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Fayez Sarraj addresses a press conference on May 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (AFP/Leonhard Foeger)
May 24, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US ambassador to Libya made a fleeting visit to Tripoli on Tuesday to endorse the UN-backed government based in the capital, and is the first such visit by Washington's envoy to the North African country in three years.
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar. (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Last Thursday, members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) attacked the base used by Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).
A Libyan security member walks past an oil drill on the Al-Ghani oil field near the city of Waddan on March 23, 2013. (AFP)
May 10, 2017 - 22:00 GMT
Libya has the technical power to produce as much as 1.2 million barrels of oil per day, but it can't.
Thousands of vulnerable migrants - including women and children - are being held in detention centres across Libya. (AFP)
May 09, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
ICC set to investigate human trafficking marketplace in Libya.
Migrants who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, arrive at the naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 6, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 08, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The 40 survivors were rescued by a coast guard ship and brought to Italy.
Fighting in Benghazi. (AFP/file)
May 04, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Two major players in Libya's civil war have reportedly agreed to hold elections after meeting in the UAE.
Trump reportedly told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pressure his ally Haftar and the rival parliament based in Libya's east to pass a vote of confidence in the unity government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj. (AFP)
May 02, 2017 - 07:02 GMT
Trump reportedly told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pressure Haftar to pledge his support for UN-backed unity government in Libya.
A Libyan woman (Wikimedia Commons)
May 01, 2017 - 11:15 GMT
Legislators have backpedaled on women's rights in a new draft constitution, but online activists have no intention of letting them get away with it.
Russia's deputy UN ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, covers his ears during a Security Council debate on Syria, April 5 2017. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
April 26, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
Al Bawaba talks to international justice scholars to figure out why the council is failing in its responsibility to international peace and security.
Prisoners across Libya
April 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Judges unseal arrest warrant for Libya's former security chief, accusing him of carrying out war crimes in 2011 to quash opposition to Moamer Gaddafi.
Tunisian women harvest grapes in the wine-producing region of Grombalia as the country looks to branch out into wine tourism. (AFP/ Fethi Belaid)
April 20, 2017 - 09:09 GMT
A new Tunisian-Libyan Bank agency with a capital of 100 million dinars ($43.4 million) was inaugurated in Monastir in Tunisia.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
Approximately 32,800 asylum seekers have made it to Europe since the beginning of 2017. (AFP)
April 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
28 asylum seekers were found after sunset by the fishermen who towed the vessel to shore.
Statistics show a 2.4 billion dinars ($1.7 billion) financial black hole in Libya's oil revenues which has yet to explained. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2017 - 13:30 GMT
Libya's Ministry of Finance has yet to explain a 30 percent drop in oil revenues for Q1 2017.
A member of the Libyan National Army (LNA) fires a machine gun mounted on the back of a Toyota pickup truck against jihadists in district of Suq al-Hut in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, on March 26, 2017. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
April 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Libya's southern desert region has been neglected as the GNA and LNA vie for control of cities in the north.
An attempt by the rival government to seize ministry buildings by force failed, January 2017. (AFP)
April 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Libya's southern desert, long neglected by central authorities, risks becoming an arena for score-settling between rival governments vying for clout across the war-torn country, analysts say.