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A member of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, prepares himself to go to the front line in Tripoli Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Tripoli’s main airport came under attack from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who has launched an offensive to capture the Libyan (...)

Leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: thought to be hiding in sparsely populated desert between Mosul and Raqqa. Photograph: AFP

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi exhorted followers on Thursday to stand fast and keep fighting in his first purported audio communication in(...)

A B-2 stealth bomber photographed in California in 2014. This was the aircraft used to bomb Islamic State targets in Libya on Wednesday. File photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

More than 80 Islamic State fighters were killed in US air strikes on Libya on Wednesday night, US defence secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. US B(...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government waving a Libyan flag as he stands atop the ruins of a house after forces finished clearing Ghiza Bahriya, the final district of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte, Libya. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Libyan forces have finished clearing the final district of the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte in which the jihadist group had been holding o(...)

A suitcase filled with blocks of hashish, seized from the cargo ship Munzur in December  2015, in the office of the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian financial police force, in Palermo, Italy, in June.  Photograph: Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

The investigators for Italy’s anti-drug unit were used to measuring the flow of hashish from Moroccan fields to European shores one speedboat or Jet (...)

US-backed Libyan fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte, the militants’ final bastion in Libya. File photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

US-backed Libyan fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte, the Islamist militants’ final bastion in Libya. The fighte(...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government fires a shell with Soviet made T-55 tank  in Sirte, Libya. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

A car bomb targeting security forces on Tuesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 23 people and wounded many others, a spokesman (...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya on July 31st, 2016. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United States has launched multiple air strikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, opening a new, more persistent front against the group (...)

A vehicle burns as forces aligned with Libya’s new unity government advance on the eastern and southern outskirts of the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte, in a still image taken from video on June 9th, 2016. Photograph: Reuters TV

Islamic State (Isis) militants are retreating from their main bastion in Libya, as militiamen allied to a UN-brokered government pushed into the centr(...)

 US president Barack Obama speaks at the ‘town hall’ discussion  at the Royal Horticultural Halls  in London. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has described the peace process in Northern Ireland as an example of what can be achieved when the US and Britain work toget(...)

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