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The shooting left 30 people including two children dead, horrifying the nation. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna (MSCD) said it does not target unarmed civilians in Libya or Egypt.
At least ten bodies were also found by the Italian coastguard, officials said. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 19:37 GMT
Ten thousand migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past four days, but at least 54 others died making the dangerous route.
Smoke rises in the center of the Libyan capital of Tripoli after the clashes on May 26, 2017. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the health ministry said.
 An ambulance transporting wounded Egyptians arrives at a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017, following an attack in which 28 Coptic pilgirms were gunned down following a visit to a monastery (Mohamed El-Raai / AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Egyptian military has carried out several airstrikes against purported terrorist training camps in Libya after unknown gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, leaving at least 28 dead.
This file photo taken on November 04, 2016 shows migrants and refugees on a rubber boat as the Libyan coastguards patrol on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast. (Andreas Solaro/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, most of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.
Hashem Abedi, born in 1997 in Britain, was arrested Tuesday evening in the city of Tripoli by Libyan intelligence services. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The arrest is the latest in a string of detentions following the deadly Monday attack by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British student dropout.
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.