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A man waves the Libyan national flag in Benghazi on Tuesday  as he celebrates the eastern government’s gains in the area. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The deserted royal palace in Tripoli, hidden behind locked gates and an overgrown garden, stands as a monument to Col Moammar Gadafy’s virulent reject(...)

Roman ruins  in  Sabratha on Libya’s Mediterreanean coast. Unidentified aircraft  carried out air strikes in the area early on Friday. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

US military aircraft carried out strikes against Islamic State-linked militants in western Libya on Friday, killing more than 40 people in an operatio(...)

Screen grab  from a user generated content video uploaded on social networks on January 5th, 2016 said to show a petroleum storage tank burning at Al-Sidra oil terminal, near Ras Lanuf in the so-called “oil crescent” along Libya’s northern coast. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Three days of Islamic State (Isis) attacks on Libya’s biggest oil terminals have started fires that have spread to five massive oil storage tanks, a g(...)

 Mohammed Chouaib, from the UN-recognised government in  Tobruk (left) and Dr Saleh Almkhozom,  of the Libyan General National Congress, celebrate after signing a UN-sponsored deal. Photograph: EPA

A group of Libyan politicians have signed a United Nations-sponsored peace deal that nominally unifies the country’s two rival governments, despite be(...)

General Khalifa Haftar commander of the armed forces loyal of the internationallyrecognized Libyan government, shakes hands with UN envoy Martin Kobler, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya. Photograph: Libyan Armed Forces/AFP

Delegates from Libya’s warring factions signed a UN-brokered agreement to form a national government on Thursday. Western powers hope the deal will br(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry at meeting on Libya in Rome: Western capitals fear that unless Libya forms a united government Islamic State will strengthen grip on new coastal territory. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic and security support to help stabilise the cha(...)

The massacre in Paris, following bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, and the downing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt, all claimed by the Islamic State, reveals a terrorist organization that has changed in significant ways from the West’s initial understanding of it. Photograph: Reuters

Defying Western efforts to confront Islamic State on the battlefield, the group has evolved in its reach and organisational ability, with increasingly(...)

 Rescued migrants being brought to a Médecins Sans Frontières boat in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The Naval Service patrol ship the LÉ Samuel Beckett has rescued 100 migrants in the Mediterranean near Tripoli in Libya, according to reports. The res(...)

A man holds a picture of General Khalifa Haftar during a demonstration in support of the Libyan army under the leadership of General Khalifa in Benghazi, Libya on November 6th, 2015. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

At least 16 people have been killed in heavy fighting in the Libyan city of Benghazi between forces allied with the official government and Islamic(...)

Those rescued in the latest mission included six children. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The Greek coastguard has rescued 242 people off the eastern island of Lesbos after the wooden boat they travelled in capsized, leaving at least three (...)

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