By Ahmed Elumami

Libya navy thought migrant rescuers were smugglers, fired warning shots: spokesman

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan navy boat fired warning shots at a search and rescue vessel operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) earlier this month because it thought it was involved in smuggling, a spokesman said on Tuesday. MSF...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2:56 AM

Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:41 PM

Libyan forces say advancing toward recapture of Sirte from Islamic State

By Ahmed Elumami SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said on Tuesday they had taken one of the last districts in central Sirte held by Islamic State militants, battling snipers and car bombs in their campaign to...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7:05 PM

Libyan forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan forces engaged in renewed clashes with Islamic State militants in Sirte on Thursday, a day after capturing a convention complex that had been a symbol of the militant group's authority in the city. Forces...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:56 PM

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention center from Islamic State

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte on Wednesday captured a large convention hall complex in the city center, seizing a symbolic base where militants once held meetings and flew their black jihadist flag...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 4:45 PM

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention center from Islamic State

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte on Wednesday captured a large convention hall complex in the city center, seizing a symbolic base where militants once held meetings and flew their black jihadist flag...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 8:47 PM

More than 120 migrant bodies washed up in Libya's Sabratha in July

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More than 120 bodies of migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up around Sabratha in western Libya this month, the city's mayor said on Sunday. Hussein Thwadi said bodies had washed...

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 6:56 PM

Libya's U.N.-backed government condemns France for not coordinating military presence

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed unity government has said that France did not coordinate with it over the presence of French troops in Libya and that it would not compromise on its sovereignty after France announced the deaths of three of...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 3:57 AM

Libya's U.N. backed government moves to tackle power cuts in key test

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government is moving to tackle chronic power outages in a key test of the Tripoli-based administration's ability to take executive control and win support by improving living conditions....

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:39 AM

Suicide bomber hits field hospital near Libya's Sirte

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three people at a field hospital for forces fighting Islamic State in their Libyan coastal stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, a security source said, and medical staff appealed for help in treating the...

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:36 PM

Libyan forces fight Islamic State in Sirte, predict city to fall soon

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces aligned with Libya's unity government battled Islamic State on Thursday in the militant group's stronghold of Sirte, but faced resistance from snipers...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 3:12 AM

Libyan forces fight Islamic State in Sirte, predict city to fall soon

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces aligned with Libya's unity government battled Islamic State on Thursday in the militant group's stronghold of Sirte, but faced resistance from snipers...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 3:12 AM