A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping and industrial hub that had shrugged off the turmoil until now. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping an(...)

 The Corinthia Hotel  in Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: EPA

Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favoured by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people(...)

Security forces surround the Corinthia Hotel after a car bomb in Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

At least eight people, including five foreigners, have been killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a loca(...)

Indira Tasueva, a refugee from Chechnya, tends to her daughter Amina (3) at their temporary home at the Spreehotel refugee centre in Bautzen, Germany. Some 200 refugees, many from Syria and Tunisia, live there. The Spreehotel became a refugee home about six months ago, despite opposition from many Bautzen residents. Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

Even locals admit there’s not much to see or do in Perba. With just 175 residents, Perba is a tiny dormitory village a 40-minute drive northwest of Dr(...)

People pose around a poster of journalists Nadhir Ktari (left) and Sofiane Chourabi, who went missing in Libya in September, during a demonstration over their disappearance, in Tunis on January 9th. Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

Libyan militants calling themselves part of the Islamic State have saidthat they were holding captive 21 Egyptian Christians, raising new fears about (...)

Workers change a pipe on the Laurus oil drilling rig off the coast of Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico. Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Oil prices slid further below the $50 a barrel mark yesterday to a near six-year low amid concerns of a bigger oil surplus in the coming months.ICE Fe(...)

A supporter of Osama bin Laden holds up his portrait. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai had faced trial on charges of conspiring with bin Laden in al-Qaeda’s nearly simultaneous 1998 bombings of two US embassies in east Africa which killed 224 people

A suspected operative for al-Qaeda who was captured by US commandos in Libya in 2013 and brought to New York to face trial has died in custody after c(...)

Abu Anas al-Liby, a suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial. Photograph: FBI handout/EPA

A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ah(...)

Medics help migrants after they arrived onboard the Blue Sky M cargo ship at the Gallipoli harbour in southern Italy. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

Almost 1,000 migrants arrived in Italy on a cargo ship on Wednesday after apparently being abandoned by its crew in the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Red (...)

Until now Tobruk has been relatively secure compared with the rest of Libya. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

A suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives in front of a hotel where Libya’s elected parliament was in session in the eastern city of Tobr(...)