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IS claims responsibility for deadly Libya checkpoint attack

25 August, 2018

A deadly raid on a checkpoint has been claimed by the Islamic State group, two years after the militants were defeated in their coastal stronghold.

Libya strongman Haftar in Moscow for talks: sources

24 August, 2018

Libya's east-based strongman is in the Russian capital on an unannounced working visit for talks with local officials, The New Arab's Arabic-language service reported.

US woman charged with helping Islamic State

23 August, 2018

The US Justice Department said a woman on Thursday was charged with providing material support to the jihadist group in Syria.

Attack on checkpoint kills ministers in Libya

23 August, 2018

An attack on a checkpoint with grenades and light weapons killed six Libyan soldiers on Thursday.

UN investigators begin probe of IS crimes in Iraq

23 August, 2018

Investigators from the UN have begun collecting evidence on the massacres of the Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Libya turns down migrants rejected by Italy

23 August, 2018

Italy's interior minister threatened earlier this week to return the migrants to Libya before attempting to take them back to the North African country.

Muslim school sues American city for 'swimming pool Islamophobia'

23 August, 2018

A Muslim school is suing the Delaware city where several children were asked to leave a public pool because of their cotton garments.

Militias in Libya threaten latest peace initiatives

23 August, 2018

Endless fighting between militias, clashes between Salafists and Libyan National Army forces plus months of warfare between tribes, perpetuates a state of chaos in Libya, writes Jonathan Fenton

UNHCR urges Italy to allow stranded migrants to disembark

22 August, 2018

The rescue vessel Diciotti has been stranded in the Mediterranean for six days, as Europe shies away from welcoming migrants.

What are the practical alternatives to Libya's detention centres?

22 August, 2018

Comment: There are plenty of viable and more humane alternatives to the detention where many of Libya's migrants end up, writes Othman Belbeisi.

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