa.

US to arm Libya against ISIS

France warns world: Be ready to fight in Libya

French FM warns world must be prepared for military involvement, as militias oppose newly arrived UN-backed unity government head.

France warns world: Be ready to fight in Libya

Obama backtracks Cameron criticism, but not for Netanyahu

After apparent British fury, White House tries to cover Obama's comments in interview in which he bashed Netanyahu as well.

Obama backtracks Cameron criticism, but not for Netanyahu

ISIS gaining ground in Libya, warns American official

The number of ISIS fighters in Libya has risen rapidly while the number of jihadists in Iraq and Syria has dropped.

ISIS gaining ground in Libya, warns American official