Libya faces the challenge of two prime ministers
16 February 2022 | 4:08 pm
Libya faced the challenge of two prime ministers Thursday after parliament named a rival to the existing unity government's chief Abdulhamid Dbeibah, hours after his convoy was targeted in a drive-by shooting. The appointment of a second prime minister threatens to spark a new power struggle in the war-torn nation.
14 Jun 2021
UN officials intercepted over 1,000 migrants in one day off the coast of North Africa attempting a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe.
26 Jun 2021
Germany and the United Nations are set to host another round of Libya peace talks. New Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is set to attend, but there are questions about how much of a say Libyans will have in decisions.
4 Aug 2021
Libya calls on people to come forward to be vaccinated after it received two million doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, with more on the way.
14 Aug 2021
Once famed for its exceptional wildlife, Libya's Farwa island risks becoming just another victim of lawlessness in the war-ravaged North African nation, activists struggling to save it warn.
12 Aug 2021
Libya opens its largest Covid-19 vaccination centre in the capital Tripoli, in an effort to speed up inoculations and catch up with the rising number of cases.
7 Sep 2021
Saadi Gadhafi, once a professional footballer, was cleared of killing a football coach in 2018 and reports say he has flown to Turkey. Libya is looking to hold elections in December.
23 Sep 2021
Libyan lawmakers are split over the unity government, but also over the question of whether the latest no-confidence vote was valid. The row raises questions about a UN-backed election.
30 Sep 2021
In the run-up to the national elections in exactly three months, rival Libyan politicians seem to be putting a vote seen by many as a chance for peace in acute danger.
4 Oct 2021
Libya's Interior Ministry said hundreds of migrants were detained in "anti-drug" raids. Rights groups expressed concern over the mass detentions that includes women and children.
10 Oct 2021
War crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Libya since 2016, a United Nations investigation has revealed.
11 Oct 2021
At least six migrants have been killed after guards opened fire at an overcrowded detention facility. It is the latest violence against migrants following recent mass arrests.
12 Oct 2021
Libya’s national team slid in the ranks in the group stage for the World Cup qualifiers after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Egypt on Monday. Fans packed squares in the country’s east and west, heartbroken as a defeat on the home front was sealed by a third goal from Ramadan Sobhi in the second half. Egypt scored twice near halftime in Benghazi through Ahmed Fotouh and Mostafa Mohamed, the team’s second straight win over Libya at the start of new coach Carlos Queiroz’s tenure.
24 mins ago
England manager Gareth Southgate knows Wales will have "additional motivation" when the two sides clash in their final Group B game at the World Cup on Tuesday.
56 mins ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian missile strikes have damaged more than 50% of the country's energy facilities, and the World Health Organization is warning that millions face a “life-threatening” winter in Ukraine.
56 mins ago
On August 13, 1961, the construction of the Berlin Wall began. Conrad Schumann was one of the police officers guarding the new border. But instead, he jumped across the fence from East to West Berlin. Bernd Bröde witnessed the historic moment.
59 mins ago
A week after a deadly quake struck Indonesia's main island of Java, rescuers are still finding more bodies. Aid workers have also reached remote areas to assist those displaced by the catastrophe.
59 mins ago
Record numbers of people are moving to the UK even as the pro-Brexit government promises to crack down on immigration. Roughly 50,000 EU citizens left the UK over a one-year period, while 331,000 non-EU citizens arrived.