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Three alleged perpetrators, all in their 30s, were arrested and referred to prosecutors for investigation, officials said.

The clashes broke out late Thursday between two militias loyal to the Tripoli-based and UN-recognised Government of National Accord, with the cause unclear.

Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism

Without running water or electricity, instructions for Libyans to self-isolate bring their own set of problems.

Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

Conflict in western Libya continues as factions grapple for power.

16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rockets hit Libya's capital, killing 15: ministry

Libya's Government of National Accord accused forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar of carrying out the attacks.

The New Arab

Three people killed as Haftar targets Tripoli diplomatic quarter

Three people have been killed and four injured as Haftar’s forces targeted the Italian and Turkish ambassadors’ residences in Tripoli after ...

Libyan official: 5 killed, dozens wounded in Tripoli shelling

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan official: 5 killed, dozens wounded in Tripoli shelling

It was the latest attack on Tripoli by the eastern forces’ commander Khalifa Haftar.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's Haftar announces Ramadan truce after military setbacks

Libya Khalifa Haftar announced a Ramadan ceasefire after his forces suffered a series of defeats during intense fighting against forces allied ...

Hundreds of migrants stranded at unsafe Libya port: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of migrants stranded at unsafe Libya port: UN

As many as 280 migrants were left stranded on a Libyan coastguard boat after heavy bombardment prevented them from stepping on land.

UN demands justice for migrant victims of Libya strikes

The New Arab & agencies

UN demands justice for migrant victims of Libya strikes

The UN called for justice for dozens of migrants killed in air strikes last July on a detention centre in a suburb of the Libyan capital.

Four killed in Libya's Tripoli by projectile blast

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Four killed in Libya's Tripoli by projectile blast

Four civilians were killed after an attack on a vegetable market in Libya's Tripoli.

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Comment: Obsessed with controlling the numbers of migrants' arrivals, Europe is complicit in their frequent deaths. Only by prioritising ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya buries 46 refugees killed in deadly shipwreck

Libyan authorities buried the bodies of 46 refugees after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year.

The New Arab

Dozens of bodies recovered after migrant vessels capsized

Survivors of the fatal capsizing have been transferred to a detention center which has been targeted in airstrikes.

The New Arab & agencies

Africa migrants return to bombed Libya detention centre

A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, despite calls from the ...

The New Arab

Migrants moved to 'unsafe' Libya centre despite deadly airstrike

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it was an 'outstanding contradiction' for migrants to be released from the unsafe centre, only for more to ...

Migrants, refugees in Libyan centres must be freed: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Migrants, refugees in Libyan centres must be freed: UN

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for Migration director Antonio Vitorino have called for the ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs

The United Nations has called for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive in Tripoli reached 1,000.

Haftar's punishing assault on Libya capital kills a thousand

The New Arab & agencies

Haftar's punishing assault on Libya capital kills a thousand

Haftar's Tripoli offensive has killed an estimated 1000 people and displaced a further 100,000 since it began in April, say the WHO.

Libya considers releasing all migrants following Tripoli attack

The New Arab

Libya considers releasing all migrants following Tripoli attack

Libya's GNA said it cannot protect migrant detention centres from airstrikes such as those witnessed on Tuesday, amid reports hundreds remain ...

Libyan guards 'opened fire' on migrants fleeing Tripoli airstrikes

The New Arab

Libyan guards 'opened fire' on migrants fleeing Tripoli airstrikes

Libyan guards reportedly shot at refugees and migrants attempting to flee airstrikes at a migrant detention centre in Tripoli that killed at ...

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